If you are thinking of purchasing a lot, please take a few minutes to review A Guide to Death Care in Ontario, a consumer information guide published by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario.
The price charged for interment rights in a cemetery lot includes an amount that is held in trust by the Public Trustee and Guardian of Ontario for the care and maintenance of the cemetery. As well, when a monument or marker is installed in the Cemetery, an amount set by regulation is sent to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Cemetery Care and Maintenance Fund.
Each year, the cemetery receives the net income from the trust fund dedicated to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Cemetery to help fund the care and maintenance of the cemetery.
The price for a cemetery lot is reviewed from time to time and if necessary, increased by the Cemetery Board subject to the approval of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario. The current price list, called the Tariff of Rates is included as Schedule C of Bylaw 94-002.
Anyone wishing to make a charitable contribution to either the operations of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Cemetery or to the dedicated Care and Maintenance Trust Fund can direct their donation through St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Unlike the fee included in the purchase price of a lot or marker, these donations are eligible to receive a charitable contributions receipt.