Grain of Wheat Fund


The Grain of Wheat Fund is an opportunity to support charitable efforts locally and beyond, in memory of the beloved dead within the columbarium and beyond. The fund is comprised of donations, as well as a portion of the columbarium’s annual income. Each year a group or organization is selected to receive the Sowing Seeds Award and the Grain of Wheat Award. Both are accompanied with a monetary gift generated through the Grain of Wheat Fund.

The Sowing Seeds Award celebrates the legacy of all the deceased enrolled in the Grain of Wheat Legacy. The Grain of Wheat Award celebrates the unique legacy of a specific individual entombed or memorialized in Living Waters Columbarium. Both gifts are made annually in November, the month during which we remember our beloved dead. .

Our first annual banquet was held in November 2017, where Villa Rosa was acknowledged as the first recipient of the Sowing Seeds Award. Click here for the details.

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Enrol Your Beloved Deceased in the Grain of Wheat Legacy


The Grain of Wheat Fund serves as a memorial for the beloved dead. The names of the enrolled are inscribed on the Grain of Wheat Legacy Banner on the columbarium’s website, and additional donations can be made on an ongoing basis. The deceased are remembered annually within the celebration of the Sowing Seeds Award Banquet.

View Those EnrolledContribute in Memory of a Beloved Deceased/Enrol Your Beloved Deceased

Which Organizations Groups Qualify for the Sowing Seeds Award and the Grain of Wheat Award?

The recipient of both the annual Sowing Seeds Award and the Grain of Wheat Award will be groups or organizations whose work or mission is to ‘transform the world by choosing unconditional love and sacrifice’. The awards support charitable works and actions that are associated to the lives of those enrolled in the Grain of Wheat Legacy Fund at Living Waters Columbarium.

How will the Annual Recipient of the Sowing Seeds Award and the Grain of Wheat Award be selected?

Potential are selected through an annual nomination process. The nomination process for 2018 is now closed. Two award recipients have been identified:

The Missionaries of Charity (Winnipeg) will receive the Sowing Seeds Award. This award celebrates the legacy of all the deceased enrolled in the Grain of Wheat Legacy Fund.

Peace of Mind Canada will receive our new Grain of Wheat Award. The award celebrates the legacy of Miguel Labossière, entombed in Living Waters Columbarium.