Latest Update: July 11, 2023
The Town of Parry Sound owns and operates 2 municipal cemeteries
Municipal Cemetery License # 03293733
The cemeteries are licensed by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) which is an administrative body operating under the authority of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS), under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (FBCSA)
Coming soon to Hillcrest Cemetery is an additional columbarium featuring 48 niches - watch for it in Fall 2023!
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.
As of July 1, 2023 the Bereavement Authority of Ontario Consumer Protection Fee has increased to $30.00
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.