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Hillcrest Cemetery

Do you need to arrange a burial or interment?

April 19, 2021

Spring interments are now being arranged. Interment of cremated remains may be scheduled beginning the first week of May. Please contact the cemetery administrator to make arrangements for a date and time.

The Town of Parry Sound is required to follow the Directive from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario dated April 19, 2021.

A synopsis of the directive is below, please follow the link above for the complete directive.

Funerals and interments taking place within a cemetery with a funeral home in attendance will be subject to the following:

  1. One (1) funeral home staff member per 10 attendees
  2. maximum 10 persons outdoors or indoors
  3. all attendees to be screened and logged by the funeral home
  4. all attendees to wear masks and practice physical distancing, indoors and outdoors

Cremation interments taking place without funeral home involvement (family only) will be subject to the following:

  1. maximum 10 persons
  2. all attendees to wear masks and practice physical distancing, indoors and outdoors
  3. the family member making the arrangement with the cemetery for the interment will be responsible for ensuring they have contact information for all attendees

BAO Inspectors will be monitoring funeral establishments and cemeteries ensure compliance.

Cemetery stall will NOT interact with persons at the grave site and within the cemetery. All inquires to be directed to the cemetery administrator at the office.

Interments generally may take place between May 15th and November 15th.

As long as the frost or snow isn't too deep it is possible interments may take place after November 15th or before May 15th with the approval of the Cemetery Leadhand. We can talk to see if this is possible.

Contact the cemetery administrative assistant to arrange for an interment.