COVID-19: The Cemetery is open and operational

On March 23, 2020 the Government of Ontario published a list of essential workplaces (updated April 3, 2020), which includes cemeteries as part of the bereavement sector.

For essential needs or any questions you may have, please contact our cemetery manager.

The entrance to the church and offices is locked. Access will only be granted to a maximum of two individuals with confirmed appointments at the time of the appointment.

It is our utmost priority to ensure the health and safety of our staff and contractors, the families we serve, their guests, and everybody who contributes to or participates in the services we provide during this corona virus pandemic.

Consequently, we reviewed our processes and appreciate your understanding for these new protocols during interments:

  • no more than 10 attendees
  • social distancing (min. 6 ft) must be observed at all times
  • personal protection equipment (PPE like face masks) is encouraged
  • no individual currently under quarantine shall attend
  • no individual experiencing symptoms like fever, coughing, sneezing, etc. shall attend
  • physical expressions of sympathy (hugging, kissing, handshaking) and other direct contact should be avoided
  • once facilitators have distanced themselves, attendees may approach the grave to place flowers and pay their final respects
  • after all attendees have distanced themselves from the grave, the casket will be lowered and the grave will be closed

Lots, niches, scattering grounds

At St. Philip’s Cemetery you’ll find standard and child burial lots, cremation lots, columbarium niches and areas where ashes can be scattered.

And as interment trends change over time, we’ll ensure that the products and services you’re looking for are available to you, today and for years to come.

Standard burial lots

  • for a traditional burial and/or the interment of ashes (up to four urns)
  • we offer standard depth (one casket) and extra depth lots (to accommodate two caskets)
  • superficial lot size is 3’ 3” x 10’
  • you may install an upright monument and/or flat marker(s)

Child burial lots

  • for the burial of an infant/child or the interment of a child’s ashes
  • superficial lot size is 3’ 3” x 5’
  • you may install a flat marker (no upright monument)

Cremation lots

  • for the interment of ashes (up to two urns)
  • superficial lot size is 2’ x 2’
  • you may install a flat marker (no upright monument)

Columbarium niches

  • for the interment of ashes (up to two urns)
  • niche size is 1’ x 1’ x 1’
  • you may install a bronze plaque

Garden path

  • an area within our cemetery where ashes may be scattered
  • memorialization is available

Common grounds

  • an area within our cemetery where ashes may be scattered
  • ashes are scattered anonymously (no memorialization)

Memorialization

In addition to upright monuments and flat markers, we can also arrange for the placement of a memorial bench to remember a loved one or the planting of a commemorative tree within the cemetery.

Other products and services

If you’re planning a reception for family and friends, take a look at our wheelchair accessible, fully-featured reception facility. Please contact our Parish Administrator for more details.