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Are most cemeteries in Calgary almost full?

Not necessarily, it is true that cemeteries are limited in size by their footprint in the community, however cemeteries do have land available and they do expand when the need arises. Each cemetery has its own unique policies as far as what kind of burial plots are available for purchase and how many spots are […]

Can I bury on my property, rather than buy cemetery property?

You can bury an urn containing cremated remains on your own property but this would not be recommended, should you want to sell the property in time it could hinder the sale. It is illegal to bury a casket on your property. For burial it is required that you purchase a cemetery plot in a […]

I was told that the Province requires the casket be buried in a concrete box. Is this true and what is the advantage of a concrete box?

Each cemetery has its own policy regarding requirements for an outer container (plywood, concrete or fiberglass). The Funeral Director will advise you of any such requirements at the time of arrangements. The advantages of a concrete liner or a burial vault are the protection they afford to the casket once it has been buried. The […]

Do you ever dig up the body later, in a few years and use the grave for someone else?

When you purchase a grave plot from the cemetery, it is permanent. A casket is only disinterred at the requested of the family or Executor for a specific reason. Read More Cemeteries FAQGo Back to FAQ