Rely on Our Expertise

What Makes Us the Experts

Our People and Your Needs


First and foremost, denial of our self interests and placing families above all else focusing on their personal needs.

Education, training and devotion to doing what is right every time and finding the best ways to serve people.


Our staff and leadership team study around the world at International Conferences including:

  • ICCFA The International Cemetery Cremation and Funeral Association
  • CANA,The Cremation Association of North America
  • NFDA, National Funeral Directors Association
  • Green Funeral Conference
  • The Asian Cemetery and Funeral Conference in Hong Kong
  • TanExpo in Bologna, Italy
  • The Russian Cemetery and Funeral Conference in Moscow
  • … and attending many other seminars and conferences right here in the United States and Canada


We have visited cemeteries and funeral homes to learn customs and traditions in:

  • Scotland
  • Lebanon
  • Russia
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • China
  • Canada
  • Iceland
  • France
  • … and many other countries around the Globe


All these studies are to learn the best practices to provide compassionate and healing care to the families who choose The Gardens to honor and remember the people they love.

Alan J. MacKinnon CCE also consults, free of charge, to many industry and professional organizations and has donated untold hours to many groups in need of his expertise.

The Board of Directors and all the team members here at The Gardens are proud of what Alan, our leadership team and staff has accomplished.

Devoted 100% to Compassionate and Healing Care

Graduates from the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association University.

Certified Cemetery Executive with 30 of dedicated service to others.

Vision, Mission and Values

Our Families rely on us for Expert Advice

Continue to learn and find best practices..

Latest Software and Technology

Our Leadership Team

Belief in the 15 Points of Management By W. Edward Deming

International Speaker assignments

Customs and Traditions around the world

Over 700 Green/Natural Burials