Riverside Cemetery is active and located on 125 Hymers Fair Drive. 

Entrance of Riverside Cemetery

A Guide to Death Care in Ontario

The BAO’s Consumer Information Guide: A Guide to Death Care in Ontario is a free consumer-protection information booklet. The guide is written for families and the public to know their rights and responsibilities before entering into contracts with organizations that are licensed under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002. All licensees of the BAO are required to provide consumers with a copy of this guide.

The BAO urges all consumers to access A Guide to Death Care in Ontario ahead of time and encourages them to read through the guide, plan ahead and ask a lot of questions prior to entering into a contract with a provider.

If you have questions related to the information contained within A Guide to Death Care in Ontario, please feel free to contact the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, or a licensed service provider.

Free copies of A Guide to Death Care in Ontario are available at licensed establishments of the BAO: cemeteries; crematoriums; hydrolysis facilities; funeral establishments; and transfer services in Ontario. Click here to read and download it.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What are the visiting hours of Riverside Cemetery?
Visitors are welcome at the Cemetery during the open hours, from 8:00am until sundown every day, including Statutory Holidays.
Can you drive into Riverside Cemetery?
Yes, it is vehicle accessible. Please be careful of the grave sites when pulling into the Cemetery. Vehicles within the Cemetery shall be driven at a rate of speed of not more than 10km/hr. No recreational vehicles, all terrain vehicles or snowmobiles are allowed in the Cemetery at any time. 
Who maintains the Riverside Cemetery?
The Roads Department for the Township of Gillies maintains the Riverside Cemetery all year round.
I am interested in doing research on my families history. Who do I reach out to?
You can call the Township Office to see if we have any information on your families history. If the Township does not have the requested information, you can also check out the Find a Grave website for Riverside and Pinegrove Cemetery
Can artificial flowers be placed on grave sites?

Artificial flowers are permitted at the Cemetery, provided they are properly maintained by the Interment Rights Holder and are not otherwise detrimental to the general maintenance of the Cemetery.

The Township reserves the right to remove all flowers, potted plants, wreaths and baskets of flowers when they become withered or unsightly, or for any other reason such removals are in the best interest of the Cemetery

Rates for Plots and Burials 

 Type of Plots
Single Plot:

Dimensions - 4' x 10'

Price - $625.00

 

Double Plot:

Dimensions - 8' x10'

Price - $1,250.00

 

Quad Plot:

Dimensions - 8' x 16' 

Price - $2,500.00

 Pricing for Opening and Closing of a Grave
Summer Interments in Regular Hours:

Single grave for interment of cremated remains - $350.00

Single grave for full-body interment - $500.00

 

Winter Interments in Regular Hours:

Single grave for full-body interment - $600.00

 

After Hours & Holiday Summer Interments:

Single grave for interment of cremated remains - $400.00

Single grave for full-body interment - $550.00

 

After Hours & Holiday Winter Interments:

Single grave for full-body interment - $690.00

 

Please note Gillies Township does not perform interments of cremated remains in the winter months. 

 

Transfer of Interment Rights - $25.00

 

Please contact us if you wish to see the Riverside Cemetery By-law.