Arrangements: Overview

At Need or Immediate Need

Unfortunately, the loss of a loved one is something we cannot predict. If a family has not made pre-arrangements at the cemetery, this is termed an “at need” or “immediate need” situation. If you have lost a loved one, the Glenwood Cemetery is here to help. Our goal is to help you decide what your needs are and provide solutions that will work for you. We will guide and assist you step by step as you make interment arrangements to honor your loved one.

Burial Space Options

Glenwood Cemetery Leads the Way in Perpetual Care Services in PEC
Ultimately it is each individual’s choice whether to be buried or cremated. Glenwood provides options: a traditional full-casket burial with or without a vault, a cremation burial in-ground or above ground in a columbarium niche or a scattering of ashes in the memorial forest.

 

Burial

With its urban park-like setting, Glenwood is a beautiful property with many acres of land still available for traditional graves and burials.

Cremation

Cremation In Ground 

In keeping with the increasing demand for cremation, there was a new section was developed in 2015 around the Cook Fountain to accommodate the burial of cremated remains. Each lot allows the interments of two urns.

Columbarium Niche

The graceful, granite structure of the columbarium provides an enduring, secure memorial to past lives. A second 48-niche columbarium is now available at Glenwood to accommodate the growing requests for cremation burials. Each niche accommodates two urns and each niche panel can be etched with a memorial inscription and the person’s name.

Scattering Ground
For those who wish to have their ashes scattered in a more nature setting, a scattering ground in an old growth forest opened in 2012. Covered in natural groundcover and beautiful wild flowers growing in the shade of majestic trees this is truly a place for peace and reflection.

Funeral Celebrant
Glenwood’s Certified Celebrant, Helma Oonk is trained to meet the needs of families during their time of loss. The Celebrant will serve at a funeral service, memorial service, graveside service, anniversary tribute, tree planting, bench dedication or any other gathering designed to honor the deceased.

Stone Chapel Rental
The limestone chapel in the centre of Glenwood Cemetery is the perfect setting for a celebration of life ceremony, private services, weddings, workshops, and other special events. You can book the chapel for your occasion by contacting the office.

Cemetery Receiving Vault

The vault is another building on the cemetery grounds with historical designation. It was built in 1873, the year the cemetery opened. Glenwood cannot conduct winter burials because of its steep hillsides so the vault is used as a resting place over the winter months to await spring interments.

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Contact Glenwood’s office at 613-476-3511 or email info@GlenwoodCemetery.ca