Its important to give back to the community when and where you can. For my wife and I, we have taken on the responsibility to take some of our time and resources to ensure the upkeep of the local cemetery that is adjacent to the Kings United Church, located on South River Lake in Loch Katrine, Nova Scotia. I soon learned that there are 5 graves that do not have markers. I just couldn’t see letting that continue. I have no relation to anybody buried there but I truly felt it important that each grave be marked.
So I looked through the wood pile in my workshop and put together five simple crosses made of spruce lumber. Gave them a bit of trim detail, soaked the ends in some wood preservative and gave them several coats of a white exterior deck stain that I had left over from a deck project. Now all I need are the names and we can arrange to have the crosses placed in their appropriate places.