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Construction begins on mausoleum expansion

Construction is starting this week on the expansion of the Mausoleum at Memorial Park Cemetery. City of Prince George photo

Construction is starting this week on the expansion of the Mausoleum at Memorial Park Cemetery. Last year, council approved borrowing $1.4 million for the addition of the approximately 1,200-square=foot building onto the existing facility, including 860 new glass and marble front niches. The popularity of cremation has grown in Prince George in recent years and the facility’s current 500 niches are all occupied.

Some of the expansion’s additional features include:

  • An attached building with a shared entrance way and raised timber-frame ceiling.
  • Large windows offering abundant natural lighting.
  • Enhanced safety features such as improved lighting and security systems.

New burial options will include an outdoor columbaria and an environmentally conscious green burial section with a scattering garden and ossuary.

Construction of this new facility will require periodic disruption of access to the mausoleum. The City of Prince George will provide users with notice prior to these disruptions.

The public is encouraged to subscribe to “facility updates and closures” on the City website to keep informed about the project and possible facility closures or changes of hours at www.princegeorge.ca/subscribe.

Please contact the Cemetery Administration for further information at 250-561-7500 or by emailing cemetery@princegeorge.ca.

Memorial Park Cemetery is situated on 50 hectares of land at the intersection of Highway 16 and Ferry Avenue. Further information and details about the Mausoleum Phase II expansion project can be found on the City website. 

The project is expected to be completed by early next year.

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