Celebration Trees

Farewell to the Celebration Trees Program

After 11 years and more than 100 trees now planted in community parks across Centre Wellington, we are retiring from this volunteer venture. We are grateful to our team of volunteers, our partner, the Centre Wellington Parks and Recreation Department, and especially to all those who contributed to the program with their donations and their stories about their loved ones.

While Celebration Trees is over, the Township has adopted a similar tree planting/dedication program. For more information, please contact:

Marisa MacKay
Township’s Horticulturalist
mmackay@centrewellington.ca
1 (519) 846-9691 x 261

You can find the Commemorative Tree Selection Form here: 2021 Commemorative Tree Selection Form

Scroll below to view a complete list of the Celebration Tree honorees and where their trees can be found, along with photos from past Celebration Trees events.

Celebration Tree
This artwork is a digital collage of Beverly Cairns at the Celebration Tree ceremony for her late husband, John, from 2014. It was created by her daughter, Sandra Cairns. We are grateful to have her permission to share it.
  • Bissell Park, Elora

    Lorraine Drew-Brook
    Nicholas Brown
    Ben Sachse & Sonia Cheng
    Dalwood
    Kimberly Ann Duffin
    Kenny Day
    William Ellis
    Heather Finch
    Joseph Foster
    Josephine Furniss
    Bob Granger
    Barb & Jim Groocock
    Thomas Hammond
    Stephen Harman
    Robert Hulse

  • Bissell Park, Elora, CONT.

    Daniel Koop
    Shirley MacRae
    Gladys Morley
    John Morley
    Rhoda Lipton
    Eileen Pedersen
    Peter & Barbara Peloso
    Charles Peppler
    Bob Reynolds
    Rob Seagrove
    Doris & Lloyd Swick
    Donna Ross & Peter Szmidt
    Darren & Amanda Townsend
    Bryan Swick Turner
    Ivy (Terry) Watchman
    Riki Welland

  • Drimmie Park, Elora

    Donna Allcock
    Marilyn Bustard
    
Kathie Hammond
    The Howe Family
    Faylyn Kumagai
    Jim & Shelley McElroy

    Midas McKee
    
Lyle & Charlene McLaren

    Steve & Joan Reed

    The Rogers Family
    Phillip Simpson
    Sunni Vann
    Jamie Waugh

  • Elora Meadows, Elora

    Shaheeda Bismilla
    Maureen Curry
    Roy & Vi Wood and Jasper
    Carl Kraft
    Charles L. McManus
    Joslyn Nellis
    Berte O’Brecht
    Amy Stiles
    Janet Isley & Vickey Veale
    Maria Elizabeth von Massow
    William Warren

  • Hoffer Park, Elora

    Chris Ashbourn
    John Cairns
    Carole Jadis

  • Keating Family Park, Elora

    Grant Alemany

  • Millburn Park, Fergus

    Rupert H. Banks
    Joyce Biggart
    Bill Burton
    Ron Chilton
    Stacey Cooper
    M. Anne Evans
    Fergus Relay for Life 2013
    Ron and Helen Goodall
    Colin D. & Keith S. Gray
    Judy Jones (Gramsy)
    Mae Keep

  • Millburn Park, Fergus, CONT. 

    John McTavish
    Jim & Peg Newton
    Graham Oughton
    Shirley Povey-Jennings
    Dorita Shaw
    Ralph Shaw
    Louise Thomson
    Joel Waechter
    Gary Warren
    Karen Watson
    Douglas & Violet Watson

  • Pattison Park, Fergus

    Poppy & Olin Braun
    Aileen “Mickey” Coles
    Steven Davies
    Muriel Dawson
    Alan M. Laing
    Jack Maggs
    Lilly Maggs
    John McWilliam
    Bill Morsink
    Ross Robertson
    Colin & Hilary Robinson

  • Revell Park, Fergus

    Karen Bailey
    Mae Keep
    Susan Jane Lee

  • Southridge Park, Elora

    Ken Marskell

  • Station Square Park, Elora

    Elora PS Teachers
    Lynda Golletz
    Rowan Johnson
    Terran Johnson
    Derek Laythorpe
    HD Laythorpe
    Henry Lubbers
    Fay Mangos
    Velma Jean Pero
    Pete & Jean Peters
    Malcolm Saylor
    Douglas & Violet Watson

  • Strathallan Park, Fergus

    Bahais of Centre Wellington
    Bette Ostic
    Keith Drinkwater
    Avril Hurst
    Ryan MacDonald
    Tiffany MacDonald Varas
    Eric Watson
    Karen Watson

  • Victoria Park, Elora

    Trevor Ashbee
    Toni Ellis
    Josh and Ben Taylor

  • Veterans Park, Elora

    Kenneth E. French
    Andrew Jessop
    Douglas Johnstone
    Janet Holt Johnstone
    George Rogers
    Colin Williams

  • Wilke Park, Fergus

    Kristie-Lee Leighton
    Ken Jessop
    Karen Watson

2019

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    For Benno Dubler
  • IMG_0588
    For Barry and Jim Sharpe
  • IMG_0593
    For Stanley J Redwood
  • IMG_0604
    For Chris Ashbourn
  • IMG_0609
    For Grant
  • IMG_0620
    For Amy Stiles
  • IMG_0625
    For Jim and Peg Newton

2018

  • In memory of Thomas Hammond
    In memory of Thomas Hammond
  • In memory of Shaheeda Bismilla
    In memory of Shaheeda Bismilla
  • In memory of Riki Weiland
    In memory of Riki Weiland
  • In memory of Kristie-Lee Leighton
    In memory of Kristie-Lee Leighton
  • In memory of Ken Jessop
    In memory of Ken Jessop
  • In memory of Josephine Furniss
    In memory of Josephine Furniss
  • In memory of Joel Saechter
    In memory of Joel Saechter
  • In memory of Jack and Verna Whitney
    In memory of Jack and Verna Whitney
  • In memory of Andew Jessop
    In memory of Andew Jessop
  • In memory of Thomas Hammond
    In memory of Thomas Hammond

2017

  • In appreciation of Peter Szmidt and Donnr Ross
    In appreciation of Peter Szmidt and Donna Ross
  • In memory of Keith Drinkwater
    In memory of Keith Drinkwater
  • In memory of Avril Hurst
    In memory of Avril Hurst
  • In Memory of Bette Ostic
    In Memory of Bette Ostic
  • Jim _ Shelley McElroy celebrate Canada_s 150th
    Jim & Shelley McElroy celebrate Canada’s 150th
  • The Bahai community helping green Fergus
    The Bahai community helping green Fergus
  • karen watson tree
    For Karen Watson

2016

  • Celebration Trees
    Honouring Ross Robertson
  • Celebration Trees
    The Rogers Family
  • Celebration Trees
    Honouring Eileen Pedersen
  • Celebration Trees
    Honouring Canon Robert Hulse
  • Celebration Trees

2015

  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Bob Granger – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In celebration of Ben and Sonia – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Bryan Swick Turner – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In celebration of Dalwood Ross Szmidt – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In celebration of Doris and Lloyd Swick – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Daniel Koop – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Joseph Foster – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Kenny Day – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Rob Seagrove – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Shirley MacRae – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Stephen Harman – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of William Ellis – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Midas McKee – Drimmie Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Stacey Cooper – Millburn Park, Fergus
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Graham Oughton – Millburn Park, Fergus
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of John McTavish – Millburn Park, Fergus
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Shirley Povey-Jennings – Millburn Park, Fergus
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Ron Chilton – Millburn Park, Fergus
  • Celebration Trees
    In celebration of Karen Watson – Millburn Park, Fergus
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Colin Williams – Veterans Park, Salem

2013

  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Vel Pero – Station Square Park
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Vel Pero – Station Square Park
  • Celebration Trees
    In celebration of Lilly Maggs – Pattison Park, Fergus
  • Celebration Trees
    In celebration of Rupert Banks – Millburn Park, Fergus
  • Celebration Trees
    In recognition of Relay for Life’s 10th anniversary – Millburn Park, Fergus
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Heather Finch – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Nicholas Brown – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Gladys Morley – Bissell Park, Elora

2012

  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Kenneth E French – Veteran’s Park, Salem
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Rhoda Lipton – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Bob Reynolds – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Lorraine Drew-Brook – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Elora Environment staff member, Kimberly Anne Duffin – Bissell Park, Elora
  • Celebration Trees
    In memory of Trevor Ashbee – Victoria Park, Elora

2011

  • Celebration Trees
  • Celebration Trees
  • Celebration Trees
  • Celebration Trees
  • Celebration Trees
  • Celebration Trees
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