Cemeteries

CEMETERIES

The Village of Forestburg manages two cemeteries, the Public Cemetery and the Baptist Cemetery.  Both of these facilities are managed by the Forestburg Public Cemetery Society with the assistance of public works and other volunteers.

The cost of a cemetery plot will be:

  • Full size plot  $200.00 plus GST
    • Will allow for one full casket burial or two caskets double depth burial
    • If the plot is purchased with the intent of using it for two cremation placements, an additional charge will not be made for the placements.  Future cremation placements will be indicated as such on the cemetery map.
    • Two cremation placements will be permitted on an existing grave, at a cost of $50.00 plus GST per placement
  • Cremation Plot $150.00 plus GST
    • Will allow for one interment
    • Subsequent interments will be permitted at a cost of $50.00 plus GST  each
  • Scattering Garden $100 plus GST  

The responsibility for the Management and Operation of the Forestburg Cemetery is the sole responsibility of the Village with assistance provided by the Forestburg Cemetery Society.   
All plots(and the scattering garden) will be used for interment of human remains only

Full size plots

  1. Each Full size plot measures 5 feet by 10 feet.
    b)    Each Full size plot may be used for any one of the following interments:
    i)     one (1) casket
    ii)    a double depth interment provided that
  • the first casket interred is the lower and is encased in a concrete outer receptacle
  • caskets are placed at the minimum depth requirements of the Cemeteries Act of Alberta
  1. one (1) casket and up to two (2) ash interments (cremations) provided appropriate approval of, the plot purchaser or delegated authority, is provided for such interment
  • the first interment shall be placed centered in the first six feet (6’) of the head end of the plot and the second interment to be placed centered in the lower four feet (4’) of the plot
  1. two (2) ash interments (cremations) provided appropriate approval of the plot purchaser or delegated authority, is provided for such interment
    Any monument other than that placed at the head end of the plot must be a flat/flush (to the ground) monument.

Cremation plots

  1. Each cremation plot measures 4 feet by 4 feet.
  2. Each cremation plot may be used for any one of the following interments:
  3. One plot can be used for more than one interment, provided that the first interment places a vault, then subsequent interments can be added to the vault
  4. Interment to be centered on the plot
  5. After one interment, only hand exhumation of the vault may occur for subsequent ash interments.
  6. All monuments must be flat/flush to the ground monuments.

Instructions for Performing Cremation Interments

Scattering garden

Ashes can be spread anywhere within the garden, as directed by the Village Administration.
A memorial plaque may be placed on the wall.
The size of the memorial plaque shall be appropriate for the size of one block face.

Public Cemetery

The public cemetery is located 1 mile south of the Village on 53 Street (Hwy 856) and offers traditional cemetery plots, cremation plots and a scattering garden.

Baptist Cemetery

The Baptist Cemetery is located at 4601 Hwy 53 which is immediately across Highway 53 from Big Knife Villa.  This cemetery offers traditional cemetery plots only, although cremation interments are permitted.

If you wish to purchase a cemetery plot, please contact the Village office at 780-582-3668.

Forestburg Public Cemetery Society is always looking for individuals interested in volunteering, either on a regular basis or for special cleanups.  If you would be interested in assisting this group, please contact Michael Jahns at 780-582-3553

 

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