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  1. 1. ST. JOHN’S NORWAYCEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM256 Kingston RoadToronto, OntarioM4L 1S7416.691.2965info@stjohnsnorwaycemetery.cawww.stjohnsnorwaycemetery.caThese by-laws were approved February 4, 2012by the Ministry of Consumer Services, Consumer Protection Branch,Cemeteries Regulation Unit.June 2013THE BY-LAWSofST. JOHN’S NORWAYCEMETERY AND CREMATORIUM
  2. 2. S.1 Visitors are permitted on cemetery groundseveryday from 8:00 am until dusk only.S.2 The cemetery management is empowered andrequired to preserve order and decorum in thecemetery.S.3 Unless authorized by management, no paradesother than funeral processions will be admitted toor organized with the cemetery.S.4 To ensure the safety and good conduct of childrenunder the age of twelve, adults must accompanythem in the cemetery.S.5 Vehicles within the cemetery must not be drivenat a rate of speed of more than 30 km/hr and mustnot leave the roadways or park on the grass unlessdirected to do so by cemetery management.S.6 No unlicensed vehicles or snowmobiles areallowed in the cemetery.S.7 Registered owners and/or drivers of vehicles willbe held responsible for any damage done by them.S.8 General parking is only permitted on Baynes ReedDrive and in the church parking lot.S.9 Discharging of firearms other than in regularvolleys at burial services is prohibited in andaround the cemetery.S.10 All pets must be leashed while on cemeterygrounds and should kept on roads andthoroughfares. Pet owners must clean up aftertheir animals. Animal waste in the cemetery isdisrespectful to the deceased and their familieswho visit.S.11 No picnic or party will be permitted in thecemetery grounds without cemetery managementapproval.S.12 Any person who, while in the cemetery, damagesor moves any tree, plant, monument, marker,footstone, fence, structure or other thing usuallyerected, planted or placed in a cemetery is liable toSt. John’s Norway Cemetery and to any intermentrights holder who, as a result, incurs damage. Theamount of damages will be the amount requiredto restore the items or property to their originalstate.S.13 Any complaints by interment rights holders orvisitors must be made in writing directly tocemetery management.S.14 Rubbish must be placed in receptacles providedon the grounds.S.15 Any person ​who violates these by-laws ​or who ​disturbs ​the quiet and good order of the cemeteryby noise or other improper conduct​​may beexpelled from the grounds.S.16 Implements or materials used in doing any workmust not be left unattended without permission ofcemetery management.S.17 The cemetery may remove any article that isdetrimental to efficient maintenance or constitutesa hazard to machinery, employees or visitors, or isunsightly or does not conform to the naturalbeauty or design of the cemetery. Any article soremoved will be held at the cemetery office forcollection and the owner, if known, will benotified. If not collected, the article(s) will bedisposed of 30 days after removal or notification.21Table Of Contents 3 A Definitions 5 B General Information 7 C Sale Of Interment Rights 8 D Transfer Of Interment Rights (Without Resale) 8 E Cancellation Of Interment Rights 9 F Resale Of Interment Rights 10 G Abandonment Of Rights 11 H Pre-Paid Services 12 I Interments And Disinterment 14 J Care Of Lots – General 15 K Care Of Lots – Flowers 15 L Special Care For Lots 16 M Monuments, Markers, Footstones – General Information 17 N Monuments 17 O Markers And Footstones 18 P Rules For Monument Dealers, Contractors And Workers 19 Q Columbarium, Mausoleum, Memorial Walls, Cremation Gardens And Scattering Gardens 19 R Crematorium 21 S Rules For VisitorsS RULES FORVISITORS
  3. 3. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium20 1In 1853, Charles Coxwell Small, a prominent land-owner in the area then known as the village of Norway,just east of Toronto, deeded three acres of his land tothe Lord Bishop of Toronto, The Rt. Rev. JohnStrachan, to build an Anglican church with anadjoining “churchyard”.As the community of Norway grew, it becamenecessary to replace the original wooden church of the1850s with the present brick church and to enlarge thecemetery several times. By 1921 the churchyard andcemetery had expanded to some 35 acres. There arenow about 51,000 graves and 80,000 interments.Although operated by The Church of St. John theBaptist, Norway (Anglican), the cemetery has alwaysbeen open to all people, from the early United EmpireLoyalists to the cosmopolitan population of Torontotoday.R.5 Before cremation may take place, the followingdocuments must be completed, delivered to theoffice or crematorium, signed by the properauthority, and approved: a cremation contract, acremation application, a coroner’s certificate, anda burial permit.R.6 A deceased person shall only be received forcremation in a fully combustible casket orcontainer deemed appropriate and with a top, foursides and a solid bottom allowing the casket/container encasing the human remains to bemoved easily along rollers.R.7 Once received by the crematorium personnel, thecasket/container will remain closed unlesspermission is given by the purchaser or a judgeallowing the licensed funeral director to open thecasket or container. Under no circumstances willcrematorium staff be allowed to open the casketor container. The deceased will be cremated in thedelivered casket or container. All non‐combustibleparts on the outside of the casket /container willbe removed prior to cremation, if possible.R.8 The crematorium will not cremate a casket/container constructed of non‐flammable orhazardous material or a material prescribed by theregulations under the Funeral Burial andCremation Services Act, 2002 of OntarioRegulation 30/11, nor will the crematoriumcremate a body in which a pacemaker or otherprescribed devise is present. This does not limitthe right to refuse to cremate, in any instance, andwithout assigning reasons.R.9 The crematorium will not under anycircumstances cremate an individual with aradioactive implant, or an individual who hasreceived microscopic radioactive treatment suchas thera‐seed. An implant heart pacemaker or other implantradioactive devices could explode during thecremation process and are to be removed by thefuneral establishment, the transfer serviceoperator or others before the deceased is deliveredto the crematorium for cremation. The purchaserof the cremation services will be liable for anydamages to the crematorium or crematorium stafffor failure to notify the funeral establishment, thetransfer service, or any others responsible for theremoval of such a device.R.10 Bodies may be brought for cremation at any timeduring the hours of operation. However, if thecremated remains are required in a short period oftime after drop-off (a rush), the cemetery officemust have at least 12 working-hours notice priorto drop-off.R.11 To ensure the availability of our chapel and/orretort, 12 working hours notice is required ifrelatives and friends wish to witness the start ofthe cremation process. A limited number ofobservers will be allowed in the crematoriumbefore or during a cremation. The crematoriumstaff may deny access.R.12 Stainless steel identification tags will be placedwith the human remains throughout all stages ofthe cremation process.R.13 Cremated remains will be placed in a sealed,temporary container that will be provided by thecrematorium. Such container may be left at thecrematorium for a period of three months aftercremations. If at the end of three months,instructions for the disposal of the crematedremains have not been given, the same may beburied, inurned or scattered at St. John’s NorwayCemetery, with no memorialization. Families maymake arrangements with the crematorium to keepcremated remains beyond three months, for anominal monthly storage fee.PREFACEIn 1998 a Crematorium was added to ensure that thecemetery provided a full range of contemporaryservices for the twenty-first century.The by‐laws herein are the rules and regulations thatgovern St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematoriumand have been approved by the Registrar ofCemeteries, Funeral, Burial and Cremation ServicesAct, 2002 (FBCSA), Cemeteries Regulations Unit,Ministry of Consumer Services.St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium Boardof Trustees, in the discharge of its responsibilities,appeals to the public to adhere to these by-laws. Theyhave been adopted for the continued improvement andcare of the cemetery, thus keeping it an attractive andrespectful place for the interment of the dead.
  4. 4. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium 192Q.1 All the general rules and regulations of the St.John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium shallapply to the above facilities.Q.2 A Burial Permit must accompany all bodies beforeentombment takes place.Q.3 A Certificate of Cremation must accompany allcremated remains before an interment, inurnmentor scattering may take place.Q.4 Full payment must be made to the cemeterybefore an entombment, interment, inurnment, orscattering may take place.Q.5 No inurnment or entombment shall take placewithout written permission from the intermentrights holder, or a proper/legal representative ofthe estate if the interment rights holder isdeceased.Q.6 Only the cemetery staff may open and seal nichesand crypts for interment and entombments. Thisapplies to the inside sealers and the fronts.Q.7 Two urns are allowed in each niche.Q.8 To ensure quality control, desired uniformity andstandard of workmanship, the cemetery reservesthe right to inscribe all crypt and niche fronts orinstall all inscription, vases, adornments, or anyother approved attachment.Q.9 Flowers, wreaths and artificial floral tributesplaced against or near any part of the structurethat are liable to stain or deface it will be removed.Q.10 No containers, baskets, small vases or similarsmall articles may be placed in or on any of theabove facilities without written specific approvalof cemetery management. Flowers may only beplaced in approved vases permanently attached tothe compartment face or in a properly preparedflowerbed.Q.11 Cemetery management must approve the designand content of inscriptions on any structures inadvance of construction.Q.12 No glass vases or other breakable items may beplaced around the structure.Q.13 Floral tributes made on wire frames must have thewire covered to prevent staining or marking thestructure.Q COLUMBARIUM, MAUSOLEUM, MEMORIALWALLS, CREMATION GARDENS AND SCATTERING GARDENSR CREMATORIUM BY-LAWSR.1 All the general rules and regulations of the St.John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium applyto the above facility as far as the nature of the casepermits.R.2 The crematorium will not cremate the remains ofmore than one person at a time, nor cremateanimal remains.R.3 Identification of the deceased shall be made priorto the delivery of the deceased to thecrematorium.R.4 Hours of operation for the crematorium as ofJanuary 1, 2013: Monday–Friday 7:30am – 7:00pm Saturday 7:30am – 4:00pm Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm
  5. 5. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium18 3Board: The duly appointed or elected Board ofTrustees for St. John’s Norway Cemetery andCrematorium.Body: The body of a deceased person.Burial: The opening and closing of an in-ground lot orplot for the disposition of human remains orcremated human remains.By-laws: The rules and regulations, approved by theProvince of Ontario, under which St. John’sNorway Cemetery and Crematorium operates.Cemetery and Crematorium: St. John’s NorwayCemetery and Crematorium, located at 256Kingston Rd., in the Municipality of Toronto,County of York.Care and Maintenance Fund: It is a requirementunder the FBCSA that a percentage of thepurchase price of all interment rights and setamounts for marker and monument installationsbe contributed to the Care and MaintenanceFund. Interest earned from this fund is used toprovide care and maintenance of plots, lots,markers and monuments at the cemetery.Cemetery Management: The person(s) appointedand/or employed by the Board of Trustees withdelegated responsibilities to manage St. John’sNorway Cemetery and Crematorium.Chair: The Chair of the Board of Trustees for St. John’sNorway Cemetery and Crematorium.Child’s Grave: Any burial space measuring 0.6 metersby 1.8 meters (2 feet by 6 feet).Columbarium: A structure designed for theinurnment of cremated human remains in sealedcompartments or niches.P.1 All cemetery by-laws apply to all contractors,monument dealers and workers, and all workcarried out by them in the cemetery.P.2 Prior to the start of any work, contractors mustprovide proof of any or all of the following thatapply: ◆ Workplace Safety and Insurance Board(WSIB) coverage; ◆ Occupational Health and Safety compliancestandards; ◆ Environmental Protection; ◆ Workplace Hazardous Materials InformationSystem (WHMIS) training; and ◆ evidence of liability insurance of not less thantwo million dollars.P.3 No monument, marker or footstone may bedelivered to the cemetery without the completionof a Request for Memorial Installation form andthe approval of the cemetery.P.4 All monuments and markers must showSECTION – RANGE – GRAVE numbers legiblyand permanently inscribed in the lower right-hand corner of the stone.P.5 No monument or marker will be delivered to thecemetery until the foundation is completed andthe contractor is ready to proceed with the workof installation, unless cemetery management hasgiven an exception.P.6 No monument, marker or footstone will beremoved without written permission fromcemetery management and interment rightsholder.P.7 Contractors shall lay planks on the lots and pathsover which heavy materials and equipment are tobe moved, in order to protect the surface of theground.P.8 The demeanor and behaviour of all workmenemployed by others in the cemetery will be subjectto the control of cemetery management.P.9 If contractors are working in the immediatevicinity of a funeral, work must cease until theconclusion of the service.P.10 All work must be carried out within the publishedoperational hours of the cemetery, unlesscemetery management has approved an exception.P.11 If necessary, all tools, building materials, surplusearth, rubbish and other supplies must berelocated or removed at the request of cemeterystaff. Cemetery management may direct theremoval of the obstructions and the expense willbe charged to the monument dealer or contractorconcerned.Contract: For purposes of these by-laws, all purchasersof interment rights or other services and productsmust sign a contract with the cemetery, detailingobligations of both parties and acceptance of thecemetery by-laws.Corner Posts: Shall mean any stone or other landmarkers set flush with the surface of the groundand used to indicate the location of a lot or plot.Cremated Remains: The residue after cremation of thehuman body and of the casket or container inwhich it was received.Cremation Lot: A burial space intended to receivecremated remains. Only 2 containers of crematedremains may be interred in a minimum size lot of0.45 meters by 0.45 meters (18 inches by 18inches).Crypt: An individual compartment in a mausoleumfor the entombment of human remains.Die: The upright portion of a monument that is aboveground.Entombment: Placing a casket containing a body in amausoleum crypt.FBCSA: Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act,2002 – the Ontario legislation governingcemeteries and crematoriums.Footstone: Any permanent memorial set flush withthe surface of the ground identifying individualremains interred in a lot.Foundation: The cement portion of the monumentthat is underground.Grave: Any burial space intended for an adult, andhaving a size of 0.9 meters by 2.45 meters (3 feetby 8 feet).A DEFINITIONSP MONUMENT DEALERS, CONTRACTORS ANDWORKERS
  6. 6. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium 174Infant Grave: Any burial space intended for an infantmeasuring 0.3 meters by 0.6 meters (12 inches by24 inches).Interment: The in-ground burial of a casketcontaining a body or the in-ground burial of anurn containing cremated remains.Interment Right: The right to require or direct theinterment of human remains or cremated humanremains in a grave, lot, niche or crypt and directthe associated memorialization.Interment Rights Certificate: The certificate issued bythe Board of Trustees to the purchaser of theinterment rights in a lot(s).Interment Rights Holder: Any person designated tohold the right to inter human remains in aspecified lot.Inurnment: The placing of an urn of crematedremains in a columbarium or mausoleum niche orcompartment.Lot: One grave space set aside to contain humanremains. It may be single or double depth.Marker: Any permanent memorial set flush with thesurface of the ground marking the location of alot.Mausoleum: A building or structure, other than acolumbarium, used as a place for the entombmentof a casket containing a body in sealed crypts orthe internment of cremated human remains insealed compartment or niches.Ministry: The Ministry of Consumer Services – theprovincial agency that legislates the operations ofcemeteries and crematoriums.Monument: Any permanent memorial above groundlevel.N.1 The cemetery reserves the right to determine themaximum size of monuments, their number andtheir location on each lot. ◆ Only one monument may be erected on asingle lot. One flat marker may also be placedat the end of the grave farthest from themonument. A flat marker may also be used inlieu of a monument. ◆ Monuments may only be erected on lotsdesignated for monuments and not in anyarea designated for “Flat Markers only”. ◆ Monuments must be placed at the center ofthe head end of the lot except wherealignment with existing nearby monumentsjustifies another location. Approval of thelocation must be obtained from cemeterymanagement before a monument is set.N.2 Statues may be placed only at the sides of themonument on a common base and may notextend more than six inches above the top of thedie of the monument.N.3 Candleholders and vases may constitute part of amonument if they are made principally of bronzeor stainless steel. If a translucent section isnecessary it must be made of an unbreakable, heatresistant glass or of a plastic material that is fireresistant. ◆ Candleholders must be included indetermining the overall size of the memorial. ◆ A maximum of two candles or vases may beplaced on the base of a monument. ◆ A candleholder must have adequate drainageto prevent collection of water. ◆ Candleholders must be fully enclosed with adoor or lid.N.4 Scraping of the base portion of the monument,due to grass/lawn maintenance, is considerednormal wear.Niche: An individual compartment in a columbariumfor the entombment of cremated human remains.Plan: The layout of the cemetery, approved by theMinistry of Consumer Services.Plot: Three or more adjacent lots in which theinterment rights have been sold as a unit.Pre-Pay: Paying for a product or service in advance ofrequiring its use.Retort: The chamber in which cremation takes place.Scattering: The act of spreading cremated remainsover a designated area within a cemetery with theknowledge and permission of the cemeterymanagement and in keeping with the cemetery’sby-laws.Scattering Rights Holder: Any person designated tohold the right to scatter cremated human remainsin a specified lot or other designated area withinthe cemetery.N MONUMENTSO MARKERS AND FOOTSTONESO.1 Markers and footstones will only be acceptedduring regular working hours. Seasonal conditionspermitting, installations will be made as soon aspossible.O.2 Only markers or footstones of bronze or granite arepermitted with size and quantity restrictionsaccording to the section of the of the cemetery andthe regulations as per the size of lot in that section.O.3 Flatmarkersaretobeflatontopandsetlevelwiththegroundsothatgroundsmaintenanceequipmentmaypasssafelyoverthem.Theywillbesetbycemeterystaffuponpaymentofthefeebytheintermentrightsholderoralegallyauthorizedperson.O.4 One marker may be placed at each grave. Where amonument is permitted one flat marker may alsobe placed at the end of the grave farthest from themonument.O.5 The minimum thickness for all flat markers andfootstones is 10 centimeters (4 inches).O.6 The bottom bed of all bases and markers must becut level and true.O.7 All bronze markers or footstones must be affixedto a granite base with a surface area at least thesame size and with a minimum depth of 10centimeters (4 inches).
  7. 7. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium16 5B GENERAL INFORMATIONB.1 Hours of Operation as of January 1, 2013 • Office Monday–Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm Sunday Closed • Crematorium Monday–Friday 7:30am – 7:00pm Saturday 7:30am – 4:00pm Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm • Grounds The grounds are open for the visiting pleasureof the public. However, each day we close tovisitors at dusk. The cemetery and crematorium are not open onstatutory holidays. If the statutory holiday is a Monday, the cemetery and crematorium may be closed the previous day, Sunday.B.2 Ownership and Management • St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium is anon-profit organization owned by TheIncorporated Synod of the Diocese of Toronto andoperated by The Anglican Church of St. John theBaptist, Norway. As such, the Board reserves fulland complete control over the operations andmanagement of the land, buildings, plantings,roads, utilities, books and records of the cemeteryand crematorium and complete authority toadminister these by-laws. • Overseer role is entrusted to a Board of Trusteesappointed or elected by the people of The Churchof St. John the Baptist, Norway. The trustees servewithout remuneration. All monies received areused for the operation, improvement andmaintenance of the cemetery and crematorium. • The Board will meet quarterly or as required toapprove prices and resolve matters regardingupkeep, maintenance, human resources, finances,and interpretation of policies and by-laws.Recorded minutes of all Board of Trusteesmeetings and any resolutions adopted will be keptas a part of the records of the cemetery. • The daily business operations are entrusted to amanagement staff appointed by the Board ofTrustees, with offices located on cemeteryproperty.B.3 Liability • The Board distinctly disclaims all responsibilityfor loss or damage to any lot, plot, columbariumniche, mausoleum crypt, monument, marker, orother article that has been placed in relation to aninterment or scattering right from causes beyondtheir control and especially from damage causedby the elements, acts of God, common enemy,thieves, vandals, strikers, malicious mischiefmakers, explosions, accident, invasion,insurrections, riots or order of any military or civilauthority, whether damage is direct or collateral. • The Board will take reasonable precautions toprotect the property of interment rights holdersbut they assume no liability or responsibility forthe loss of or damage to any article of any typethat is placed on any lot or common area.M.1 No marker, monument or other structure may beerected or permitted on a lot until all charges havebeen paid in full: ◆ Once work has commenced, or the cemeteryhas incurred any other financial obligation,persons purchasing a monument, marker,footstone or inscription from the cemeteryshall be held fully liable for payment of theincurred costs.M.2 Monuments, markers and footstones of bronze orgranite are permitted with size and quantityrestrictions according to cemetery by-laws and theplacement of such memorials shall not interferewith future interments: ◆ Single lot – maximum monument size: 4 feet(1.2 meter) high; ◆ Single lot – maximum flat marker size: 24x18inches (.6x.45 meters); ◆ Double lot – maximum monument size: 6feet (1.2 meter) high; ◆ Cremation and infant lots – maximum size: 2stones – 16x10 inches (.4x.25 meters) each.M.3 Cemetery management permission is requiredbefore a memorial monument or marker may beplaced, moved, altered or removed.M.4 Specific design plans including dimensions,material of structure, construction details, andproposed location, must be approved before amonument, marker or other structure shall beerected.M.5 No monument, marker or footstone will beapproved for delivery to the cemetery without thecompletion of a Request for Memorial Installationform and approval of the cemetery.M.6 Persons ordering the installation of a monumentor marker in the cemetery must pay a prescribedamount to the St. John’s Norway Care andMaintenance Fund. The interest earned from thisfund maintains the markers or monuments.M.7 The cemetery will take reasonable precautions toprotect the property of interment rights holders,but it assumes no liability for the loss of, ordamage to, any monument, marker, or otherstructure, or part thereof.M.8 If a monument, marker or footstone in thecemetery presents a risk to public safety, because itis unstable, St. John’s Norway will do whatever isnecessary to remove the risk – including layingdown or removing the monument, marker orfootstone from the lot and placing it in a cemeterystorage area.M.9 The cemetery reserves the right to remove, at itssole discretion, any marker, monument, footstoneor inscription, that is not in keeping with thedignity and decorum of the cemetery.M.10 Book or pillow markers are permitted only indesignated areas in the cemetery.M.11 All attachments on monuments, markers or othermemorials within the cemetery grounds are thesole responsibility of the interment rights holder.M.12 All foundations for monuments and markers mustbe built by cemetery employees, or contracted outby cemetery management, at the expense of theinterment rights holder.M MONUMENTS, MARKERS, FOOTSTONES – GENERAL INFORMATION
  8. 8. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium 156B.4 By-Law Amendments • St. John’s shall be governed by these by-laws, andall procedures will comply with the Funeral Burial& Cremation Services Act, 2002 and OntarioRegulation 30/11, which may be amendedperiodically. • All by-law amendments will be: ◆ published once in a newspaper with generalcirculation in the locality in which thecemetery is located; ◆ conspicuously posted on a sign at theentrance of the cemetery; and ◆ delivered to each supplier of markers who hasdelivered a marker to the cemetery duringthe previous year, if the by-law or by-lawamendment pertains to markers or theirinstallation. • All by-laws and by-law amendments are subject tothe approval of the Registrar, CemeteriesRegulation Unit, Ministry of Consumer Services.B.5 Conduct • No person may damage, destroy, remove or defaceany property within the cemetery. All visitorsshould conduct themselves in a quiet manner thatshall not disturb any service being held.B.6 Public Register • In accordance with Provincial legislation –Section 110 of Ontario Regulation 30/11 – St.John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematoriummaintains a public register that is available to thepublic during regular office hours.B.7 Pets or Other Animals • Pets or other lower animals, including crematedanimal remains, are not to be buried on cemeterygrounds.B.8 Right to Re-Survey • The cemetery has the right at any time to re-survey, enlarge, diminish, re-plot, change orremove plantings, grade, close pathways or roads,alter in shape or size, or otherwise change all orany part of the cemetery, subject to approval of theappropriate authorities.K.1 Artificial flowers are permitted, provided theydo not hinder the general maintenance of thecemetery. Visitors placing potted plants, urnsor artificial floral tributes are responsible fortheir upkeep.K.2 The cemetery reserves the right to remove allflowers, potted plants, wreaths and baskets offlowers when they become withered orunsightly, or if for any other reason suchremovals are in the best interest of thecemetery.K.3 Vases, urns and flower stands not properlycared for may be removed from the lot. Anystand, holder, vase or other receptacle forflowers that is unsightly or unsuitable may beprohibited and/or removed by cemeterymanagement.K.4 Flower beds may extend 0.3 meters (12 inches) orless from the monument/marker, and not beyondthe width of the monument/marker.K.5 Cement flowerpots and metal in-ground vases areallowed to remain on the lot after Thanksgivingweekend. The cement flowerpots must be placedupside down as close to the monument base aspossible and the metal vases in their sleeves.K.6 Artificial floral tributes may be placed on the lotduring or after Thanksgiving weekend providedthey are securely fastened to the monument orwhere there is no monument, mounted on a standat least 76 cm (30 inches) high and securelyanchored in the ground.K CARE OF LOTS – FLOWERSL SPECIAL CARE FOR LOTSL.1 Endowed Special Care (ESC) provisions for lots are no longer being accepted. Existing ESC lots are cared for onan ongoing basis.
  9. 9. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium14 7C.1 The interment rights for a lot is purchased fromthe cemetery at the rate on the cemetery’s currentprice list and according to the plans approved bythe Ministry. The rates and plans are on file in thecemetery office. The prices for lots include theapplicable Care and Maintenance Fund deposit.C.2 The deposit to the Care and Maintenance Fund isas specified in the regulation made under theFuneral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002and that came into effect July 1, 2012. As requiredby sections 166 and 168 of Regulation 30/11, apercentage of the purchase price of all intermentrights, scattering rights and a prescribed amountof $25.00 where there was no scattering rightssold, and a prescribed amount for monumentsand markers is contributed into the Care andMaintenance Fund. Income from this fund is usedto provide only general care and maintenance ofthe cemetery. Contributions to the Care andMaintenance Fund are not refundable exceptwhen interment or scattering rights are cancelledwithin the 30-day cooling off period. The Careand Maintenance rates are as follows: ◆ the greater of 40% of the selling price or $250for an in-ground grave for the burial of anadult; ◆ the greater of 40% of the selling price or $150of an in-ground grave for the burial of a childor of cremated remains; ◆ the greater of 20% of the selling price or $500for a crypt in a mausoleum; or ◆ the greater of 15% of the selling price or $100for a niche or compartment in acolumbarium or mausoleum.C.3 Payments for interment rights are made at thecemetery office.C.4 At the time of sale, the cemetery Board willprovide each interment rights holder with: ◆ a copy of the contract; ◆ a copy of the cemetery by-laws; and ◆ a Certificate of Interment Rights, when fullpayment is received.C.5 The cemetery will accept payment by installmentsfor interment rights only as follows: ◆ A deposit of at least 40% of the purchase priceis required at the time the application forpurchase is signed. ◆ The balance is to be paid by equal monthlypayments over a period of one year. ◆ Should the payments fall behind for a periodof three months, the cemetery will repossessthe lot(s) unless at least two thirds of thepurchase price has been paid. In this case thecemetery would approach the Ontario Court,General Division, for authorization torepossess. ◆ No interments may be made, nor anymemorial erected or placed until allindebtedness has been satisfied.C.6 Interment rights holders acquire only the rightand privilege of burial of the deceased and ofconstructing monuments or placing markers,subject to the cemetery by-laws and from time totime the approval of the Ministry of ConsumerServices.J.1 All lots will be maintained and kept properlygraded, given topsoil, seeded and mown bycemetery employees. Upon request, a lot needingcare will be tended outside the scheduled routine.J.2 Cemetery management permission is required todo any work on a lot.J.3 Shrubs or other plants may be cultivated on lotsbut only such varieties that are in keeping with thegeneral plan of the grounds and subject to theapproval of cemetery management. No trees orshrubs growing within any lot may be removed oraltered without the consent of cemeterymanagement.J.4 The height of shrubs or other plants may notexceed 0.9 meters (3 feet) above ground level. Thediameter of shrubs or other plants at their widestpoint, including all foliage, may not exceed 0.35meters (14 inches), or obstruct adjacent lots.J.5 If any trees or shrubs situated in any lot havebecome in any way, detrimental to the adjacentlots, drains, roads or walks, or prejudicial to thegeneral appearance of the grounds orinconvenient to the public, cemetery managementmay trim parts or remove them.J.6 Permission to remove flowers, plants, ribbons orother articles from lots must be obtained fromcemetery management or the interment rightsholder.J.7 Nails, wires, wooden crosses as monuments, glasscontainers, pottery or any other material that maycreate a hazard to workers or to visitors throughneglect or breakage are not allowed in thecemetery at any time.J.8 Borders, fences, railings, walls, cut-stone copingand hedges in or around lots are prohibited.J.9 Rubbish must be placed in the receptaclesprovided on the grounds.J.10 No unauthorized person may change the gradingof a lot. In the case of any such change, cemeterymanagement may restore the lot to its originalgrade at the expense of the interment rightsholder.J.11 No unauthorized person may lay sod, or movecorner posts, monuments, footstones or lotmarkers.J.12 Loss or damage to articles left upon cemeterygrounds is not the responsibility of the Board ormanagement.J.13 All tributes and personal articles will be removedand disposed of during two cemetery cleanupweeks: one week before Thanksgiving weekendand one week before Easter weekend. Pleaseretrieve your articles before these time frames.There will be no further notification.C SALE OF INTERMENT RIGHTSJ CARE OF LOTS – GENERAL
  10. 10. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium 138D.1 Interment rights may be transferred withoutresale. However the interment rights holder mustfollow a clear process established by the cemeteryand in keeping with FBCSA policies.D.2 To ensure records of ownership are correct, notransfer of interment rights or any interest thereinwill be binding upon the cemetery until notice isgiven in writing. Written notice must include lotinformation, name and address of the proposedtransferee, requested date of transfer andauthorized signature from the interment rightsholder or their representative. Upon receipt ofwritten notice, and after these particulars havebeen registered, the transfer will be made. Therequest to transfer the interment rights to a newcertificate holder does not negate the right ofinterment of any person previously designatedwith a legal and unprovoked right.D.3 In cases of transmission of ownership, by will orbequest of interment rights, the cemeterymanagement reserves the right to require theproduction of a notarized copy of the will or otherevidence sufficient to prove ownership before thetransfer takes place. The request to transfer therights to a new interment rights holder does notnegate the right of interment of any personpreviously designated with a legal and irrevocableright.D.4 No new interment rights certificate will be issuedunless requested by the new rights holder. Anadministration fee will be charged for the issuanceof a duplicate certificate in accordance with theprice listed on the cemetery’s current price list.I.13 The number of burials in each grave varies withthe type of burial taking place: ◆ In each single depth grave, there may only beone casket burial. However, there may be anadditional six burials of cremated remains. ◆ In each double depth grave, there may onlybe two casket burials. However, there may bean additional six burials of cremated remains. ◆ If space is available, an infant containermeasuring .6 meter by .3 meter (24 inches x12 inches) may be buried at the end of asingle/double depth grave in which casketshave already been buried.I.14 Remains to be buried must be enclosed in acontainer approved by cemetery management,sealed securely, of sufficient strength to remainintact during burial and must fit within the lotsize.I.15 The interment rights holder must authorize allinterments, inurnments and entombments inwriting. No authorization is necessary if the burialis of the deceased interment rights holder.I.16 A cemetery employee will be in attendance at eachinterment.I.17 When two or more persons jointly hold intermentrights, an order for burial or scattering must besigned by all rights holders, or their legallyauthorized representatives.I.18 The cemetery will exercise all due care in makinginterments and disinterments, and is therefore notresponsible for damage to any casket, urn or othercontainer.I.19 Funeral processions in the cemetery will followthe route indicated by cemetery management.I.20 The cemetery reserves the right, at its cost, tocorrect any error made by it in makinginterments, in the description of the lot, ortransfer or conveyance of any interment rights.The cemetery may either cancel such grant andsubstitute other interment rights, or a lot of equalvalue and similar location, as far as is reasonablypossible, or refund all money paid on account forsuch purchase. Wherever possible, notice will begiven personally to the interment rights holders.In the event any such error may involve thedisinterment of remains, the cemetery shall firstobtain the approval of any regulatory authorityand the interment rights holder.I.21 The cemetery will not undertake interments onstatutory holidays.D TRANSFER OF INTERMENT RIGHTS (without resale)E CANCELLATION OF INTERMENT RIGHTSE.1 Cancellation of interment rights within 30-daycooling-off oeriod: ◆ A purchaser has the right to cancel aninterment or scattering rights contract within30 days of signing the interment or scatteringrights contract by providing written notice ofthe cancellation to the cemetery. Thecemetery will refund all monies paid by thepurchaser within 30 days from the date of therequest for cancellation.E.2 Cancellation of Interment or Scattering Rightsafter the 30-Day Cooling-Off Period: ◆ Upon receiving written notice from thepurchaser of the interment or scatteringrights, the cemetery will cancel the contractand issue a refund to the purchaser for theamount paid for the interment or scatteringrights less the appropriate amount that isrequired to be deposited into the Care andMaintenance Fund. This refund will be madewithin 30 days of receiving said notice. If theinterment rights certificate has been issued tothe interment rights holder(s), the certificatemust be returned to the cemetery along withthe written notice of cancellation. ◆ If any portion of the interment or scatteringrights has been exercised, the purchaser, orthe interment rights holder(s) are not entitledto cancel the contract or re-sell the intermentor scattering rights.
  11. 11. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium12 9F.1 The resale of interment or scattering rights ispermitted at St. John’s Norway Cemetery. Unlessthe interment or scattering rights have beenexercised, the purchaser retains the right to cancelthe contract or re-sell the interment or scatteringrights. Once payment for the interment orscattering rights has been made in full and aninterment rights certificate has been issued, theinterment or scattering rights holder(s), asrecorded on the cemetery records, has the right tore-sell the interment rights. Any resale of theinterment right shall be in accordance with therequirements of the cemetery by-laws and inkeeping with the FBCSA. ◆ Interment rights holders may first offer theinterment rights to the cemetery. If thecemetery does not wish to re-purchase theinterment rights at the current price, less theoriginal Care and Maintenance amount thatwas paid, then the interment right may besold to a third party for no more than thecurrent price listed on the cemetery price list,as long as the sale or transfer is conductedthrough the cemetery and the purchasermeets the qualifications and requirements asoutlined in the cemetery’s by-laws. ◆ If any portion of the interment or scatteringrights has been exercised, the purchaser orthe interment rights holder(s) are not entitledto re-sell the interment or scattering rights.F.2 The interment or scattering rights holder(s)intending to sell their rights shall provide thefollowing documents to the cemetery so that thecemetery may confirm the ownership of the rightsand provide the third-party purchaser with a therequired certificate etc.: ◆ an interment or scattering rights certificateendorsed by the current rights holder; ◆ if the resale involves interment rights, awritten statement of the number of lots thathave been used in the plot and the number oflots that remain available; ◆ if the resale involves scattering rights, awritten statement of the number ofscatterings rights; and ◆ any other documentation in the interment orscattering rights holder(s) possession relatingto the rights.F.3 The third-party purchaser will be provided withthe following documents by the cemetery: ◆ an interment or scattering rights certificateendorsed by the current rights holder; ◆ a copy of the cemetery’s current by-laws; ◆ a copy of the cemetery’s current price list; ◆ if the resale involves interment rights, awritten statement of the number of lots thathave been used in the plot and the number oflots that remain available; ◆ if the resale involves scattering rights, awritten statement of the number of scatteringrights available; and ◆ any other documentation in the intermentrights holder(s) possession relating to therights.I.1 Interment or scattering rights holder(s) mustprovide written authorization prior to theoccurrence of a burial, scattering, or anentombment. Should the interment or scatteringrights holder be deceased, authorization must beprovided in writing by the person authorized toact on behalf of the interment rights holder – i.e.,personal representative, estate trustee, executor ornext of kin.I.2 A burial permit issued by the Registrar orequivalent document showing that the death hasbeen registered with the province must beprovided to the cemetery office prior to theoccurrence of a burial or entombment. ACertificate of Cremation must be submitted to thecemetery office prior to the burial of crematedremains or scattering of cremated remains.I.3 In accordance with the FBCSA, the purchaser ofinterment or scattering rights must enter into acemetery contract, providing such information asmay be required by the cemetery for thecompletion of the contract and the public registerprior to each burial or entombment of humanremains, or each scattering of cremated humanremains.I.4 Payment must be made to the cemetery officebefore a burial, entombment or inurnment.Persons requesting interment in a lot will be heldresponsible for all charges incurred. No intermentwill be permitted in any lot where the intermentrights have not been paid for in full. Theinterment fee includes the opening and closing ofthe lot and the registration of the burial.I.5 The cemetery shall be given at least 24 businesshours of notice for each burial of human remainsor scattering of cremated human remains.I.6 New vaults are not permitted at St. John’s. Theweight of vaults will cause shifting due to thesandy soil of the cemetery. Pre-paid contracts withSt. John’s for vault burials will still be honoured.I.7 The opening and closing of graves, crypts andniches or the scattering of cremated remains mayonly be conducted by cemetery staff or thosedesignated to do work on behalf of the cemetery.I.8 Cremated remains may be scattered within adesignated scattering area of the cemetery.I.9 A scattering rights contract must be completedand the payment of the scattering fee must bereceived before the scattering of cremated humanremains may take place.I.10 Once scattered, cremated remains cannot beretrieved.I.11 Human remains may be disinterred from a lot,provided that the interment rights holder and thenext of kin of the deceased have given thecemetery written consent (authorization) and themedical officer of health has been notified. Acertificate from the local medical officer of healthmust be received at the cemetery office before theremoval of casketed human remains may takeplace. A certificate from the local medical officerof health is not required for the removal ofcremated remains. A burial certificate under theVital Statistics Act in not required to re-interhuman remains that have been disinterred,according to the Funeral, Burial and CremationServices Act, 2002 and regulations.I.12 In special circumstances the removal of humanremains may also be ordered by certain publicofficials without the consent of the intermentrights holder and/or next of kin.F RESALE OF INTERMENT RIGHTSI INTERMENTS AND DISINTERMENTS
  12. 12. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium 1110F.4 The cemetery will: ◆ require a statement signed by the rightsholder(s) selling the interment or scatteringrights acknowledging the sale of theinterment rights to the third-party purchaser; ◆ require confirmation that the person sellingthe interment or scattering rights is theperson registered on the cemetery recordsand that they have the right to re-sell theInterment or scattering rights; ◆ record the date of transfer of the interment orscattering rights to the third party; ◆ record the name and address of the third-party purchaser(s); ◆ provide a statement of any money owing tothe cemetery in respect to the interment orscattering rights.F.5 Once the endorsed certificate and all requiredinformation has been received by the cemeteryfrom the rights holder(s), the cemetery will issue anew interment or scattering rights certificate tothe third-party purchaser.F.6 Upon completion of the above-listed procedures,and upon the issuance of the new interment orscattering rights certificate, the third-partypurchaser or transferee(s) shall be considered thecurrent interment or scattering rights holder(s) ofthe interment or scattering rights, and the resaleor transfer of the interment or scattering rightsshall be considered final in accordance with thecemetery by-laws and the FBCSA.F.7 The cemetery will charge an administration fee forthe issuance of a duplicate certificate inaccordance with the price listed on the cemetery’scurrent price list.F.8 St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematoriumdoes not prohibit the resale of interment orscattering rights and may repurchase theinterment or scattering rights from the rightsholder(s) if the cemetery so desires and maynegotiate a purchase price so long as the selleracknowledges being aware of the cemetery’scurrent price list amounts for interment andscattering rights.H.1 All funds received for pre-paid services will bedeposited, within 60 days of receipt, into a trustfund designated established with a corporationregistered under the Loan and Trust CorporationsAct, 1989.H.2 A trustee of the fund will hold, for the benefit ofthe purchaser, all monies received for the servicesuntil that portion of the contract is completed.H.3 When a portion of a contract is completed, thetrustee will pay to the cemetery: ◆ the lesser of the current market price for thesupplies or services; or ◆ an amount equal to the payments made forthe supplies or services together with incomeaccrued on those payments.H.4 Cancellation of pre-paid contracts: ◆ H1 does not apply if the supplies or servicesare provided within 30 days after the contractis made because of the death of the person forwhom the supplies or services werecontracted. ◆ By written notice to the cemetery, thecontract to purchase pre-paid supplies orservices may be cancelled at any time beforethe services or supplies are provided. ◆ Within 30 days after receiving notice, thecemetery will refund to the purchaser allmonies, together with all income receivedunder the contract. ◆ If the contract is cancelled after 30 days, thecemetery may retain a 10% service chargefrom the amount paid by the purchaser forthe pre-paid services or supplies togetherwith any income earned by the cemetery onthe 10% since the purchase, or $350,whichever is less. ◆ It is a condition of every contract for thepurchase of pre-paid supplies or services thatthe contract is cancelled if: ▷ the cemetery has reasonable grounds tobelieve that the beneficiary has, or wouldhave, reached the age of 120 years; or ▷ the cemetery is unable, after makingreasonable efforts, to determine if thebeneficiary is alive.G ABANDONMENT OF RIGHTSG.1 If any interment rights have not been used after a20-year period, they may be consideredabandoned. The cemetery may apply to theMinistry Registrar for a declaration that theinterment rights are abandoned after makinginquiries and giving reasonable notices to find theinterment rights holders or beneficiaries. Uponbeing satisfied that the rights are abandoned, theRegistrar will issue a declaration to that effect. Ifthere is not an appeal by the end of the timeperiod allowed for appeal, the cemetery may resellthe interment right in question.G.2 Any person whose interment rights have beenresold after being declared abandoned may applyto the Ministry Registrar for redress. Uponreceiving an application for redress, the Registrarwill request the cemetery to provide not less thanequivalent interment rights in that cemetery or torefund the amount it would cost to purchaseinterment rights in the cemetery or if nointerment rights are available in the cemetery, inthe closest cemetery appropriate to the religiousor ethnic affinities of the person whose intermentrights have been resold.H PRE-PAID SERVICES
  13. 13. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium 1110F.4 The cemetery will: ◆ require a statement signed by the rightsholder(s) selling the interment or scatteringrights acknowledging the sale of theinterment rights to the third-party purchaser; ◆ require confirmation that the person sellingthe interment or scattering rights is theperson registered on the cemetery recordsand that they have the right to re-sell theInterment or scattering rights; ◆ record the date of transfer of the interment orscattering rights to the third party; ◆ record the name and address of the third-party purchaser(s); ◆ provide a statement of any money owing tothe cemetery in respect to the interment orscattering rights.F.5 Once the endorsed certificate and all requiredinformation has been received by the cemeteryfrom the rights holder(s), the cemetery will issue anew interment or scattering rights certificate tothe third-party purchaser.F.6 Upon completion of the above-listed procedures,and upon the issuance of the new interment orscattering rights certificate, the third-partypurchaser or transferee(s) shall be considered thecurrent interment or scattering rights holder(s) ofthe interment or scattering rights, and the resaleor transfer of the interment or scattering rightsshall be considered final in accordance with thecemetery by-laws and the FBCSA.F.7 The cemetery will charge an administration fee forthe issuance of a duplicate certificate inaccordance with the price listed on the cemetery’scurrent price list.F.8 St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematoriumdoes not prohibit the resale of interment orscattering rights and may repurchase theinterment or scattering rights from the rightsholder(s) if the cemetery so desires and maynegotiate a purchase price so long as the selleracknowledges being aware of the cemetery’scurrent price list amounts for interment andscattering rights.H.1 All funds received for pre-paid services will bedeposited, within 60 days of receipt, into a trustfund designated established with a corporationregistered under the Loan and Trust CorporationsAct, 1989.H.2 A trustee of the fund will hold, for the benefit ofthe purchaser, all monies received for the servicesuntil that portion of the contract is completed.H.3 When a portion of a contract is completed, thetrustee will pay to the cemetery: ◆ the lesser of the current market price for thesupplies or services; or ◆ an amount equal to the payments made forthe supplies or services together with incomeaccrued on those payments.H.4 Cancellation of pre-paid contracts: ◆ H1 does not apply if the supplies or servicesare provided within 30 days after the contractis made because of the death of the person forwhom the supplies or services werecontracted. ◆ By written notice to the cemetery, thecontract to purchase pre-paid supplies orservices may be cancelled at any time beforethe services or supplies are provided. ◆ Within 30 days after receiving notice, thecemetery will refund to the purchaser allmonies, together with all income receivedunder the contract. ◆ If the contract is cancelled after 30 days, thecemetery may retain a 10% service chargefrom the amount paid by the purchaser forthe pre-paid services or supplies togetherwith any income earned by the cemetery onthe 10% since the purchase, or $350,whichever is less. ◆ It is a condition of every contract for thepurchase of pre-paid supplies or services thatthe contract is cancelled if: ▷ the cemetery has reasonable grounds tobelieve that the beneficiary has, or wouldhave, reached the age of 120 years; or ▷ the cemetery is unable, after makingreasonable efforts, to determine if thebeneficiary is alive.G ABANDONMENT OF RIGHTSG.1 If any interment rights have not been used after a20-year period, they may be consideredabandoned. The cemetery may apply to theMinistry Registrar for a declaration that theinterment rights are abandoned after makinginquiries and giving reasonable notices to find theinterment rights holders or beneficiaries. Uponbeing satisfied that the rights are abandoned, theRegistrar will issue a declaration to that effect. Ifthere is not an appeal by the end of the timeperiod allowed for appeal, the cemetery may resellthe interment right in question.G.2 Any person whose interment rights have beenresold after being declared abandoned may applyto the Ministry Registrar for redress. Uponreceiving an application for redress, the Registrarwill request the cemetery to provide not less thanequivalent interment rights in that cemetery or torefund the amount it would cost to purchaseinterment rights in the cemetery or if nointerment rights are available in the cemetery, inthe closest cemetery appropriate to the religiousor ethnic affinities of the person whose intermentrights have been resold.H PRE-PAID SERVICES
  14. 14. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium12 9F.1 The resale of interment or scattering rights ispermitted at St. John’s Norway Cemetery. Unlessthe interment or scattering rights have beenexercised, the purchaser retains the right to cancelthe contract or re-sell the interment or scatteringrights. Once payment for the interment orscattering rights has been made in full and aninterment rights certificate has been issued, theinterment or scattering rights holder(s), asrecorded on the cemetery records, has the right tore-sell the interment rights. Any resale of theinterment right shall be in accordance with therequirements of the cemetery by-laws and inkeeping with the FBCSA. ◆ Interment rights holders may first offer theinterment rights to the cemetery. If thecemetery does not wish to re-purchase theinterment rights at the current price, less theoriginal Care and Maintenance amount thatwas paid, then the interment right may besold to a third party for no more than thecurrent price listed on the cemetery price list,as long as the sale or transfer is conductedthrough the cemetery and the purchasermeets the qualifications and requirements asoutlined in the cemetery’s by-laws. ◆ If any portion of the interment or scatteringrights has been exercised, the purchaser orthe interment rights holder(s) are not entitledto re-sell the interment or scattering rights.F.2 The interment or scattering rights holder(s)intending to sell their rights shall provide thefollowing documents to the cemetery so that thecemetery may confirm the ownership of the rightsand provide the third-party purchaser with a therequired certificate etc.: ◆ an interment or scattering rights certificateendorsed by the current rights holder; ◆ if the resale involves interment rights, awritten statement of the number of lots thathave been used in the plot and the number oflots that remain available; ◆ if the resale involves scattering rights, awritten statement of the number ofscatterings rights; and ◆ any other documentation in the interment orscattering rights holder(s) possession relatingto the rights.F.3 The third-party purchaser will be provided withthe following documents by the cemetery: ◆ an interment or scattering rights certificateendorsed by the current rights holder; ◆ a copy of the cemetery’s current by-laws; ◆ a copy of the cemetery’s current price list; ◆ if the resale involves interment rights, awritten statement of the number of lots thathave been used in the plot and the number oflots that remain available; ◆ if the resale involves scattering rights, awritten statement of the number of scatteringrights available; and ◆ any other documentation in the intermentrights holder(s) possession relating to therights.I.1 Interment or scattering rights holder(s) mustprovide written authorization prior to theoccurrence of a burial, scattering, or anentombment. Should the interment or scatteringrights holder be deceased, authorization must beprovided in writing by the person authorized toact on behalf of the interment rights holder – i.e.,personal representative, estate trustee, executor ornext of kin.I.2 A burial permit issued by the Registrar orequivalent document showing that the death hasbeen registered with the province must beprovided to the cemetery office prior to theoccurrence of a burial or entombment. ACertificate of Cremation must be submitted to thecemetery office prior to the burial of crematedremains or scattering of cremated remains.I.3 In accordance with the FBCSA, the purchaser ofinterment or scattering rights must enter into acemetery contract, providing such information asmay be required by the cemetery for thecompletion of the contract and the public registerprior to each burial or entombment of humanremains, or each scattering of cremated humanremains.I.4 Payment must be made to the cemetery officebefore a burial, entombment or inurnment.Persons requesting interment in a lot will be heldresponsible for all charges incurred. No intermentwill be permitted in any lot where the intermentrights have not been paid for in full. Theinterment fee includes the opening and closing ofthe lot and the registration of the burial.I.5 The cemetery shall be given at least 24 businesshours of notice for each burial of human remainsor scattering of cremated human remains.I.6 New vaults are not permitted at St. John’s. Theweight of vaults will cause shifting due to thesandy soil of the cemetery. Pre-paid contracts withSt. John’s for vault burials will still be honoured.I.7 The opening and closing of graves, crypts andniches or the scattering of cremated remains mayonly be conducted by cemetery staff or thosedesignated to do work on behalf of the cemetery.I.8 Cremated remains may be scattered within adesignated scattering area of the cemetery.I.9 A scattering rights contract must be completedand the payment of the scattering fee must bereceived before the scattering of cremated humanremains may take place.I.10 Once scattered, cremated remains cannot beretrieved.I.11 Human remains may be disinterred from a lot,provided that the interment rights holder and thenext of kin of the deceased have given thecemetery written consent (authorization) and themedical officer of health has been notified. Acertificate from the local medical officer of healthmust be received at the cemetery office before theremoval of casketed human remains may takeplace. A certificate from the local medical officerof health is not required for the removal ofcremated remains. A burial certificate under theVital Statistics Act in not required to re-interhuman remains that have been disinterred,according to the Funeral, Burial and CremationServices Act, 2002 and regulations.I.12 In special circumstances the removal of humanremains may also be ordered by certain publicofficials without the consent of the intermentrights holder and/or next of kin.F RESALE OF INTERMENT RIGHTSI INTERMENTS AND DISINTERMENTS
  15. 15. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium 138D.1 Interment rights may be transferred withoutresale. However the interment rights holder mustfollow a clear process established by the cemeteryand in keeping with FBCSA policies.D.2 To ensure records of ownership are correct, notransfer of interment rights or any interest thereinwill be binding upon the cemetery until notice isgiven in writing. Written notice must include lotinformation, name and address of the proposedtransferee, requested date of transfer andauthorized signature from the interment rightsholder or their representative. Upon receipt ofwritten notice, and after these particulars havebeen registered, the transfer will be made. Therequest to transfer the interment rights to a newcertificate holder does not negate the right ofinterment of any person previously designatedwith a legal and unprovoked right.D.3 In cases of transmission of ownership, by will orbequest of interment rights, the cemeterymanagement reserves the right to require theproduction of a notarized copy of the will or otherevidence sufficient to prove ownership before thetransfer takes place. The request to transfer therights to a new interment rights holder does notnegate the right of interment of any personpreviously designated with a legal and irrevocableright.D.4 No new interment rights certificate will be issuedunless requested by the new rights holder. Anadministration fee will be charged for the issuanceof a duplicate certificate in accordance with theprice listed on the cemetery’s current price list.I.13 The number of burials in each grave varies withthe type of burial taking place: ◆ In each single depth grave, there may only beone casket burial. However, there may be anadditional six burials of cremated remains. ◆ In each double depth grave, there may onlybe two casket burials. However, there may bean additional six burials of cremated remains. ◆ If space is available, an infant containermeasuring .6 meter by .3 meter (24 inches x12 inches) may be buried at the end of asingle/double depth grave in which casketshave already been buried.I.14 Remains to be buried must be enclosed in acontainer approved by cemetery management,sealed securely, of sufficient strength to remainintact during burial and must fit within the lotsize.I.15 The interment rights holder must authorize allinterments, inurnments and entombments inwriting. No authorization is necessary if the burialis of the deceased interment rights holder.I.16 A cemetery employee will be in attendance at eachinterment.I.17 When two or more persons jointly hold intermentrights, an order for burial or scattering must besigned by all rights holders, or their legallyauthorized representatives.I.18 The cemetery will exercise all due care in makinginterments and disinterments, and is therefore notresponsible for damage to any casket, urn or othercontainer.I.19 Funeral processions in the cemetery will followthe route indicated by cemetery management.I.20 The cemetery reserves the right, at its cost, tocorrect any error made by it in makinginterments, in the description of the lot, ortransfer or conveyance of any interment rights.The cemetery may either cancel such grant andsubstitute other interment rights, or a lot of equalvalue and similar location, as far as is reasonablypossible, or refund all money paid on account forsuch purchase. Wherever possible, notice will begiven personally to the interment rights holders.In the event any such error may involve thedisinterment of remains, the cemetery shall firstobtain the approval of any regulatory authorityand the interment rights holder.I.21 The cemetery will not undertake interments onstatutory holidays.D TRANSFER OF INTERMENT RIGHTS (without resale)E CANCELLATION OF INTERMENT RIGHTSE.1 Cancellation of interment rights within 30-daycooling-off oeriod: ◆ A purchaser has the right to cancel aninterment or scattering rights contract within30 days of signing the interment or scatteringrights contract by providing written notice ofthe cancellation to the cemetery. Thecemetery will refund all monies paid by thepurchaser within 30 days from the date of therequest for cancellation.E.2 Cancellation of Interment or Scattering Rightsafter the 30-Day Cooling-Off Period: ◆ Upon receiving written notice from thepurchaser of the interment or scatteringrights, the cemetery will cancel the contractand issue a refund to the purchaser for theamount paid for the interment or scatteringrights less the appropriate amount that isrequired to be deposited into the Care andMaintenance Fund. This refund will be madewithin 30 days of receiving said notice. If theinterment rights certificate has been issued tothe interment rights holder(s), the certificatemust be returned to the cemetery along withthe written notice of cancellation. ◆ If any portion of the interment or scatteringrights has been exercised, the purchaser, orthe interment rights holder(s) are not entitledto cancel the contract or re-sell the intermentor scattering rights.
  16. 16. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium14 7C.1 The interment rights for a lot is purchased fromthe cemetery at the rate on the cemetery’s currentprice list and according to the plans approved bythe Ministry. The rates and plans are on file in thecemetery office. The prices for lots include theapplicable Care and Maintenance Fund deposit.C.2 The deposit to the Care and Maintenance Fund isas specified in the regulation made under theFuneral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002and that came into effect July 1, 2012. As requiredby sections 166 and 168 of Regulation 30/11, apercentage of the purchase price of all intermentrights, scattering rights and a prescribed amountof $25.00 where there was no scattering rightssold, and a prescribed amount for monumentsand markers is contributed into the Care andMaintenance Fund. Income from this fund is usedto provide only general care and maintenance ofthe cemetery. Contributions to the Care andMaintenance Fund are not refundable exceptwhen interment or scattering rights are cancelledwithin the 30-day cooling off period. The Careand Maintenance rates are as follows: ◆ the greater of 40% of the selling price or $250for an in-ground grave for the burial of anadult; ◆ the greater of 40% of the selling price or $150of an in-ground grave for the burial of a childor of cremated remains; ◆ the greater of 20% of the selling price or $500for a crypt in a mausoleum; or ◆ the greater of 15% of the selling price or $100for a niche or compartment in acolumbarium or mausoleum.C.3 Payments for interment rights are made at thecemetery office.C.4 At the time of sale, the cemetery Board willprovide each interment rights holder with: ◆ a copy of the contract; ◆ a copy of the cemetery by-laws; and ◆ a Certificate of Interment Rights, when fullpayment is received.C.5 The cemetery will accept payment by installmentsfor interment rights only as follows: ◆ A deposit of at least 40% of the purchase priceis required at the time the application forpurchase is signed. ◆ The balance is to be paid by equal monthlypayments over a period of one year. ◆ Should the payments fall behind for a periodof three months, the cemetery will repossessthe lot(s) unless at least two thirds of thepurchase price has been paid. In this case thecemetery would approach the Ontario Court,General Division, for authorization torepossess. ◆ No interments may be made, nor anymemorial erected or placed until allindebtedness has been satisfied.C.6 Interment rights holders acquire only the rightand privilege of burial of the deceased and ofconstructing monuments or placing markers,subject to the cemetery by-laws and from time totime the approval of the Ministry of ConsumerServices.J.1 All lots will be maintained and kept properlygraded, given topsoil, seeded and mown bycemetery employees. Upon request, a lot needingcare will be tended outside the scheduled routine.J.2 Cemetery management permission is required todo any work on a lot.J.3 Shrubs or other plants may be cultivated on lotsbut only such varieties that are in keeping with thegeneral plan of the grounds and subject to theapproval of cemetery management. No trees orshrubs growing within any lot may be removed oraltered without the consent of cemeterymanagement.J.4 The height of shrubs or other plants may notexceed 0.9 meters (3 feet) above ground level. Thediameter of shrubs or other plants at their widestpoint, including all foliage, may not exceed 0.35meters (14 inches), or obstruct adjacent lots.J.5 If any trees or shrubs situated in any lot havebecome in any way, detrimental to the adjacentlots, drains, roads or walks, or prejudicial to thegeneral appearance of the grounds orinconvenient to the public, cemetery managementmay trim parts or remove them.J.6 Permission to remove flowers, plants, ribbons orother articles from lots must be obtained fromcemetery management or the interment rightsholder.J.7 Nails, wires, wooden crosses as monuments, glasscontainers, pottery or any other material that maycreate a hazard to workers or to visitors throughneglect or breakage are not allowed in thecemetery at any time.J.8 Borders, fences, railings, walls, cut-stone copingand hedges in or around lots are prohibited.J.9 Rubbish must be placed in the receptaclesprovided on the grounds.J.10 No unauthorized person may change the gradingof a lot. In the case of any such change, cemeterymanagement may restore the lot to its originalgrade at the expense of the interment rightsholder.J.11 No unauthorized person may lay sod, or movecorner posts, monuments, footstones or lotmarkers.J.12 Loss or damage to articles left upon cemeterygrounds is not the responsibility of the Board ormanagement.J.13 All tributes and personal articles will be removedand disposed of during two cemetery cleanupweeks: one week before Thanksgiving weekendand one week before Easter weekend. Pleaseretrieve your articles before these time frames.There will be no further notification.C SALE OF INTERMENT RIGHTSJ CARE OF LOTS – GENERAL
  17. 17. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium 156B.4 By-Law Amendments • St. John’s shall be governed by these by-laws, andall procedures will comply with the Funeral Burial& Cremation Services Act, 2002 and OntarioRegulation 30/11, which may be amendedperiodically. • All by-law amendments will be: ◆ published once in a newspaper with generalcirculation in the locality in which thecemetery is located; ◆ conspicuously posted on a sign at theentrance of the cemetery; and ◆ delivered to each supplier of markers who hasdelivered a marker to the cemetery duringthe previous year, if the by-law or by-lawamendment pertains to markers or theirinstallation. • All by-laws and by-law amendments are subject tothe approval of the Registrar, CemeteriesRegulation Unit, Ministry of Consumer Services.B.5 Conduct • No person may damage, destroy, remove or defaceany property within the cemetery. All visitorsshould conduct themselves in a quiet manner thatshall not disturb any service being held.B.6 Public Register • In accordance with Provincial legislation –Section 110 of Ontario Regulation 30/11 – St.John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematoriummaintains a public register that is available to thepublic during regular office hours.B.7 Pets or Other Animals • Pets or other lower animals, including crematedanimal remains, are not to be buried on cemeterygrounds.B.8 Right to Re-Survey • The cemetery has the right at any time to re-survey, enlarge, diminish, re-plot, change orremove plantings, grade, close pathways or roads,alter in shape or size, or otherwise change all orany part of the cemetery, subject to approval of theappropriate authorities.K.1 Artificial flowers are permitted, provided theydo not hinder the general maintenance of thecemetery. Visitors placing potted plants, urnsor artificial floral tributes are responsible fortheir upkeep.K.2 The cemetery reserves the right to remove allflowers, potted plants, wreaths and baskets offlowers when they become withered orunsightly, or if for any other reason suchremovals are in the best interest of thecemetery.K.3 Vases, urns and flower stands not properlycared for may be removed from the lot. Anystand, holder, vase or other receptacle forflowers that is unsightly or unsuitable may beprohibited and/or removed by cemeterymanagement.K.4 Flower beds may extend 0.3 meters (12 inches) orless from the monument/marker, and not beyondthe width of the monument/marker.K.5 Cement flowerpots and metal in-ground vases areallowed to remain on the lot after Thanksgivingweekend. The cement flowerpots must be placedupside down as close to the monument base aspossible and the metal vases in their sleeves.K.6 Artificial floral tributes may be placed on the lotduring or after Thanksgiving weekend providedthey are securely fastened to the monument orwhere there is no monument, mounted on a standat least 76 cm (30 inches) high and securelyanchored in the ground.K CARE OF LOTS – FLOWERSL SPECIAL CARE FOR LOTSL.1 Endowed Special Care (ESC) provisions for lots are no longer being accepted. Existing ESC lots are cared for onan ongoing basis.
  18. 18. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium16 5B GENERAL INFORMATIONB.1 Hours of Operation as of January 1, 2013 • Office Monday–Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm Sunday Closed • Crematorium Monday–Friday 7:30am – 7:00pm Saturday 7:30am – 4:00pm Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm • Grounds The grounds are open for the visiting pleasureof the public. However, each day we close tovisitors at dusk. The cemetery and crematorium are not open onstatutory holidays. If the statutory holiday is a Monday, the cemetery and crematorium may be closed the previous day, Sunday.B.2 Ownership and Management • St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium is anon-profit organization owned by TheIncorporated Synod of the Diocese of Toronto andoperated by The Anglican Church of St. John theBaptist, Norway. As such, the Board reserves fulland complete control over the operations andmanagement of the land, buildings, plantings,roads, utilities, books and records of the cemeteryand crematorium and complete authority toadminister these by-laws. • Overseer role is entrusted to a Board of Trusteesappointed or elected by the people of The Churchof St. John the Baptist, Norway. The trustees servewithout remuneration. All monies received areused for the operation, improvement andmaintenance of the cemetery and crematorium. • The Board will meet quarterly or as required toapprove prices and resolve matters regardingupkeep, maintenance, human resources, finances,and interpretation of policies and by-laws.Recorded minutes of all Board of Trusteesmeetings and any resolutions adopted will be keptas a part of the records of the cemetery. • The daily business operations are entrusted to amanagement staff appointed by the Board ofTrustees, with offices located on cemeteryproperty.B.3 Liability • The Board distinctly disclaims all responsibilityfor loss or damage to any lot, plot, columbariumniche, mausoleum crypt, monument, marker, orother article that has been placed in relation to aninterment or scattering right from causes beyondtheir control and especially from damage causedby the elements, acts of God, common enemy,thieves, vandals, strikers, malicious mischiefmakers, explosions, accident, invasion,insurrections, riots or order of any military or civilauthority, whether damage is direct or collateral. • The Board will take reasonable precautions toprotect the property of interment rights holdersbut they assume no liability or responsibility forthe loss of or damage to any article of any typethat is placed on any lot or common area.M.1 No marker, monument or other structure may beerected or permitted on a lot until all charges havebeen paid in full: ◆ Once work has commenced, or the cemeteryhas incurred any other financial obligation,persons purchasing a monument, marker,footstone or inscription from the cemeteryshall be held fully liable for payment of theincurred costs.M.2 Monuments, markers and footstones of bronze orgranite are permitted with size and quantityrestrictions according to cemetery by-laws and theplacement of such memorials shall not interferewith future interments: ◆ Single lot – maximum monument size: 4 feet(1.2 meter) high; ◆ Single lot – maximum flat marker size: 24x18inches (.6x.45 meters); ◆ Double lot – maximum monument size: 6feet (1.2 meter) high; ◆ Cremation and infant lots – maximum size: 2stones – 16x10 inches (.4x.25 meters) each.M.3 Cemetery management permission is requiredbefore a memorial monument or marker may beplaced, moved, altered or removed.M.4 Specific design plans including dimensions,material of structure, construction details, andproposed location, must be approved before amonument, marker or other structure shall beerected.M.5 No monument, marker or footstone will beapproved for delivery to the cemetery without thecompletion of a Request for Memorial Installationform and approval of the cemetery.M.6 Persons ordering the installation of a monumentor marker in the cemetery must pay a prescribedamount to the St. John’s Norway Care andMaintenance Fund. The interest earned from thisfund maintains the markers or monuments.M.7 The cemetery will take reasonable precautions toprotect the property of interment rights holders,but it assumes no liability for the loss of, ordamage to, any monument, marker, or otherstructure, or part thereof.M.8 If a monument, marker or footstone in thecemetery presents a risk to public safety, because itis unstable, St. John’s Norway will do whatever isnecessary to remove the risk – including layingdown or removing the monument, marker orfootstone from the lot and placing it in a cemeterystorage area.M.9 The cemetery reserves the right to remove, at itssole discretion, any marker, monument, footstoneor inscription, that is not in keeping with thedignity and decorum of the cemetery.M.10 Book or pillow markers are permitted only indesignated areas in the cemetery.M.11 All attachments on monuments, markers or othermemorials within the cemetery grounds are thesole responsibility of the interment rights holder.M.12 All foundations for monuments and markers mustbe built by cemetery employees, or contracted outby cemetery management, at the expense of theinterment rights holder.M MONUMENTS, MARKERS, FOOTSTONES – GENERAL INFORMATION
  19. 19. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium 174Infant Grave: Any burial space intended for an infantmeasuring 0.3 meters by 0.6 meters (12 inches by24 inches).Interment: The in-ground burial of a casketcontaining a body or the in-ground burial of anurn containing cremated remains.Interment Right: The right to require or direct theinterment of human remains or cremated humanremains in a grave, lot, niche or crypt and directthe associated memorialization.Interment Rights Certificate: The certificate issued bythe Board of Trustees to the purchaser of theinterment rights in a lot(s).Interment Rights Holder: Any person designated tohold the right to inter human remains in aspecified lot.Inurnment: The placing of an urn of crematedremains in a columbarium or mausoleum niche orcompartment.Lot: One grave space set aside to contain humanremains. It may be single or double depth.Marker: Any permanent memorial set flush with thesurface of the ground marking the location of alot.Mausoleum: A building or structure, other than acolumbarium, used as a place for the entombmentof a casket containing a body in sealed crypts orthe internment of cremated human remains insealed compartment or niches.Ministry: The Ministry of Consumer Services – theprovincial agency that legislates the operations ofcemeteries and crematoriums.Monument: Any permanent memorial above groundlevel.N.1 The cemetery reserves the right to determine themaximum size of monuments, their number andtheir location on each lot. ◆ Only one monument may be erected on asingle lot. One flat marker may also be placedat the end of the grave farthest from themonument. A flat marker may also be used inlieu of a monument. ◆ Monuments may only be erected on lotsdesignated for monuments and not in anyarea designated for “Flat Markers only”. ◆ Monuments must be placed at the center ofthe head end of the lot except wherealignment with existing nearby monumentsjustifies another location. Approval of thelocation must be obtained from cemeterymanagement before a monument is set.N.2 Statues may be placed only at the sides of themonument on a common base and may notextend more than six inches above the top of thedie of the monument.N.3 Candleholders and vases may constitute part of amonument if they are made principally of bronzeor stainless steel. If a translucent section isnecessary it must be made of an unbreakable, heatresistant glass or of a plastic material that is fireresistant. ◆ Candleholders must be included indetermining the overall size of the memorial. ◆ A maximum of two candles or vases may beplaced on the base of a monument. ◆ A candleholder must have adequate drainageto prevent collection of water. ◆ Candleholders must be fully enclosed with adoor or lid.N.4 Scraping of the base portion of the monument,due to grass/lawn maintenance, is considerednormal wear.Niche: An individual compartment in a columbariumfor the entombment of cremated human remains.Plan: The layout of the cemetery, approved by theMinistry of Consumer Services.Plot: Three or more adjacent lots in which theinterment rights have been sold as a unit.Pre-Pay: Paying for a product or service in advance ofrequiring its use.Retort: The chamber in which cremation takes place.Scattering: The act of spreading cremated remainsover a designated area within a cemetery with theknowledge and permission of the cemeterymanagement and in keeping with the cemetery’sby-laws.Scattering Rights Holder: Any person designated tohold the right to scatter cremated human remainsin a specified lot or other designated area withinthe cemetery.N MONUMENTSO MARKERS AND FOOTSTONESO.1 Markers and footstones will only be acceptedduring regular working hours. Seasonal conditionspermitting, installations will be made as soon aspossible.O.2 Only markers or footstones of bronze or granite arepermitted with size and quantity restrictionsaccording to the section of the of the cemetery andthe regulations as per the size of lot in that section.O.3 Flatmarkersaretobeflatontopandsetlevelwiththegroundsothatgroundsmaintenanceequipmentmaypasssafelyoverthem.Theywillbesetbycemeterystaffuponpaymentofthefeebytheintermentrightsholderoralegallyauthorizedperson.O.4 One marker may be placed at each grave. Where amonument is permitted one flat marker may alsobe placed at the end of the grave farthest from themonument.O.5 The minimum thickness for all flat markers andfootstones is 10 centimeters (4 inches).O.6 The bottom bed of all bases and markers must becut level and true.O.7 All bronze markers or footstones must be affixedto a granite base with a surface area at least thesame size and with a minimum depth of 10centimeters (4 inches).
  20. 20. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium18 3Board: The duly appointed or elected Board ofTrustees for St. John’s Norway Cemetery andCrematorium.Body: The body of a deceased person.Burial: The opening and closing of an in-ground lot orplot for the disposition of human remains orcremated human remains.By-laws: The rules and regulations, approved by theProvince of Ontario, under which St. John’sNorway Cemetery and Crematorium operates.Cemetery and Crematorium: St. John’s NorwayCemetery and Crematorium, located at 256Kingston Rd., in the Municipality of Toronto,County of York.Care and Maintenance Fund: It is a requirementunder the FBCSA that a percentage of thepurchase price of all interment rights and setamounts for marker and monument installationsbe contributed to the Care and MaintenanceFund. Interest earned from this fund is used toprovide care and maintenance of plots, lots,markers and monuments at the cemetery.Cemetery Management: The person(s) appointedand/or employed by the Board of Trustees withdelegated responsibilities to manage St. John’sNorway Cemetery and Crematorium.Chair: The Chair of the Board of Trustees for St. John’sNorway Cemetery and Crematorium.Child’s Grave: Any burial space measuring 0.6 metersby 1.8 meters (2 feet by 6 feet).Columbarium: A structure designed for theinurnment of cremated human remains in sealedcompartments or niches.P.1 All cemetery by-laws apply to all contractors,monument dealers and workers, and all workcarried out by them in the cemetery.P.2 Prior to the start of any work, contractors mustprovide proof of any or all of the following thatapply: ◆ Workplace Safety and Insurance Board(WSIB) coverage; ◆ Occupational Health and Safety compliancestandards; ◆ Environmental Protection; ◆ Workplace Hazardous Materials InformationSystem (WHMIS) training; and ◆ evidence of liability insurance of not less thantwo million dollars.P.3 No monument, marker or footstone may bedelivered to the cemetery without the completionof a Request for Memorial Installation form andthe approval of the cemetery.P.4 All monuments and markers must showSECTION – RANGE – GRAVE numbers legiblyand permanently inscribed in the lower right-hand corner of the stone.P.5 No monument or marker will be delivered to thecemetery until the foundation is completed andthe contractor is ready to proceed with the workof installation, unless cemetery management hasgiven an exception.P.6 No monument, marker or footstone will beremoved without written permission fromcemetery management and interment rightsholder.P.7 Contractors shall lay planks on the lots and pathsover which heavy materials and equipment are tobe moved, in order to protect the surface of theground.P.8 The demeanor and behaviour of all workmenemployed by others in the cemetery will be subjectto the control of cemetery management.P.9 If contractors are working in the immediatevicinity of a funeral, work must cease until theconclusion of the service.P.10 All work must be carried out within the publishedoperational hours of the cemetery, unlesscemetery management has approved an exception.P.11 If necessary, all tools, building materials, surplusearth, rubbish and other supplies must berelocated or removed at the request of cemeterystaff. Cemetery management may direct theremoval of the obstructions and the expense willbe charged to the monument dealer or contractorconcerned.Contract: For purposes of these by-laws, all purchasersof interment rights or other services and productsmust sign a contract with the cemetery, detailingobligations of both parties and acceptance of thecemetery by-laws.Corner Posts: Shall mean any stone or other landmarkers set flush with the surface of the groundand used to indicate the location of a lot or plot.Cremated Remains: The residue after cremation of thehuman body and of the casket or container inwhich it was received.Cremation Lot: A burial space intended to receivecremated remains. Only 2 containers of crematedremains may be interred in a minimum size lot of0.45 meters by 0.45 meters (18 inches by 18inches).Crypt: An individual compartment in a mausoleumfor the entombment of human remains.Die: The upright portion of a monument that is aboveground.Entombment: Placing a casket containing a body in amausoleum crypt.FBCSA: Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act,2002 – the Ontario legislation governingcemeteries and crematoriums.Footstone: Any permanent memorial set flush withthe surface of the ground identifying individualremains interred in a lot.Foundation: The cement portion of the monumentthat is underground.Grave: Any burial space intended for an adult, andhaving a size of 0.9 meters by 2.45 meters (3 feetby 8 feet).A DEFINITIONSP MONUMENT DEALERS, CONTRACTORS ANDWORKERS
  21. 21. The By-Laws St. John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium 192Q.1 All the general rules and regulations of the St.John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium shallapply to the above facilities.Q.2 A Burial Permit must accompany all bodies beforeentombment takes place.Q.3 A Certificate of Cremation must accompany allcremated remains before an interment, inurnmentor scattering may take place.Q.4 Full payment must be made to the cemeterybefore an entombment, interment, inurnment, orscattering may take place.Q.5 No inurnment or entombment shall take placewithout written permission from the intermentrights holder, or a proper/legal representative ofthe estate if the interment rights holder isdeceased.Q.6 Only the cemetery staff may open and seal nichesand crypts for interment and entombments. Thisapplies to the inside sealers and the fronts.Q.7 Two urns are allowed in each niche.Q.8 To ensure quality control, desired uniformity andstandard of workmanship, the cemetery reservesthe right to inscribe all crypt and niche fronts orinstall all inscription, vases, adornments, or anyother approved attachment.Q.9 Flowers, wreaths and artificial floral tributesplaced against or near any part of the structurethat are liable to stain or deface it will be removed.Q.10 No containers, baskets, small vases or similarsmall articles may be placed in or on any of theabove facilities without written specific approvalof cemetery management. Flowers may only beplaced in approved vases permanently attached tothe compartment face or in a properly preparedflowerbed.Q.11 Cemetery management must approve the designand content of inscriptions on any structures inadvance of construction.Q.12 No glass vases or other breakable items may beplaced around the structure.Q.13 Floral tributes made on wire frames must have thewire covered to prevent staining or marking thestructure.Q COLUMBARIUM, MAUSOLEUM, MEMORIALWALLS, CREMATION GARDENS AND SCATTERING GARDENSR CREMATORIUM BY-LAWSR.1 All the general rules and regulations of the St.John’s Norway Cemetery and Crematorium applyto the above facility as far as the nature of the casepermits.R.2 The crematorium will not cremate the remains ofmore than one person at a time, nor cremateanimal remains.R.3 Identification of the deceased shall be made priorto the delivery of the deceased to thecrematorium.R.4 Hours of operation for the crematorium as ofJanuary 1, 2013: Monday–Friday 7:30am – 7:00pm Saturday 7:30am – 4:00pm Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm

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