Create a lasting memory for a loved one

Created as a lasting memorial to a beloved wife, the Dyer Memorial Nature Reserve outside of Huntsville, and its caretaker, the Muskoka Conservancy, can now offer a special place of remembrance for those who will live on in your memory.

It was 1916 when Clifton Dyer and Betsy Brown honeymooned in Muskoka, and it was a special cabin on the banks of the East River that claimed their affection each year upon their return.

After Betsy’s death in 1956, Clifton built a memorial overlooking their beloved East River and the Valley below, and there, both Betsy and Clifton’s ashes remain in their final resting place.

In a place born of love, and a place dedicated to memories, Muskoka Conservancy now invites you to plant a Memorial Tree at the Dyer Memorial Nature Reserve to commemorate a loved one or to mark a significant life event. Muskoka Conservancy will help you plant and care for a Red Oak or Sugar Maple tree, along with a memorial plaque and stand.

The Memorial Forest Program is hosted every other year, and the next planting will be in September 2020.

An information session will be held in the summer of 2020 at the Dyer Memorial Nature Reserve. It will be the chance to meet us to learn more about the Memorial Forest, walk around the Nature Reserve and choose where you would like to plant your own Memorial Tree.

Orders may be placed until August 15th, 2020. A ceremony with service of dedication is held in the planting year at the Dyer Memorial.

For more information or to purchase a Memorial Tree, please contact our office at 705 -645-7393 ext 200.