2020 Mausoleum Expansion
The Memorial Park Cemetery mausoleum will undergo expansion in 2020 to meet current and future demands. The project will add approximately 111 square metres (1,200 square feet) of additional space to the mausoleum and include 860 new glass and marble niches.
Construction is scheduled to start in July with completion anticipated by the end of this year. Some of the expansion's additional features include:
- An attached building with a shared entranceway with raised timber-frame ceilings.
- Large windows offering ample natural lighting.
- Enhanced safety features such as improved lighting and security systems.
- Room for a potential outdoor columbarium.
New Green Burials and Private Columbaria
Green burials and private columbaria arrangements are now allowed in City cemeteries.
Green burials are an environmentally sensitive practise where the body is returned to the earth to decompose naturally and contribute to new life.
Private Columbaria are free-standing individual columbarium holding two, four or eight cremated remains.
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Memorial Park Cemetery
Memorial Park Cemetery is situated on 50 hectares of land at the intersection of Highway 16 and Ferry Avenue. Current interment options include traditional burials for both full-casket and cremated remains. The City operates a mausoleum where the options of crypt for casket interment or a niche for cremains are available. Future burial options will include outdoor columbaria and an environmentally-conscious green burial section with scattering garden.
Cemetery gates are open seven days a week and open to vehicular access from 8:00am to 8:00pm.
The Cemetery Administration office is located within the cemetery grounds at 3300 Memorial Park Lane. Office hours are from 8:00am to 12:00pm and from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. Closed weekends and statutory holidays.
Lheidli T'enneh Cemetery
Located in the middle of Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park is a traditional burial ground of the Lheidli T'enneh. The site is a tranquil spot overlooking the Fraser River.
Visitors should note that this is an active cemetery for the Lheidli T'enneh.
Memorialize a Loved One
Plant a tree or install a bench in memory of a loved one. The City provides these options in the Cemetery and in various parks around Prince George.
The Cemetery maintains a database with information about family genealogy and historical hereditary disease. There is limited information on persons interred before 2006, but updating information on a deceased family member helps the City keep the database accurate and current.
The database is not available online. Contact Cemetery Administration to make a written request.
Memorial Park Cemetery
3300 Memorial Park Lane
Prince George, BC V2N0B5
Corless Funeral Ledgers 1916-1931
Richard (Dick) Corless came to Prince George in 1913 and operated a funeral home business downtown. All of the funerals performed there - including those from the 1918 influenza pandemic - were recorded in a ledger. In 1931, he transferred the business to Assman's Funeral Home. The ledger remained with a family member, who donated it to the BC Archives.
It was subsequently transferred to the Northern BC Archives at UNBC. The UNBC Archives created digital photographs of each pages, and provided them to the Prince George Genealogical Society, whose members transcribed them in 2008. The records include information about each funeral, the date and place of death and burial, the cause of death, birthday and/or age of the person, as well as the nationality of foreign-born persons.
The City of Prince George is grateful to the Prince George Genealogical Society for their efforts in giving residents access to this valuable historic information.
- Royal Canadian Legion Branch #43
- Assman's Dignity Memorial
- Grace Memorial Funeral Chapel
- First Memorial Lakewood Funeral Home
- Northern Monumental
- Prince George Funeral Service