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22nd of August 2021


I thought the simple act of deciding on an urn for Barb’s interment on August 25th would be a painful experience. But I couldn’t be more pleased with my journey for Barb.

Barbara looked at an old growth white pine for the past year at our house at Sand Lake while she watched birds feeding, and read, and I'm sure thought about her friends and family and her life.

I’ve had an urn made from an old growth white pine board that comes from the family that owned our land for over 100 years. The urn was made by craftsperson Geneviève Gaboury (INDIGÈNE), a wood artisan. Wood speaks to her, and she can see and draw out beauty in wood, and believes in the finest craftsmanship. And my granddaughter Devon has chosen a humming bird to be engraved on the urn. Barb told me once she had this very eerie feeling of seeing herself when she looked at Devon.

By a nice touch of serendipity I carried the wood from Sand Lake to Geneviève in Quebec City. The journey to deliver the wood, and working with Geneviève on the artistic and design choices had a profound affect on my well being. It was as important as getting the best urn I could.

Geneviève has given my family an extraordinary memory. My daughters and granddaughter and I could not be happier with Geneviève’s artistic and professional decisions from the  old growth white pine and cedar we provided.


And with how she sought perfection, and her thoughtfulness and kindness.


We feel fortunate we found Geneviève and with the urn she gave us.


She helped us so much with this journey.

Glenn McInnes, Ottawa, Ontario

vsek21 on Oct 23, 2021


Absolutely stunning. I couldn't image a better urn for our loved one. Quality is meticulous and superb. Engraving was exactly what we wanted. Happy we did this add on.

Maya on Nov 3, 2021


This urn arrived quickly and was even more beautiful in person. I couldn't be happier with the quality and the service. I received a lovely note from the seller and would highly recommend this seller and product.

Karen on Dec 29, 2021


The wooden urn is beautiful. The craftsmanship is outstanding. My son passed last December 2020. He would love the simple beauty. Thank you

Jmoz5 on Jan 22, 2022


So beautiful a place for my partner to integrate into our home when he passes.
Thank you!

Tabatha on June 16, 2021


Beautiful urn and the customer service was amazing!

Joshua on June 09, 2021


A truly magnificent tribute to our loved one lost to soon. Geneviève was especially accommodating and supportive during the process. 

That the urn is ecologically sourced from local materials, hand built by a talented artisan using sustainable materials made it an even better fit for our memorial.

Mimi on June 03, 2021


Finely crafted urn was just what I was looking for. Thanks for the great customer service too!

Waterloo22 on May 12, 2021


Genevieve made us a custom urn based on a previous design she had created which we really liked with walnut and ambrosia. I came across her shop by chance but knew right away we wanted something different and special for our daughter. 

It was lovely to see the work progress and when the final urn arrived yesterday, we were so pleased. The little touches, like the matching tiny vase (beautiful) and hand written thoughtful card made it all that much more special. 

Genevieve's work is unique and special. We wanted something that we could have on display as a constant reminder of our daughter, but without it looking like an urn. This is really a piece of beautiful artwork.

Thank you Genevieve for bringing some moments of happiness during our difficult time as you created this beautiful and timeless art for our family.

Cathy on Mar 31,2021

Genevieve is so talented and she is a truly beautiful soul. She handled every step of the process with a gentle care and respect.

She is truly a gift to those who are grieving and looking for a special place for their loved one to rest. I feel privileged to have worked with her. It's hard to find words big enough.

Thank you, Genevieve. I am blown away by your work, compassion, and attention to detail every step of the way.

qwertyuissa on Jan 26, 2021


Can’t imagine ordering such an important and special piece from anywhere else. The genuine care that they have for their customers is beyond representative in their service and craftsmanship from beginning to end. Can’t thank them enough for giving me such a peaceful and comforting piece to bring into my home for forever. ♥️

ma8870 on Apr 04, 2021


This item is a beautiful example of elegant choices of beautiful wood combined with skilled craftsmanship.
The serenity is exactly what I was looking for.
I thank you for your art and lovely hand written card.

Diana54321 on Nov 19, 2020


Geneviève was so helpful and kind. She worked with us to create a beautiful and personalized urn for my father in law. He was a woodworker and we know that he would have appreciated the work and love put into its creation. Absolutely beautiful. It came promptly and was packaged with care. Highly recommend.

Jesse on Dec 20, 2020


I was apprehensive about ordering an urn online considering how important an object it is, but thing thing absolutely blew me away. The craftsmanship is exceptional in every way and I couldn't be more happy with it.

wembleydog on Nov16, 2020


The urn is magnificent. I just love it so much ~ you made such a beautiful resting place for my beloved dad. I could never have imagined that it would be so breathtaking. Thank you. 

I am incredibly thankful for your support and assistance in this process. You have been unbelievably kind and patient. 

I so appreciate how carefully you boxed and shipped my parcel. Opening it up was also a special process ~ I knew that you had carefully wrapped the urn and treated it with respect and dignity. That means so much to me. 

My family and I are so thankful.

jennabeau on Nov 3, 2020


Phenomenally beautiful. Very happy with this urn.

voiceofreason on Nov 2, 2020


Really beautiful work. It was nice to be able to find an urn that matched my husband's & my style.

Willis on Oct 29,  2020


Such a beautiful Urn! Couldn't be happier with how it looks.

Jenny on Aug 26, 2020


Absolutely beautiful. Shipped quickly, arrived safely. Wonderfully kind customer service. Couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect. Thank you. Thank you so much.

Carolyn on Jul 23, 2020


Geneviève made an urn that was beyond our expectations.

Tracy on Jul 14, 2020


Excellent quality and finish. Nice memory box - perfect for the purpose I had in mind.
Thank you! Would order from them again.

CJ on Jun 19, 2020


I LOVE this urn. After 10 years I felt my brother needed a nice place to rest. I love this because it’s a nice size that allows for the ashes but also some mementos and pictures. It’s beautifully made and looks great in my living room!

LadyMoonshadow on Mar 22, 2020


Beautiful craftsmanship! Arrived on time and well packaged. I will buy from Indigene again

Kate le 19 fév 2020


Geneviève was so warm and helpful in a very difficult time. The whole process went smoothly and shipping was very fast. Thank you again. The urn and accompaniments are so beautiful.

These accompaniments are a beautiful way for the family to share in honouring our grandmother.

Sarah on Feb 15, 2020


It is perfect! It looks just like the picture and it was delivered very quickly! Thank you so much!

Michèle on Sep18, 2018


The urn we ordered for our mother fulfilled our requirements and her sense of aesthetics. The ordering and shipping are done under the best conditions

gloria on Feb 03, 2020


Very nice, subtle. Exactly what I personally was looking for.

S on Jan 12, 2020


Genevieve was such a pleasure to work with. Excellent communication. Though we presented her with a bit of a "challenge' - she exceeded our expectations. Listened carefully to what we were looking for and totally got it.....and us! Finished products were exactly what we wanted and we could not be more pleased!
Genevieve is an awesome artist! Thank you so much Genevieve.

Rose on Jan 07, 2020


It’s stunning!!! It suits my husbands personality and love for the clean, fresh outdoors. Thank you for bringing light to such a unimaginable time in my life. ❤️

eclaire666 on Nov 06, 2019


I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the urn. It is exactly what my Mum would have liked. I am comforted that this will be her final resting place. 
Genevieve was compassionate and kind.


The urn for my mother was so beautiful that I ordered two keepsake boxes fashioned from the same wood as the urn, for my sister and I. Genevieve’s workmanship is outstanding. The boxes were carefully packaged and delivery was timely. She is very kind and respectful in all communications. 
Thank you

Chelsea on Aug 29, 2019


The urn is absolutely beautiful!

cramer on Feb 28, 2019


The beautiful box that we chose was beyond our expectations. Shipped quickly and very safely wrapped. The box itself is a piece of art, the workmanship is 100% inside and out.

Thank you
Hope C.

Laura on Jan 05, 2019


Genevieve, your work is absolutely beautiful. The urn is very special to me. Thank you so much for your kind communications throughout the entire process, and for your careful and beautiful craftsmanship, truly amazing. Warmest regards, Laura

Debra on Dec 11, 2018


The urn is sublime. Perfect in its detailing - the urn's beauty is helping our family feel peace and serenity.  


This is the second time that I have bought an urn from Indigene and I can only attest to the exemplary quality of the products. The urns that Geneviève manufactures are not only original and pretty as shown in the photos, but also of a meticulous finish which testifies to the attention that the artist invests in his products. Special mention also for the fast delivery and efficient follow-up! Thanks again !

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gretchelina on Jul 03, 2018


This is beautifully made and arrived quickly. Thank you!

Janelle on Jul 15, 2017


This is a beautiful unique and special wooden box for my Dad's ashes to live in. I wanted something more personal for him and the wooden urns the funeral service sold us looked similar to a coffin and the wood looked almost black. I'm so glad Dad will live in this and I think he'd tell you the same. All along the way I was receiving updates and photos of the wooden box in the making - which for me examples the care and respect she had for the piece she was making for me. I would highly recommend this shop and although postage costs were high to post it to Australia I would pay that extra just so I can have this elegant box in my home. The craft and joinery is awe-inspired It far exceeded my expectations xxxxx

debi on Apr 08, 2017


Genevieve's art work is beautiful. I was looking for a special urn for my father's resting place and Genevieve helped me through the process in a professional and compassionate manner. I highly recommend her and her woodworking.

Clare on Oct 25, 2016


I can't think more highly of Geneviève than I do. She is an incredibly talented artist and such an incredibly lovely person. Geneviève walked me through this process at exactly the right speed with buckets of genuine compassion and understanding. She made it a really lovely experience. The result is a final resting place for my father that I am so proud of. It is beautiful and unique. I thank you from the bottom of my heart Geneviève ♥

Ilona on Apr 23, 2016


Genevieve is a true crafts person. My urn is beyond lovely. Every detail is finely finished. My urn arrived promptly, packed beautifully and in perfect condition...Quebec, Canada to Brookings, Oregon! Genevieve was very sensitive to my needs and produced exactly what I imagined. I thank her from the bottom of my heart.

Stockard on Mar 22, 2016


Geneviève is such an amazing artist to work with. From the start she was helpful, detailed and walked me through every single step of the process. Beginning with letting me select the wood for the urn, sending me images along the way of possibilities of how it could work with different panels and engravings, and being incredibly responsive through the entire process, Geneviève is a true professional. The work that you get done will not only be exceptional and flawless but you will be working alongside someone who not only cares about the product but you as well.

Connie on Feb 23, 2016


Geneviève's urns are absolutely exquisite, and she is a joy to work with, paying attention to detail and making sure that the custom design was just right in every way. Her creativity, her sense of aesthetics, and her quality workmanship is matched by her sense of commitment to her clients – she kept me informed at every step of the "work in progress," and finished and shipped the two urns in a remarkable time. I came upon her site after an extremely lengthy search for just the right urns, and I am so pleased to have connected with her.

Brittany on Jan 05, 2016


This urn exceeded all of my expectations. Thank you for creating such an elegant and beautiful resting place for my angel. It is everything I hoped for.

Laurence on Feb 22, 2015


Great service, fast shipping and realy beautiful product. The urn is exactly as portrayed and very well made. I recommand a lot if you want something classy but original.

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