The mausoleum expansion project at Memorial Park Cemetery is now complete and open to the public, which is a very positive development for the more than 100 residents on the wait list to inter the cremated remains of their loved ones in Prince George. Also good news: according to a report on the agenda for Monday’s meeting of city council, the project was completed on schedule and under budget.
Last year, council approved the addition of the approximately 1200-square-foot building onto the existing facility, including 900 new glass and marble front niches due to the increasing popularity of cremation in Prince George in recent years. The original facility’s 500 niches have been at capacity since 2014.
According to the staff report, the project budget was $1.4 million while the final project expenditure totals $1.3 million, which includes all remaining work such a landscaping, irrigation, and the installation of increased security features. These final additions are scheduled to be completed by the summer.
Niche sales officially started on Monday, March 15. Interested residents are asked to contact the Cemetery Administration for further information at 250-561-7500 or by emailing email@example.com.
The expansion’s additional features include:
- Vaulted timber-frame ceiling.
- Large windows offering abundant natural lighting.
- Enhanced safety features such as improved lighting and security systems.
The cemetery also now has new burial options including an environmentally conscious green burial section with a scattering garden and ossuary.
Memorial Park Cemetery is situated on 50 hectares of land at the intersection of Highway 16 and Ferry Avenue.