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The Whistler Cemetery is municipally operated and is located at 5801 Alta Lake Road, approximately 800 metres north of Rainbow Park. Visitors are welcome but please respect this special place.
The following services are offered:
- In-ground burial
- In-ground burial of cremated remains (cremains)
- Inurnment of cremains within an urn in a columbaria wall
- Scattering Garden for the scattering of cremated remains which are not contained within a receptacle
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I obtain a plot in the Whistler Cemetery?
- Obtain a plot plan from Municipal Hall to learn about the plots available for purchase
- Visit the cemetery and locate the plot you wish to purchase
- Apply for a Cemetery License and pay fees at Municipal Hall
Your plot will be reserved for you and you will be given copies of the Cemetery License for your personal files. The following information is available from municipal hall:
- Cemetery Licenses and Interment Permits issued by the RMOW
- Plot Plans: layout of cemetery plots and service
- Fee Schedule for cemetery services
What is involved in the interment process?
- Obtain a plot (see above)
- Provide a copy of the Death Certificate or Certificate of Cremation to Municipal Hall
- Make arrangements with the RMOW for the date and time of the funeral
- Obtain an Interment Permit from Municipal Hall
- Provide a copy of the written authorization from the person who has the right to control the disposition of the human remains to Municipal Hall
- Provide memorial marker information, as indicated in the Cemetery Regulation Bylaw, to Municipal Hall
- Note: In accordance with the Cemetery Regulation Bylaw there are additional fees for interments performed on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays.
How much notice do I need to give for a burial or interment of ashes?
- For in-ground burials and in-ground burials of cremated remains, a minimum of five working days
- For interment of cremated remains in a columbarium niche, a minimum of two working days
- For cremated remains to be scattered in the Scattering Garden, a minimum of two working days
What are the maximum sizes for coffins, caskets, urns and other containers for interment?
- Adult In-Ground Burial – 71 cm (28 inches) wide x 213 cm (84 inches) long x 58.5 cm (23 inches) high
- Infant In-Ground Burial (up to two years of age) – 30 cm (12 inches) wide x 71 cm (28 inches) long x 30 cm (12 inches) high
- Cremated Remains In-Ground Burial – 20.4 cm (8 inches) wide x 20.4 cm (8 inches) high x 25.4 cm (10 inches) deep
- Columbarium Niche – 25.4 cm (10 inches) wide x 25.4 cm (10 inches) high x 25.4 cm (10 inches) deep
What type and size memorial markers are permitted?
All memorial markers are to be inlaid in the ground and no upright markers are permitted. The Cemetery Regulation Bylaw provides maximum sizes and the fees associated with having a memorial marker installed on a grave space.
May I put flowers on a grave?
Cut flowers, wreaths and floral offerings may be placed on grave spaces, but may be removed by the caretaker when their condition is considered to be detrimental to the beauty of the cemetery.