With the assistance of our cemetery caretakers (Public Works and Parks & Recreation staff), the Corporation of the Municipality of Greenstone administers and promotes the professional operations of municipal cemeteries for the purpose of dignified burials.
The Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations requires that the Municipality of Greenstone complies with the Ontario Cemetery Act as well as Consumer Protection under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Service Act (FBSCA). The role of the Ministry is to protect you, as a consumer. This includes making sure cemeteries are well kept for your loved ones now, and in the distant future.
According to the Cemetery Act and the FBSCA, the Municipality of Greenstone is required to set aside a portion of funds received from interment rights to invest in care and maintenance trust funds.
Cemetery Hours of Operation
Interment Rights Holders and the general public can visit the cemeteries within the Municipality of Greenstone every day during daylight hours.
(a) Longlac Cemetery: located on Highway 11 to the east of the Longlac Ward.
(b) Geraldton Pinegrove Cemetery: located at the end of Beamish Avenue in the Geraldton Ward.
(c) Beardmore Pinegrove Cemetery: located on Highway 11 to the east of the Beardmore Ward.
(d) Nakina St. Brigid Catholic Cemetery: located on Cordingley Lake Road in the Nakina Ward.
(e) Nakina Hillcrest Cemetery: located on Cordingley Lake Road in the Nakina Ward.
(f) Geraldton Roman Catholic Cemetery (abandoned): located at the end of Fourth Street North in the Geraldton Ward.
(g) North Side of Hwy 643 Cemetery (abandoned)
Rules and Regulations
In 2012 a thorough review of our Cemetery Rules & Regulations was undertaken by staff and subsequently By-law 12-70 Being a By-law to establish rules & regulations for all cemeteries within the Municipality of Greenstone was passed and enacted by Council.
Additionally, By-law 12-61 Being a By-law to establish fees charged by the Corporation of the Municipality of Greenstone for cemetery services (amendment 13-11) (amending 16-42) was passed and enacted by Council.
Staff at ward offices and the Greenstone Administration Office have a clear understanding of the By-laws and are available during regular business hours to answer any questions you may have.