Burial Services

Casket Burial

Prior to the family arriving at the cemetery the assigned plot will be dug and dressed ready for the interment of the casket.

The family will be asked in advance by their funeral director if they wish to fill in the plot (backfill) themselves. Should they choose this option; the funeral director will guide the family through this process.

Should a family choose not to backfill themselves, the plot will be reinstated by cemetery staff after the family have left the site. Any flowers left by the family will be placed on the plot.

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Ash Interment

Ashes can be interred in a burial plot. In most cases the ashes are placed under the headstone or lawn plaque.   A burial plot will take up to four ash urns or one casket and two ashes urns or two caskets (double depth plots only).  Ash plots will only take a maximum of two ash urns.

Purchasing Plots

With the exception of the areas set aside for our Returned Service men and women, burial plots can be purchased in advance.  This can assist in ensuring other family members can rest alongside their loved ones as well as making future burial arrangements a little easier for families.

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All purchased plots are held in perpetuity in the name of the owner. 

Denominational Areas

All of the Districts cemeteries have designated areas set aside for Anglican, Catholic, Presbyterian, and Wesleyan/Methodist, however, as these areas are filled up new sections used for interments are interdenominational only.

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Headstones

Permission must be given by the Council before a headstone is erected in any cemetery. A headstone permit form must be completed and approved before the erection of a headstone.

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Learn more about Council's Cemetery Bylaw

Page reviewed: 09 Jul 2014 9:20am