1. Welcome: Physical Distancing while visiting the cemetery

    Announcement by Web Administrator

    Mount Patricia Cemetery is open for visitations but we ask visitors to be in full compliance with all Provincial Public Health orders. Everyone MUST maintain physical distancing of 2 arms length (6 feet) between other people at all times. Keep each gathering at a maximum of 100 people. Gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited.

    If you have any questions, please call the office at 634-4774.


  2. Welcome: Mount Patricia Cemetery

    by Web Administrator

    Gravestone ImageAs the final resting place for your loved one, Mount Patricia is a peaceful, park-like cemetery with an amazing view of the Bay of Islands.  Many people like to stroll the paths or relax on a bench while enjoying the view and tenderly reminisce about precious moments gone by.

    The Mount Patricia Cemetery Association strives to maintain the dignity and honor due the over 15,000 gravesites. We are actively engaged in the upkeep and improvement of the cemetery.

    We welcome your suggestions.


  3. FALL Cleanup – October 2020

    September 23, 2020 by Denna Newman

    Mount Patricia Cemetery Fall Cleanup will take place the whole month of October 2020.

    Mount Patricia Policy – Flowers and other personal items must be removed from graves by October 31. Any items remaining after this date that cause obstruction to the operations of the cemetery will be removed by the cemetery staff.

    Thank you to all who assist in the clean up and for everyone’s cooperation in keeping Mount Patricia grounds clean and tidy.

    Everyone MUST maintain physical distancing of 2 arms length (6 feet) between other people at all times. Keep each gathering at a maximum of 100 people. Gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited.

    If you have any questions, please contact Denna Newman at 634-4774.

     


  4. Office Closed July 31-August 14

    July 28, 2020 by Denna Newman

    Please be advised the office will be closed from July 31 – August 14. The General Manager will be back in the office Monday, August 17. You may call 634-4774 and leave a message or email info@mountpatriciacemetery.com. The G. Manager will return your message upon her return. All other operations within the cemetery will continue and caretakers will be onsite during regular business hours.

    Denna Newman, G. Manager


  5. Coronavirus-19 Pandemic Policies

    June 19, 2020 by Web Administrator

    I want you all to know that we have not had any increase in demand for interments at Mount Patricia and operations are running as normal for this time of year.

    Due to the Corona-virus Pandemic, however; we, like all other public services, need to adopt policies and be prepared to ensure the public and our employees are protected. In that regard, the Provincial Public Health Emergency regulations will be enforced and no more than twenty (20) people will be allowed to attend any gathering at Mount Patricia for interments. Subject to Government recommendations which take precedence.

    In addition the following procedures are effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice:

    1.  Use of Vault
    • There will be no storage of remains if the cause of death is COVID-19.
    • Any vault request must be accompanied by a confirmation of cause of death.
    • We will look at each vault request on a case-by-case basis before approval.
    • As per our existing Policy 26 – all remains must be removed from the vault before May 31.

    2.  Burials
    • If a person’s cause of death is COVID-19, cremation is recommended.
    • The Columbarium is available for interment of cremains.
    • The Provincial Public Health State of Emergency Act regulations will be enforced and no more than Twenty (20) people (including the officiate) will be allowed to attend each interment.

    3.  Chapel Services
    • All Regulations under the Provincial Public Health State of Emergency will be enforced.
    • Chapel Services will be held for immediate family only and at a maximum capacity of twenty (20) people. Subject to Government recommendations which take precedence.
    • If the number of burials increase demand dramatically, our General Manager will coordinate with the Funeral Homes a schedule of times for interments each day.

    4.  Payments
    • Until further notice there will be no in-person visits into the office.
    • Payment Methods: E-transfer to info@mountpatriciacemetery.com (you need to be set up for online banking), credit card by calling the office to process, or mail cheque to our office, our mailing address is printed on the top of your invoice. A receipt will be mailed to the client.

    5.  Washrooms
    • The Public washrooms will be temporarily closed to public until further notice.

    6.  Public Notification
    • Updated restrictions will be posted on the front door of the office door, door of the washroom and on the MPC website.

    I send you all best wishes and encourage you to look after yourselves and your family at this time. Reach out to others via phone, email, text or video to encourage them and help them cope with any stress they may be feeling.

    As things develop over the days and weeks we will keep you updated on a regular basis.

    Stay Home, stay safe.

    God Bless You All

    Lloyd Walters, President