About HAL

This is H.A.L.

An idea that began with our Dad. We grew up in rural Elgin, Ontario, beside our family-owned funeral home—a place first owned by our Poppy, Walter Scotland, and then by our Dad, Dave Scotland. Originally named Honouring A Life, Dad wanted to make it possible for people to plant a tree in honour of the deceased and pay tribute to their life. The idea was popular in the funeral home. It was a sustainable and affordable alternative to sending flowers, especially if the giver couldn’t attend the service in person. 
Then in late 2017, our beloved Dad died very suddenly. 
When Dad was alive, we were always talking about how to make our small family business more user-friendly and expand it beyond the funeral industry. So here we are: Honouring our Dad and his legacy by bringing you a sustainable and universal way to reach the people who are important to you, marking the big moments in their lives with an affordable gift that serves the planet. We are so grateful to be able to bring HAL to life and to keep one of Dad's incredible ideas alive. 
With warmth, 
Elsbeth and Alexandrea Scotland