The Memory Tree started in 1987 is a special place to help ease the pain of grief during the holiday season.
The holiday season is traditionally a time of joy for most. But, for those grieving, it can inspire feelings of loss, loneliness and social isolation. Many grieving people feel out of step with the world around them, yet are reluctant to admit their pain. The Memory Tree provides a tangible way to acknowledge and remember the person who has died. Individuals write their personal message on a beautiful card and hang it on the Memory Tree, displayed prominently at St. Vital Centre in Winnipeg.
The 2016 Memory Tree was open from November 23 until December 24 and was made possible with the help of 149 volunteers, completing 996 hours of service. This year 1997 visitors placed 1704 cards on the tree, 354 of which were children’s cards.