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Naramata Cemetery Information Map

Provides detailed information on available plots, location of deceased and more.


The Naramata Cemetery (located at 3315 Bartlett Road Naramata,BC) is operated according to the requirements of the Cremation, Interment and Funeral Services Act, under the Business Practices & Consumer Protection Authority of BC, the Naramata Cemetery Bylaw No. 2023, 2001 and Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen Fees and Charges Bylaw.

Before a burial or scattering may take place, you must acquire a Right of Interment Permit from the District office. This is the official documentation of each burial and scattering. Interment permits are issued only during normal working hours.

Right of Interment (Plot Reservation License)

CEMETERY FEES:

Fees and Charges Bylaw No. 2650, 2014 Consolidated - Section 5

BURIAL PLOTS:

Can accommodate up to FOUR cremation urns UPON PROPER APPLICATION at the Regional District office (we must document every interment) OR ONE adult sized casket or coffin containing human remains AND TWO cremation urns.

CREMATION PLOTS:

Can be used for the interment of up to TWO cremation urns.

There are other charges for special circumstances such as exhumation, after hours, etc. These charges can be determined by checking with the Regional District office.

NEW SCATTERING GARDEN

Newly created Tranquility Garden within the Naramata Cemetery offers families the opportunity to scatter the cremated remains of loved ones in a permanent reflective, natural setting.  The Tranquility Garden has been created with walking pathways, benches and a reflection space for families all in a natural landscaped section of the cemetery.

The garden includes a memorial monument for families wishing to place a bronze plaque in memory of their loved one.  Memorial plaques are ordered through the Regional District office.  A Right of Interment (Plot Reservation License) is required prior to scattering of loved ones within the garden.  Families should be aware that when cremated remains are placed in a scattering garden they are non-recoverable. 

INTERMENTS:

Must be made Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Cremated human remains must be enclosed in a container that is of sufficient strenght to hold the cremated remains, prevents remains from posing a health hazard, and meets the requirments set out in the regulations.

No graves may be opened or closed except by employees of the Regional District.

MEMORIAL MARKERS:

A memorial marker made of stone, concrete or bronze may be installed on a grave, and shall be no larger than 30 cm x 60 cm for a BURIAL PLOT or CREMATION PLOT.Memorial markers shall be installed flush with the surface level of the surrounding ground.No plot shall be defined by a fence, railing, curb, hedge or other marker or structure other than a memorial marker or temporary marker.

NARAMATA CEMETERY GROUNDS:

Boxes, toys, shells, screens, arbors, trellises, tripods or any other objects or structures are prohibited on any plot.Flowers or wreaths may be placed on a plot, but may be removed when their condition is deemed to be detrimental to the general appearance of the Cemetery. Any container used to place a memorial offering is subject to the approval of the Caretaker.Memorial trees, shrubs, flower beds, structures or improvements may be donated or funded for planting within the grounds if approved by the Regional District Board.

Any violations of the provisions of the Bylaw shall be deemed to have committed an offence and shall be liable to a penalty as outlined in the Offence Act.

FOR FULL INFORMATION PLEASE REFER TO:

CONSOLIDATED BYLAW NO. 2023, 2001