Full Body Burial plots
This is a full body green burial grave. We offer pre-need and at-need sales of a “Right of Interment” – which is the right to be buried (later or now) in a grave in the cemetery. Single or multiple Rights of Interment/graves may be purchased.
You can be buried in a container made of natural materials in the typical supine pose or in the fetal position; you can also be placed directly into the ground, simply shrouded in a handmade cotton quilt or a linen cloth.
Cremation Burial plots and scattering
We offer pre-need and at-need sales of a “Right of Interment” for cremated remains. The Right of Interment is an agreement giving you the right to be buried (later or now) in a grave in the cemetery. Single or multiple Rights of Interment/graves can be purchased.
Cremains can be buried in a container made of natural materials or poured directly into the earth at the base of a tree or a favorite plant. Cremains can also be scattered into the forest from the hillside.
You can choose to have your grave dug by machine or by hand (labour depending). We will arrange this at the time of need.
The stones naturally occurring in the Cemetery grounds are our Memorial Stones. These vary in type and size; you can choose from a variety of them. The stones are sandblasted with a name and life dates.
In a beautiful forest setting at the base of the Cemetery, we offer a large outdoor post and beam shed for friends and family to gather if you choose to. There is ample parking and a washroom.
To book a telephone or in person meeting to discuss our services, please fill out the online form or email us. We are happy to discuss all your questions and wishes.
Natural Burials are usually not less expensive than mainstream interments. Rural graves (where land is more abundant) are usually less expensive than urban graves (where land is scarce). Right of Interments vary in our region from $1200 to $25000. We strive to be fair in our pricing. Please contact us for a current schedule of rates.
The Right of Interment (the right to be buried here) for full body and cremated remains can be purchased at any time during your life or at the time of death. A pre-need purchase ensures your burial choices are made with consideration and care, and that those choices are honoured. Pre-need purchases are less stressful for your grieving friends and family at the time of death because the decisions have already been made by you. The more you can prepare for your own dying and death, the easier it is for those who love and care for you.
Individual Rights of Interment can be purchased, or multiple ones for couples or families. All individuals will receive a Right of Interment Certificate that they can keep with their will or other legal documents.
Funerals & Cremation
Funerals and cremations can be arranged through Salt Spring’s Funeral Director: Christie Doyle of Hayward’s Funeral Home, or through your community’s local Funeral Director.
Photo credit: Stasia Garraway