1. Mount Patricia Cemetery SPRING CLEANUP

    April 19, 2021 by Web Administrator

    Spring Clean up for Mount Patricia Cemetery is scheduled for the week May 2 – May 8. Our cemetery caretakers will be in the cemetery cleaning up Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm and can provide you with a garbage bag. If you visit outside of our regular business hours, you will have to bring garbage bags. Bring gloves to help with picking up debris and please remember to be compliant to all Public Health Guidelines. We look forward to seeing others visit and help with this spring cleanup.

    Public Health Guidance for All Alert Levels

    The following measures will continue to be a part of our daily lives at every Alert Level:

    • Staying informed and being prepared to follow public health advice.
    • Practicing good hygiene (wash your hands, avoid touching your face, cough and sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue).
    • Maintaining a physical distance of at least 2 arm lengths. Use a non-medical or cloth mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
    • Frequent cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces.
    • Staying at home and away from others when you are sick, unless it is to get medical attention.
    • Wearing a non-medical or cloth mask when going out to access health care services or visiting indoor public spaces.
    • Working from home, where possible.
    • Continuing to shop online and using curbside pickup, where possible.
    • Limiting non-essential travel outside of the province.
    • Keeping a log of when you go out in public and your interactions with others.
    • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, use the online COVID-19 Assessment and Referral tool or call 811 if you do not have internet access.

  2. Alert Level 2

    April 5, 2021 by Denna Newman

    Formal gatherings are limited to no more than 100 people. Physical distancing must be maintained. Public visitations are permitted, with one household bubble visiting at a time.

  3. Annual General Meeting, April 14, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    by Denna Newman

    Mount Patricia Cemetery Association will be holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 6:30 PM via Zoom. If you would like to attend the AGM via Zoom, please email info@mountpatriciacemetery.com to request the Zoom invite.

  4. UPDATE: We are at ALERT LEVEL 5. Burials are limited to no more than 5 FIVE people, including the officiant.

    February 13, 2021 by Denna Newman

    UPDATE: Effective Immediately (February 13, 2021), we are at Alert Level 5, ALERT LEVEL 5. Burials are limited to no more than 5 FIVE people, including the officiant. Follow all public health measures.

    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 FIVE (5) 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 FIVE (5) 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 FIVE (5) 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

  5. 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.