Latest Update: January 8, 2024
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)
Hillcrest Cemetery has an additional columbarium featuring 48 niches! It was installed November 27, 2023 and is now available for purchase. This brings the total of columbaria at Hillcrest to four.
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. Sylvan Acres Cemetery has one 24 niche columbarium with niches available for purchase along with cremation and full graves.
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.