Township of Norwich
Historical. Agricultural. Beautiful.
The Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations requires that the
Township of Norwich complies with the Ontario Cemetery Act as well as
consumer protection under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Service Act.
The role of the ministry is to protect you, as a Consumer. This
includes making sure cemeteries are well-kept for your loved ones now
and in the distant future.
Pursuant to the Ontario
Cemetery Act and the new upcoming Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services
Act, when you make arrangements for burial in a Municipal Cemetery you
are not purchasing land in the Cemetery. Instead, you are purchasing
the “right to use the lot for burials”. These rights are called
Interment Rights and you will receive a legal document called a
“Certificate of Interment Rights” after purchase.
Please note that the full cost of your interment rights must be paid for before:
The Township of Norwich is responsible for the appearance and
maintenance of it’s Municipal Cemeteries. A Cemetery Bylaw is in place
to assist the Township in meeting it’s responsibilities. When you sign
the interment right contract at purchase, you are agreeing to follow the
rules and regulations set out in the Bylaw.
The cemetery requires the Burial Permit issued by the Division Registrar show the death has been registered and for cremated remains the cemetery requires the Cremation Certificate
In a standard plot (1O' x 4'):
-One full burial per standard adult grave
-Two remains in a cremation plot
-Up to four remains in a standard adult grave
-Up to three remains in a standard adult grave where there has or will be a full body burial
A vault is not mandatory but is recommended.
The remains of lower animals are not allowed
For more information on the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (FBSCA) contact the Bereavement Authority of Ontario www.thebao.ca
Township of Norwich Decoration Days:
Norwich Village Cemetery - 2nd Sunday in August
Norwich Gore Cemetery - Last Sunday in August
New Durham Cemetery - 1st Sunday in September
Burgessville Baptist Cemetery - 2nd Sunday in September
Quaker St - 2nd Sunday in August
Rosanna Cemetery - 3rd Sunday in August
Springford Cemetery - 3rd Sunday in August
East Oxford Pioneer/Anglican - 3rd Sunday in June
Milldale Cemetery - N/A
Otterville Cemetery - 3rd Sunday August
* These contacts are for plot/burial inquiries only. For maintenance on Township-owned Cemeteries please contact the community centre
Rosanna CemeteryBrad Hicks (519) 842-5618
Milldale Burial GroundDeb Longthorne (519) 879-6921
East Oxford Pioneer CemeteryRobert Hird (519) 537-3002
Otterville CemeteryLarry Hussey (519) 879-6365
Springford CemeteryBrad Hicks (519) 842-5618
Norwich CemeteryPaul Wood (519) 863-3725
New Durham CemeteryLeigh Cohoe (519) 424-9156
Gore Cemetery Co.Ferry LaGro (519) 863-2682
Burgessville Baptist CemeteryAnnette Hughes (519) 424-9856
Charles Addsion (519) 446-1838
Interment refers to the opening, preparation and closing of a grave at the time of burial.
*There is a surcharge for burials
outside of the normal hours of operation, and for burials on Saturdays,
Sundays and Statutory holidays as specified under the Tariff of Rates.*