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Hillcrest Cemetery


As of December 28th, 2020 interments are now "on hold" until Spring 2021 when the weather permits.

Please consult with your local funeral home or the cemetery administrator for potential spring 2021 start up dates.

Specific information on interments can be found on the Interments page.

All those accessing the cemeteries during this time MUST practice physical distancing and follow proper health and safety advice.  Any inquiries should be directed to the cemetery administrator at the municipal office.

The Town of Parry Sound owns and operates 2 cemeteries:

Hillcrest Cemetery

Hillcrest Cemetery established in 1871 is located on William Street and is bordered by Hillcrest Avenue and Isabella Street. Staff are in the cemetery Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 4:00, during the spring, summer, and fall. You may find staff in the office at the rear of the chapel or working on the grounds.

Sylvan Acres Cemetery

Sylvan Acres Cemetery established in 1971 is located on Hurdville Road, McDougall, ON. To get there take Hwy 124 about 15 minutes northeast of Parry Sound to Hurdville Road; follow to the cemetery which is on the right.

Staff are only at Sylvan Acres to do grounds work or interments.

General Cemetery Information

Information on Interments, Monuments, Columbaria, Lot Decorations, and Interment Rights Purchase is available from the cemetery administrative assistant who would be pleased to speak with you to answer any questions you may have or to explain the details of the cemetery by-law.

Within the by-law is a separate price schedule. Pricing changes each January 1st by the October CPI (Consumer Price Index). Terms are governed by the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002.

The Consumer Information Guide - A Guide to Death Care in Ontario is available upon request from the cemetery administrator or on the Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) website