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 Memorial Park Cemetery 

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The Memorial Park Cemetery is situated on 50 pristine hectares in the heart of Prince George. Current interment options include traditional burials for both full casket and cremated remains, We operate our mausoleum where the options of crypt for casket interment or a niche for cremains are available. Future burial options will include outdoor columbaria, ossuary and scattering gardens, a cremated remains only section, as well as an environmentally conscious green burial section. The City of Prince George operates the Memorial Park Cemetery located at 3300 Memorial Park Lane east of Highway 16 at Ferry Ave.

Visiting / Administration Hours

The cemetery gates are open seven days a week.

  • Cemetery gates are open to vehicular access 8am - 8pm every day
  • Administration offices, located within the cemetery grounds at  3300 Memorial Park Lane
  • Office hours are 8am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm, Monday to Friday. Closed weekends and statutory holidays
  • For your convenience, please call (250) 562-4661 for an appointment.

 

Contact Us:

    Email: Memorial Park Cemetery
    Telephone:250-562-4661

 

 

Memorial Park Cemetery FAQ

Straight answers to real questions about cemeteries and burial related to the end of life. No family should have to face the loss of a loved one uninformed and unprepared. Questions are grouped into Cemetery, Burial, Mausoleum, Prearrangements, and Perpetual Care Funds, categories for easy reference. By clicking on the question you will be taken directly to the answer.

Memorial Park Mausoleum

 Memorial Park Mausoleum

The Memorial Park Mausoleum provides the opportunity of new indoor cemetery options. Mausoleums are for the living, the survivors of the deceased, who want and need a place to meditate in a serene environment to remember a life once lived. Our facility provides a warm, peaceful and reflective space.The mausoleum is that it is sheltered from the elements and is open to crypt and niche owners 365 days a year. The mausoleum is open to the public Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.  For  information on our mausoleum services contact our cemetery staff at 250-562-4661

             Mausoleum

 

Cemetery Rates and Payment Options

 

  • Payment options include Cheque, Debit, Visa and Mastercard
  • For pre-planning we offer a 12 month interest free payment plan. Contact administration for details 250-562-4661
  • Mausoleum Pricing 

Pre-planning

 Pre-planning is the act of making your cemetery arrangements in advance.It means you are planning today for an inevitable event. These plans may be as simple or as elaborate as you choose. The reasons you choose to pre-plan are varied. Most people consider the following thoughts:

  • You are preparing for the inevitable.
  • Ensuring your wishes are carried out. It will be easier to make sound, unhurried decisions. Family members are often not aware of personal preferences and desires.
  • The peace of mind that you have done all you can to make this easier for your family. Without pre-planning your loved ones will make stressful decisions in the painful days following your passing.
  • The rising cost of cemetery plots, niches and crypts, makes preplanning an sound option against rising prices.
  • If you have the opportunity to purchase nearby a loved one don't hesitate. That plot will not be available at a later date.
  • Pre-planning interest free payment plans are available for the purchase of crypts, plots and niches. For details on our purchase plan contact cemetery administration at 250-562-4661

 

Cemetery Bylaw and Legislation

In British Columbia, cemeteries are  regulated by the Cremation, Interment and Funeral Services Act, and The Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act. Locally we operate under the The City of Prince George Cemetery Bylaw No.8046, 2008

Memorial Park Cemetery understands and respects the need for all families to show respect and love for those interred in our cemetery through the placement of floral offerings at the grave site. Our bylaw permits and our staff encourage the placement of floral offerings including cut flowers (either silk or fresh). Non compliant item include potted plants, glass, statuary, and candles. For futher information and guidance, please refer to the aformentioned bylaw or contact our staff.

Gardening Angels Sharing Garden

Forms

 

Deceased Plot Search

Plot information, cemetery fees or bylaw regulations are available from Cemetery Administration and Operations during the hours of 8:00 am to 12pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays) at 250-562-4661. Would you like to search our records for information? You can use our plot search feature to obtain information by date or by name.

Grave Marker Information

Marker Options: 

  Upright Markers
  Flat Markers
  Cremation Plot Layout 

Veterans

 

Veterans' Memorial 

The Veteran's Memorial was a joint project led by the Ladies Auxilliary to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 43. The monument is made with local stone mined from the McGregor mountains.The City of Prince George provided the location (in the centre of our veteran's sections), and will maintain the site. The Gardening Angels assisted the Ladies Auxilliary with fundraising, and Jay Lazzarin provided the Landscape design. Black Mountain Stone supplied the stone and the engraving was completed by E&K Stoneware.

 

 

Cemetery Memorial Trees

 Memorial Trees

 Memorial Park Cemetery provides the opportunity for family members to memorialize their loved ones by sponsoring a tree. The tree and location is chosen by the family and City staff. A memorial plaque is installed on the tree to indicate its dedication.

  •        Cemetery Memorial Tree Program
  •        Video 
  • Chinese Memorial

    Lion Dancers at Chinese Memorial Dedication

    Chinese Memorial information

    Community Partners

                Royal Canadian Legion Branch #43 email: legion43@shaw.ca

                Assmans  Dignity Memorial email: diane.hough@dignitymemorial.com

                Grace Memorial Funeral Chapel email: gracia1@telus.net     

                 First Memorial Lakewood Funeral Home  email: janet.skaarup@dignitymemorial.com

                 Northern Monumental email: nor-mon@uniserve.com

                 Prince George Funeral Service email: gail@pgfs.ca

    Historical Information

      Update your Family History for Geneological Purposes

      Memorial Park Cemetery would like to maintain accurate historical records by continually updating our database. We have very limited historical information on persons interred prior to 2006. Historically before 2006, personal information was retained by individual funeral homes. We have implemented a new database, and record and retain information for historical purposes only. Reasons for accessing the information would include genealogy and hereditary disease research by family members. This information will not be available on the internet, but can be obtained by written request to the cemetery administration.

      To update a deceased family member, please use the Historical Data Request Form.

      Dick Corless Funeral Home Archival Files

      Richard (Dick) Corless came to Prince George in 1913 from England, where upon he became an undertaker and a car dealer. He was operating his funeral home business, located at the corner of Quebec and Fourth Avenue in Prince George.  All of the funerals that he performed were recorded in a ledger, including deaths of the influenza pandemic in 1918. Mr Corless transferred his business to Assman’s Funeral home in 1931, and his ledger remained with a family member who donated it to the B.C Archives.  The Prince George Genealogical Society became aware of its existence, and a member viewed it in the BC Archives in Victoria.  Because of its fragile condition it was not suitable for photo copying. The BC Archives considered that it might be eligible for micro filming, they did not have funding for this work. They were not prepared to consider transferring it to Prince George at that time.

      In 2007 the UNBC obtained their Class A Certification as an Archive, so the Prince George Genealogical Society supported them in an application for the ledger’s transfer to Prince George.  BC Archives, realizing the importance of the ledger to the history of Prince George, agreed to its transfer.  UNBC Archives were able to digitally photograph all of the pages, and these images were lent to the Prince George Genealogical Society for transcription.  This work was carried out by Society members in a six week period in the summer of 2008.

      These records include information about each funeral, including the date and place of death and burial, as well as the cause of death, birthday and/or age, of the person and the nationality of foreign born persons. For the earlier events the burial location details supplements that included in the cemetery records.

      The City of Prince George is grateful to the Prince George Genealogical Society for their efforts in enabling the residents of our city such valuable historic information.

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