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We have done a great deal of custom work, both within our community and in neighbouring communities, for churches and individual.  New iron crosses, arches, entry gates and grave markers are slowly replacing the old, in an effort to preserve the past. Some designs have come from the old, historic architecture, while others have taken on a more modern look.
 
Whether your interests lie in ornate scroll work or plasma cut wheat sheaves, we can help in designing gates and entry arches that will compliment the history of your church, rather than take away from it. The following photos are a sample of some of the work we have done.

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This entry arch was installed, over top of the existing gate panels, in June 2005, to commemorate the
100 Year Celebration of "Pryma" Church, at
Smuts, Saskatchewan.
 
Below is the bell tower cross, which stands about
36" high and has an 8" steel ball, as a base.

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In honour of the Pryma Church ~ 100 Year
Celebration, Wrought Iron By Design donated this
cemetery gate, which is located south west
of Smuts, next to the old church site.

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PRYMA CHURCH at SMUTS, SK.

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Taking the place of the original wooden cross,
this new steel cross stands 16ft high with a
9ft span. It stand as a reminder of 100 years
of faith, in the small community of Smuts.
Added to the cross are 5 small plaques, with
 both Ukrainian and English writing, an alter
tray and a large etched stainless steel
commemorative plaque, with photos of both
the original church and the current church.

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The work we do, for churches and cemeteries, takes on a very important meaning for us. For it is here that history is remembered and future generations can learn about and better understand the past. Unless otherwise requested, all outdoor product is protected with a powder coat finish to ensure long life and durability for generations to come.
 

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ST. MARY'S CHURCH near ALVENA, SK
The scroll design was used here, so the entry
arch would match the existing gate panels.
Then carried through to the cross design.

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The 100th Anniversary of Our Lady Queen Of Peace
Roman Catholic Church was observed in July 2005.
The cemetery cross (at right), is a replica of the crosses
on top of the church. The design was given to us by
Carl Lucyshyn, and erected in honour of the occassion.
 
A new look for the Alvena Roman Catholic Cemetery.
In keeping with the "prairies" style, wheat sheaf panels
were designed and plasma cut from steel sheet, to create
a different look for the 16ft driveway gate and 3ft walk-in gate.

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PRESERVING OUR HERITAGE
The preservation of old graves is a true passion of mine.
Years of transcribing cemeteries and searching for graves, only to find
them unreadable, is what brought about the idea for our grave markers.

Preserving our heritage is easy with the etched plaque you see below. They can be added to any grave site, without disturbing the original grave marker. These stainless steel plaques are available with the wheat design (shown) or a lily design, to frame in your writing of choice. Custom sizes and design are available.

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This NAGY marker is fabricated using
solid steel, with a stainless steel name
 plaque. With it's solid construction and
 durable powder coat finish, there is no
 doubt it will remain standing, long after
 we are around to maintain it.

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A simple cross and etched plaque, can preserve old unmarked or unreadable graves, with minimal maintenance. Cross designs can include Traditional, Ukrainian, Greek Orthodox and more. Simply submit a photo or drawing of the style you would like and we can duplicate it.

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