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The Saint Thomas Cemetery Company owns and operates both St. Thomas Cemetery -West Ave and South Park Cemeteries. The Cemetery Company is a non-profit charity, operated by the Lot Owners as a community service.
We contract work for the Municipality of Central Elgin including Orwell Cemetery, Salt Creek Cemetery, Kilmartin Cemetery, Seminary Cemetery, and Wintermute Cemetery.
We, like all cemeteries, have a Care and Maintenance Fund (also known as Perpetual Care) which became mandatory in Ontario in 1955 for non profit cemeteries. The Saint Thomas Cemetery Company initiated this practice of “perpetual care” in 1924 with a motion made by the Board of Directors. Then the flat fee replaced the yearly maintenance amount and that amount was invested.
Today, 40% of the price of plot and fifteen percent of the price of each Niche purchased is put into the Care and Maintenance Fund. The Cemetery, uses the interest from this fund only, to maintain the cemetery.
We are a Registered Charity! Donations to the cemetery are always appreciated.
NOTICE to Members / Plot Holders of
The Saint Thomas Cemetery Company
The Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.) of the Saint Thomas Cemetery Company will be held at 1700 hours on Tuesday 27 June 2023 at the Carnegie Room of the St. Thomas Public Library.
All Members / Plot Holders of the Saint Thomas Cemetery Company are entitled to attend and to vote on matters put before the AGM. Any Member / Plot Holder wishing to propose an item for the Agenda should submit it in writing to the Cemetery Office no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 21 June 2023.
Date of Notice: 02 February 2023
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