Monday, May 4th, 2020
Glenwood Cemetery Company and COVID-19
The Bereavement Authority of Ontario, the regulatory body for funeral operators, cemeteries and crematoriums, has been closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and has issued new directives for the operation of funeral homes and cemeteries. These directives have been designed to protect staff and families from the risk of infection.
Our office is closed to the general public. We will meet with families by phone or by appointment to arrange burials. People with general inquiries or non-immediate service needs can contact us by at phone 613-476-3511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The general public is welcome to walk the trails in Glenwood, as long as you maintain social distancing (6ft) and keep moving. Our picnic tables will stay in storage for a while longer and our benches are taped off. Please keep dogs on a leash and pick up after them.
Graveside services will be limited to 10 or fewer people. This limitation will be difficult for grieving families so when you are walking please show your respect by avoiding the area where a burial is taking place.
Thank you so much for your cooperation and support.
Glenwood Cemetery Board
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.
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 different options: Traditional full-casket Burial with or without a vault, Green Burial, Cremation Burial in-ground or above ground in a Columbarium niche or a Scattering of ashes in the memorial forest.
With its urban park-like setting, Glenwood is a beautiful property with many acres of land still available for traditional graves and burials.
Cremation In Ground Interment
In keeping with the increasing demand for cremation a new flat marker section was developed around the Cook Fountain to accommodate the burial of cremated remains. Each lot allows the interments of two urns.
The graceful, granite structure of the columbarium provides an enduring, secure memorial to past lives. A new 48-niche columbarium is now available at Glenwood to accommodate the growing requests for cremation interments. Each niche can accommodate two urns and each niche panel can be engraved with a memorial inscription and the person’s name.
Private Two Niche Family Columbarium
For those who wish to have their ashes scattered in a more nature setting, we offer this option in our scattering ground in an old growth forest. Covered in natural ground-cover and beautiful wild flowers like “Jack in the Pulpet” growing in the shade of majestic trees this is truly a place for peace and reflection.
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 can not 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.
Contact Glenwood’s office at 613-476-3511 or email info@GlenwoodCemetery.ca