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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.
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