By Laws – Memorialization

4.0 Memorialization

A. General

4.1 Unstable Memorials: Should any memorial or private mausoleum present a risk to public safety because it has deteriorated to the point of becoming unstable, the Cemetery shall do whatever it deems necessary by way of repairing, resetting, or laying down the memorial or private mausoleum or any other remedy so as to remove the risk.

4.2 Removal of Memorials: The Cemetery may remove a Marker and/or Monument from any Lot or Grave, or an inscription from a Columbarium Niche or Mausoleum Crypt if payment of the contract for the Marker, Monument or inscription is in default. Markers, Monuments or inscriptions purchased by anyone other than the Interment Rights Holder(s) may be removed by the Cemetery upon the written request of the Interment Rights Holder(s). The Cemetery reserves the
right to remove at its sole discretion any Marker, Monument, or inscription which is not in keeping with the dignity and decorum of the Cemetery.

4.3 Moving Corner Posts or Number Markers: Only the Cemetery or person(s) authorized by the Cemetery may move corner posts or number Markers.

4.4 Requirements to Place an Inscription on a Memorial: The Cemetery requires the written consent of the Interment Rights Holder(s) and an order form detailing the inscription to be placed on the memorial prior to the placement of the inscription. Only inscriptions which, at the sole discretion of the Cemetery, are in keeping with the dignity and decorum of the Cemetery will be permitted.

4.5 Inscription Rights on Memorials Owned by the Cemetery: Inscription rights vary according to location, design and material. To ensure quality control, consistency and integrity of design, inscriptions on memorials owned by the Cemetery must be approved by the Cemetery and placed by the Cemetery. Inscription rights are outlined on the Interment Rights
Certificate. Please consult the Cemetery office for additional information.

4.6 Installation of Memorials: Only the Cemetery may install Markers, Monument foundations, and bronze vases or lanterns that are set in the ground.

B. Monument

4.7 Approval of Monument Design: A Monument, private mausoleum or other structure shall be erected only after its design, dimensions, plans and specifications relative to the material, construction, proposed location, and all attachments and sculpture are submitted to and approved by the Cemetery.

4.8 Material and Finish of Monuments: All Monuments shall be constructed of granite and/or bronze material unless otherwise approved in Section 4.7.

4.9 Only One Monument to a Lot: Only one Monument shall be erected within the Monument Space on any Lot.

4.10 Monument Location: Monuments shall be centred at the head of the Lot in the designated Monument Space. All monuments placed at the West Avenue location will be placed at the head of the interment space unless otherwise approved by the Cemetery Office, and monuments will be placed at the foot end at South Park Cemetery in Section C, B-B and at the Head end Section D, the Legion Crosses in Soldier’s Field which will be placed at the head end. All monuments will face the front of the respective cemeteries – East at West Ave and West at South Park

4.11 Monument Foundations: Concrete Monument Foundations are required to maintain the stability of all Monuments and shall be built by the Cemetery in the designated Monument Space at the expense of the purchaser.

4.12 Delivery of Monuments to the Cemetery: No monument shall be delivered to the Cemetery for installation until the Monument Foundation has been constructed and the Interment Rights Holder(s) or marker retailer has been notified by the Cemetery.

4.13 Size of Monument: The overall face area of the monument (including the Monument Diestone, Monument Base, and all parts of the monument therein) shall not exceed 15 percent of the area of the Lot.

4.14 Monument Bases: The maximum width of the Monument Base is conditional upon the width of the Lot(s) on which it is installed and the overall size of the Monument. No Monument Base shall exceed 9% of the overall area of the Lot and 75% of the width of the Lot line adjacent to where the monument is to be installed.
The minimum height of the Monument Base shall be no less than 10.16 cm (4 in) and increase commensurate with the weight of the Monument Diestone. For example:
• Monument Diestone over 1300 lbs. – 20.32 cm (8 in);
• Monument Diestone over 2600 lbs. – 25.4 cm (10 in);
• Monument Diestone over 5200 lbs. – 30.48 cm (12 in).
The maximum height of the Monument Base shall not exceed 25% of the total height of the Monument.
The bottom 10.16 cm (4 in) of a Monument Base must be of a rock-pitch finish.
The bottom of all bases must be cut level and true to facilitate their installation on the Monument Foundation.
Minor scraping of the Monument Base due to grass cutting is considered to be normal wear.

4.15 Monument Diestones: The minimum thickness of a Monument Diestone is 20.32 cm (8 in). For Monuments which exceed 1.07 m (3 ft 6 in) in overall height (including the Monument Base and Monument Diestone) the thickness of the Monument Diestone must increase 2.54 cm (1 in) for every 30.48 cm (12 in) (or fraction thereof) that the overall height of the Monument exceeds 1.07 m (3 ft 6 in).
Neither the length nor width of the Diestone and no part of a Monument may exceed the length or width of the Monument Base.
A tolerance of 0.64 cm (¼ in) may be permitted over or under the approved specified dimensions.
Every Monument Diestone shall be finished on all sides, ends, and top. Rock pitch finishes are permitted.
Unique designs for Monuments (including a boulder used as a memorial and memorial benches), which deviate from this By-law, must be submitted to and approved by the Cemetery.

4.16 Inscriptions on the Back of Monument Diestones: Only the surname and a monument design are permitted on the back of Monument Diestones facing an adjacent Lot. Given names, dates of birth and death, epitaphs, etc. are not permitted.
Interment Rights Holders must understand that, in some instances, the view of surnames or designs placed on the back of the Monument could be blocked by the erection of a Monument on an adjacent Lot.

4.17 Monument Dowelling: To ensure stability, all Monument Diestones, columns, limbs of crosses, etc., shall be adequately dowelled to the base unless the underside of the superstructure is of sufficient area in relation to its height. Dowels must be of a non-corrosive material not less than 1.27 cm (0.5 in) in diameter. Dowels must be inserted not less than 15.24 cm (6 in)
into the base and bottom of the Monument Diestone. Dowel holes must be drilled no more than 0.64 cm (0.25 in) larger than the diameter of the dowel.

4.18 Inserts and Emblems: Inserts and emblems (exclusive of pictures and photos) made of bronze, granite or stainless steel are permitted on Monuments and must be attached by means of pins or clips.

4.19 Pictures, Etchings and Photographs on Monuments: The Cemetery requires the written consent of the Interment Rights Holder(s) prior to the placement of the picture, etching or photograph on the Monument. Pictures or photographs must be manufactured in a permanent, weather resistant material. Pictures, etchings or photographs of a non-permanent
material will be removed and disposed of by the Cemetery without notification.
The Cemetery does not accept any responsibility or liability for the picture, photograph or monument should a picture or photograph become lost, faded, cracked, damaged, or need to be removed.

4.20 Vertical Joints: To ensure stability and preservation, a Mausoleum, or Monument shall not have any uncovered vertical joints.

4.21 Candle Holders and Vases: A maximum of two bronze, granite or stainless steel candle holders and vases may be attached to the Monument. If a translucent section is necessary, it must be made of an unbreakable, heat-resistant glass or of a fire-resistant plastic material, and must be installed a minimum separation of 2.54 cm. (1 in) from the Monument Diestone.
Candle holders must be fully enclosed on all sides by means of a door or lid.

C. Marker

4.22 Marker Materials: All Markers must be made of bronze or granite material.

4.23 Types of Markers: The Cemetery may specify certain Lot or Graves on which only bronze Markers or granite Markers may be installed.

4.24 Setting of Markers: All Markers shall be set flush with the ground unless otherwise specified on the Interment Rights Certificate.

4.25 Delivery of Markers to the Cemetery: Markers shall be delivered to the Cemetery service area as directed by the Cemetery. Unless otherwise notified by the Cemetery.

4.26 Size of Markers: Unless otherwise specified on the Interment Rights Contract, the following maximum size of Markers shall apply:
• Adult Grave – shall not exceed 60.96 cm (24 in) x 45.72 cm (18 in).
• Child Grave – shall not exceed 50.8 cm (20 in) x 30.48 cm (12 in).
• Infant Grave – shall not exceed 40.64 cm (16 in) x 25.4 cm (10 in).

4.27 Photographs on Markers or Vases: Due to the danger of becoming damaged or broken, picture or photograph attachments are not permitted on Markers set flush with the ground or on vases.

4.28 Granite Markers: Granite Markers shall not be less than 7.62 cm (3 in) or more than 15.24 cm (6 in) of uniform thickness throughout and must be smoothly finished on top and bottom.

4.29 Concrete skirting: All markers will have a three inch skirting of cement which will be no more than 1/8″ below the actual marker.

D. Private Mausolea

4.31 Private Mausolea: Approval from the Cemetery and the governing municipal and provincial governments is required prior to constructing a Private Mausoleum.