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Cemetery

The City of Merritt operates Pine Ridge Cemetery located at 1675 Juniper Drive, offering traditional in ground burial for both casket and cremated remains.  We offer services for when a death occurs and accommodate those planning a placement for the future.

Pursuant to City of Merritt Cemetery Bylaw No. 2087, 2009 Section L General:
  1. No above ground memorabilia will be permitted after the grave site has been prepared for turf.
  2. Flowers may be placed on graves but may be removed by the “Caretaker” when their condition is deemed by him/her to be detrimental to the beauty of the cemetery. Any non-conforming offerings, wreaths, flowers, fencing, curbs or other devices may be removed by City personnel.
  3. The City shall not be responsible for the loss or theft of any offerings.

Frequently asked questions, and guidelines

  1. No above ground memorabilia will be permitted after the grave site has been prepared for turf.
  2. Flowers Amending Bylaw No. 2112, 2011 may be placed on graves but may be removed by the “Caretaker” when their condition is considered by him to be detrimental to the beauty of the cemetery. Any non-conforming offerings, wreaths, flowers, fencing, curbs or other devices may be removed by City personnel.
  3. The City shall not be responsible for the loss or theft of any offerings.
  4. No person shall plant, remove, cut down or destroy, any trees, shrubs, plants, flowers, bulbs or rocks in the cemetery other than an employee of the City authorized to do so. 1. No above ground memorabilia will be permitted after the grave site has been prepared for turf.
  5. Memorial tablets shall not exceed the following sizes:
    1. 8”x12” for installation on small grave reserved for the reception of cremated remains or infant burial.
    2. 12”x20” for installation on child size graves.
    3. 12”x20” (single size memorial) for installation on an adult size grave.
    4. 18”x30” (double size memorial) for installation on an adult size grave, or for installation to embrace two (2) adjacent adult size graves.
    5. 12”x20” (double size memorial) for installation to embrace two (2) adjacent cremation graves.
    6. Support bases shall not protrude more than 3” on any side.
  6. If a grave is required to be prepared, a minimum of the accumulation of twelve (12) regular working hour’s notice shall be given to the City prior to the time set for the burial. Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory or Declared Holidays shall not be classified as regular working hours.

Click Here for the Cemetery Fee Schedule

Contact: 

Kim Woodland

Accounting Clerk
Main: (250) 378-4224 ext 202
Direct: (250) 378-8617