Cemetery Gates

Unveiling Date:



Maple Ridge Cemetery - 21404 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, BC

Materials Used:

Mild Steel, Powder Coated in Colour- Copper Vein

Funding/Contributing Partners:

Artist in Residence - donation back to the community

Artist: Colin Southwell


Colin Southwell was the first Artist in Residence (2000-2002). Prior to the creation of the gates for the Maple Ridge Cemetery, Colin had concentrated on using traditional design, including “straight lines and curly cues” in his gate creations. The wavy lines, seen in the Maple Ridge Cemetery gates were a first for Colin. “The addition of two butterflies are a tribute to family friends who lost their children at a very young age."