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Burial & Entombment

BURIAL:
The option of burial is available whether your family currently owns a plot or wishes to purchase a new grave(s). Most cemeteries in this area have graves available for purchase. In fact, a recent study has determined that in North America, based on current cemeteries in operation, there is enough burial land to last the next 30 years.

Located in Barrie, there are 2 cemeteries; Barrie Union Cemetery which is a non-denominational cemetery and St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Surrounding Barrie & Innisfil, there are many smaller cemeteries. We maintain a list of many area cemeteries and the contact person(s) who can assist families interested in purchasing a plot.

It should be noted that these cemeteries may have policies in place that limit burials to families with immediate connections to the community. As these smaller cemeteries approach capacity, guidelines have been implemented to ensure that locals have access to plots. Although we do not sell plots, feel free to contact our office and we will assist you in finding the name and phone number of the cemetery contact person(s).

Burial outside of the local area is very common related to the fact that much of the population of this area is composed of families who have relocated from other communities. We can arrange for burials within Ontario, Canada and worldwide. Specific requests can be addressed by contacting our office.

ENTOMBMENT:
A limited number of cemeteries also offer entombment. As an alternative to burial in ground, the casket is placed in a wall above ground. These buildings, often referred to as mausoleums, will vary greatly in size and style depending on their location. Some mausoleums spaces are located in exterior structures and others are located inside large buildings. It should be noted that this method of disposition is more expensive than burial. In this immediate area, Innisvale Cemetery & Crematorium in Innisfil is the only location that currently has an inventory of entombment space available for immediate sale. A select number of cemeteries offer space for private mausoleums. A private mausoleum is a structure that belongs to one family only; the owner has the control over who will be entombed. The privilege of private entombment will understandably come at a higher cost.