Our Stone Carver and Masonry Designer, Ryan Watson just wrapped up this three piece Indiana limestone address marker for a home off Valley Road in Saskatoon SK. Watson's gift in the art of hand carved stone has been proven time and time again. His carvings adorn buildings from west coast Canada to Chicago Illinois.
With over 16 years of experience in the trade, Watson continues his dedication to the art by providing his commercial and residential clients with inspiration. The end-product is unlike any other as shown below for his award winning work on Saskatoon's King George Hotel.
He's keeping history alive in Saskatoon by playing a key creative role in designing timeless stone facades on homes and buildings such as the Timber Pointe building shown below. His extensive knowledge and artistic talent in old world craftsmanship offers his clients a unique Masonry Design each and every time. Check out our galleries for more of our work and stay tuned for the installation of the 3 piece redwood address marker, coming soon!
Above is PART TWO showing the completion of us restoring this 94 year old gateway post at Woodlawn Cemetery in Saskatoon, SK. Click here for PART ONE. In the winter of 2016, the left post was involved in an accident knocking it completely over. Each single block of Tyndall weighs around 450 pounds, so one can only imagine the force it took to bring the whole post down.
Originally constructed in 1923, this is the gateway to the "Next of Kin Memorial Avenue" and the only "Road of Remembrance" in North America. As you look down the Avenue, you will see plaques in front of the trees. Each plaque will have a soldier's name on it dedicating the tree to a soldier from their relative or friend. The post on the right is a memorial for Idella Lyde (1901 - 1921), Margaret Isabella (1904 - 1905), and Florence Marguerite (1895 - 1903) - the daughters of Margaret Irvine and Albert Herman Hanson.
So to say the very least, we were extremely grateful when asked to be a part of restoring this gateway to such history in Saskatoon, in honor of our soldiers.
Nicolene Watson, Co-Owner of Rocco Masons since 2013. "Nicolene is the brains behind the scenes at Rocco Masons. She naturally knows how to run a business. When she wants something there's no stopping her", says Ryan Watson, Nicolene's husband and the companies Founder & President. Since 2013 Nicolene manages the office and directs all aspects of the business including Accounts Payable/Receivable, Human Resources, Web Design, Marketing, Advertising and Social Media. "I finally found my dream career at fourty that fits me like a glove"!