Products and services

Find fees and general descriptions for various interment options and dedication features available at our cemetery locations.

Our professional staff are here to talk through options to memorialize your loved one. While we have general information on this page, it's best to contact cemetery staff for full details.

They're available at 519-725-9280, Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can also contact parkview@waterloo.ca at any time.

We accept cash, cheque, debit and credit for cemetery services.

Casket interment options

Traditional lots are available at Mount Hope and Parkview Cemetery. Details of the lot and what's included can be discussed with our cemetery staff. There are specific sections of our cemeteries reserved for different faith groups.

Cremation interment options

Cremation options include scattering, in-ground and columbarium niches at Parkview Cemetery.

Bronze memorials

Bronze memorials are used for lawn level monuments on traditional lots, cremation lots, cremation walls and memorial pathways. Bronze vases are available in a variety of colours and styles.

Green burials

Green burials provide a natural means of caring for the deceased with minimal environmental consequences. The site is located in a natural setting, allowing wildflowers and grasses to grow. Human remains naturally decompose in the earth with minimal use of the environmental resources or adding any foreign elements to the earth.

Sensitivity to the protection of the eco-system of the interment area is essential. No formal maintenance will be performed in the green burial section other than periodic removal of invasive plant species. Visitation is permitted and encouraged along an exterior pathway. There are certain criteria that are outlined within cemetery by-laws that allow for burial in this section:

  1. No embalming: human remains are prepared for green burial without embalming or the presence of polymer implants or other non-naturally occurring elements.
  2. Direct earth burial: shrouded remains can be placed into a casket or alternative form of container, where the casket or container is composed of sustainable and fully biodegradable materials.
  3. As per cemetery by-law, grave liners or protective vaults are not permitted in the green burial section.

Parkview Cemetery‚Äôs green burial section has approved by-laws that capture the spirit of the green burial practice and creates measures that help define and protect this landscape. Cemetery  staff are pleased to provide additional information on green burial options and associated costs of interment rights ownership.

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