Applications for new Markers and for altering an Existing
Interment Rights Holders or their legal representatives requesting to have a new marker installed or altered at Cataraqui Cemetery through a third party supplier (other than Cataraqui Cemetery) are required complete, with their marker supplier, an application. Completed applications are to be submitted to the cemetery for consideration of approval.
In accordance with the by-laws of the Cataraqui Cemetery, all markers, as well as their foundations, settings, and installation, are required to be compliant with the Cemetery's standards for quality, material, construction, design, appropriateness, size, and location.
A reputable marker supplier should be disclosing to you the monument's dimensions, colour, material, geographical region(s) of material origin and provide you and the Cemetery with a final diagram of the marker that includes the inscription as it will be shown on the finished marker. The application provides the Cemetery with the information t needed to ensure that your proposed marker/monument meets the Cemetery's regulations and high standards for quality. We rely on the accuracy of the provided information to confirm your foundation needs, the marker appropriateness, and the applicable installation fees.
Ideally, the marker supplier would not begin crafting a marker marker until such time that the Cemetery approves the application
Cataraqui Cemetery is responsible for the installation of all foundations for markers and the setting of all in-ground markers. After all, it is the Cemetery that maintains the foundation or marker setting for perpetuity. You, your family, and Cataraqui Cemetery have a shared interest in making sure it is done right!
Should you have any concerns or questions about a foundation, setting, installation, or alteration of a marker, please seek your answer directly from the Cemetery. There is no one better than the staff of Cataraqui Cemetery to provide you with the straight and proper answers to your questions; to ensure that your marker is appropriate and that the true installation costs are fully disclosed.
In accordance with Ontario's Funeral Burial, and Cremation Services Act, (2002), marker suppliers/dealers or retailers may not offer, promote, sell, or collect the care & maintenance fees as well as the foundation or setting fees on behalf of a cemetery. As required by provincial regulations Cataraqui Cemetery clients must enter into a contract directly with a provincially licensed representative of the Cemetery for these licensed services. This provincial regulation ensures that you receive full disclosure about the fees, a proper contract for services, a proper receipt is issued and that marker restrictions or other important interment rights information is disclosed.