Must I purchase a burial vault?

In Ontario, this is generally not mandatory. Most active cemeteries have by-laws and regulations that suggest the use of a basic grave liner for maintenance and safety purposes. Either a grave liner or a burial vault will satisfy these requirements.

By |2019-03-11T18:51:52-04:00Feb 12, 2019||0 Comments

What are burial vaults and grave liners?

These are the outside containers into which the casket is placed.  Burial vaults are designed to protect the casket and may be made of a variety or combination of materials including concrete, stainless steel, galvanized steel, copper, bronze, plastic or fiberglass.  A grave liner is a lightweight version of [...]

By |2019-02-12T13:34:01-04:00Feb 12, 2019||0 Comments

What options are available besides ground burial?

Besides ground burial, some cemeteries offer interment in lawn crypts or entombment in mausoleums.  In addition, most cemeteries provide choices for those who have selected cremation.  These often include placement of cremated remains in a niche of a columbarium or interment in an urn space.

By |2019-02-12T13:33:44-04:00Feb 12, 2019||0 Comments

What happens when a cemetery runs out of land?

When a cemetery runs out of land, it will continue to operate and serve the community.  When we get to this point, the percentage of cremation would likely become the main method of disposition. Depending on cemetery by-laws, most cemeteries will allow for multiple urns to be interred on top [...]

By |2019-02-12T13:32:34-04:00Feb 12, 2019||0 Comments

Why is having a place to visit so important?

To remember and to be remembered are natural human needs.  A permanent memorial in a cemetery provides a focal point for remembrance and memorializing the deceased.  Throughout human history, memorialization of the dead has been a key component of almost every culture.  Psychologists say that remembrance practices, from the [...]

By |2019-02-12T13:32:15-04:00Feb 12, 2019||0 Comments

What is an opening and closing fee?

Typically, the opening and closing fee includes administration and permanent record keeping such as determining ownership, obtaining permission and the completion of other documentation which may be required, entering the interment particulars in the interment register, maintaining all legal files. The opening and closing of the grave also includes; [...]

By |2019-02-12T13:31:43-04:00Feb 12, 2019||0 Comments