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The beautifully landscaped and meticulously cared for Espanola Cemetery is located at 386 Ricci Drive.

Traditionally, interment arrangements are made through the Funeral Director.  Families who choose cremation have the option to work directly with the Public Works Department.

Important Information:

The purchase of a plot at the cemetery does not constitute the purchase of land.  The plot purchase is recognized as Interment Rights only.  

Only the Interment Rights Holder can direct the interment of human remains and monuments.

A transfer of Interment Rights is not binding upon the Cemetery until a duly executed transfer or affidavit has been deposited with the Public Works Department.   There is a fee for a Commissioner of Oath to complete the form at the Municipal Office or the Public Works Department.

If the interment rights holder is deceased, the cemetery may grant a transfer of interment rights to an applicant if the appropriate documentation is provided:

  1. The interment Rights holder’s last will that identifies a beneficiary as successor for the interment rights or the estate’s residual assets.
  2. If there was no will, succession law applies and any new rights holders (minimum 18 years of age) will be established in the following order:
    1. Children - if no children, then,
    2. Grandchildren – if no grandchildren, then,
    3. Great-grandchildren – if no great grandchildren, then,
    4. Parents – if no parents, then,
    5. Brothers & Sisters – if no brothers or sisters, then,
    6. Grandparents – if no grandparents, then,
    7. Uncles and aunts, nieces and nephews
  3. If there are multiple successors in the same class, the applicant must obtain letters from other living successors identifying themselves as successors and releasing themselves from any claims on the interment rights.
  4. If an applicant is considered to be in a lower class than other living successors, the applicant must provide letters from living successors in their class as well as all upper classes identifying themselves as successors and releasing themselves from any claims on the interment rights. These letters must be commissioned by a Commissioner of Oath.
  5. An affidavit must be signed by the applicant.
  6. If letters cannot be provided and there is no will, the interment rights may not be transferred. 
     

For information on the cemetery bylaw or forms relating to the cemetery, please click the links below.

For more information, contact:

Public Works Department
P.705.869.1751
pubworks@espanola.ca

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Bylaw to Regulate Cemetery

Departments:
Public Works
Date:
February 13, 2007
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Cemetery Fees

Departments:
Public Works
Date:
January 01, 2020
Format:
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DOCX

Burial Order Form

Department:
Date:
March 11, 2021
Format:
DOCX
PDF

Cremation Layout Diagram

Department:
Date:
March 11, 2021
Format:
PDF
DOCX

Transfer of Interment Rights

Department:
Date:
March 11, 2021
Format:
DOCX
DOCX

Affidavit of Interment Rights

Department:
Date:
March 11, 2021
Format:
DOCX
DOC

Application to Install a Monument

Department:
Date:
March 15, 2021
Format:
DOC
DOCX

Release From All Claims Affidavit

Department:
Date:
August 17, 2021
Format:
DOCX