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Hillcrest Cemetery

During this time of COVID-19 please note that access to the cemeteries is restricted to groups lesser than 25. If a funeral home will be in attendance at the interment larger numbers may be allowed; please consult with your local funeral home.

Staff are working daily within the cemeteries and interments are being performed.

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 the 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 which began 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 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 which began 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.

The 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 as pricing does change each January 1st by the October CPI (Consumer Price Index). The Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 gives legislation.