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 financial 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, the Township’s Horticulturalist at MMackay@centrewellington.ca or 1 (519) 846-9691 x 261. 

Scroll below to see an archive of 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.

2019

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    For Benno Dubler
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    For Barry and Jim Sharpe
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    For Stanley J Redwood
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    For Chris Ashbourn
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    For Grant
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    For Amy Stiles
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    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
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    For Karen Watson

2016

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

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