Notic to the Public about COVID 19 impacted services

COVID-19 UPDATE, April 2, 2020, 11:00 AM

NOTICE

As an essential service, Cataraqui Cemetery and Funeral Services remains vigilant in our commitment to keeping our visitors, client families and staff safe and healthy.

Our offices, cemetery and onsite crematorium remain staffed to serve families to arrange for burial, funeral, and/or cremation services. 

The cemetery, funeral and cremation office shall remain open by appointment only during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.

This decision was based on recommendations from the Government of Ontario, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario and the Ontario Association of Cemetery and Funeral Professionals.  

Please note the temporary restrictions and precautions noted below.

To make an appointment, address questions or concerns, please contact us at 613-546-6545 or info@cataraquicemetery.ca

The Board of Trustees expresses our sincere gratitude to our exceptional and professional staff for their dedication to continuing to care for families and deceased of our community.

MEETING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

  • Access to our office, until further notice, is by appointment only.
  • Please first contact us to determine if matters can be resolved by telephone, electronically or by mail.

CEMETERY GROUNDS

  • Access to the cemetery grounds, until further notice, currently remains open to the public daily from dawn until dusk.  

SOCIAL DISTANCING SHALL BE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES

  • All appointments, if determined necessary by staff, shall be limited to up to two (2) representatives of the decedent. 
  • Graveside interments for cremated remains may be deferred until a later and safer date.
  • Graveside casket interments, pursuant to State of Emergency directives, shall proceed without delay and shall be subject to a strict limit of up to 10 attendees (including clergy or officiant).  Please consider limiting such services to immediate family so that safe social distancing (6 feet) can be maintained.

The Board of Trustees, management and staff of Cataraqui Cemetery and Funeral Services appreciate your understanding of the current need to place temporary restrictions and precautions.