The Municipality of Killarney operates and maintains the following cemeteries:
*Cemetery Operator's Licence No. 3285105
All Saints Cemetery1003 Highway 637, east of the Village of Killarney
This cemetery is in a wooded area about 6 kilometres east of Killarney village. It was established by the Municipality in the mid-1980s. Full lot and cremation burials are allowed. See the All Saints Cemetery By-law for information about the procedure and costs involved.
St. Joseph’s/St. Bonaventure’s Cemetery41 Commissioner Street, in Killarney Village
Full lot burials are no longer permitted in this cemetery. A limited number of cremation burials are permitted on grave sites of direct ancestors if the grave site has a permanent marker. See the All Saints Cemetery By-law for information about the procedure and costs involved.
Formerly operated by the Parish Council, under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, this cemetery is more than a century old. It was already in use in 1885, when St. Joseph’s Church was built to replace an earlier one. In 1951, St. Joseph’s church was replaced by a new structure with a new name – St. Bonaventure’s church. This cemetery was transferred from the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie to the Township of Rutherford & George Island (now the Municipality of Killarney) in 1989.
Bigwood CemeteryEast End of Hartley Bay Road
This was the site of a private family cemetery for many years. Located on a portion of farmland, over the years it became a community cemetery, although it remained under private ownership. Today it is recognized by the Province as a Municipal cemetery, but it is closed to burials of any kind, whether full lot or cremation. An iron cross marks the site, but there are no headstones or crosses marking the graves.
The Clerk-Treasurer is responsible for the daily operations of the Cemeteries.
Please see the By-Laws & Fee Structure for fees and related information.
Bereavement Authority of Ontario's Consumer Information Guide
The BAO’s Consumer Information Guide: A Guide to Death Care in Ontario is a free consumer-protection information booklet. The guide is written for families and the public to know their rights and responsibilities before entering into contracts with organizations that are licensed under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002. All licensees of the BAO are required to provide consumers with a copy of this guide.
The BAO urges all consumers to access A Guide to Death Care in Ontario ahead of time and encourages them to read through the guide, plan ahead and ask a lot of questions prior to entering into a contract with a provider.
If you have questions related to the information contained within A Guide to Death Care in Ontario, please feel free to contact the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, or a licensed service provider.
By-Law and Fee Structure of All Saints Cemetery in Killarney