Green burials

Green burials help lower the environmental impact of interment. Find locations, pricing and other options at Parkview Cemetery.


On this page

  1. About green burials at Parkview
  2. Green burial lots
  3. Location and visitation
  4. Memorial engravings
  5. Pricing
  6. Contact us

About green burials at Parkview

Download a map of Parkview Cemetery (PDF) to find the location of the green burial section.

Green burials are a natural means of caring for the deceased with lower environmental impact.

Criteria for a green burial include:

  1. No embalming - human remains must be prepared without polymer implants or other non-natural elements.
  2. Direct earth burial - shrouded remains can be placed into a casket or alternative container so long as it is composed of biodegradable materials.
  3. Grave liners or protective vaults are not permitted.

Once a burial has been completed each grave is replenished with the same soils that were removed. A new cover of native wildflower seed mix is then spread over the burial site.

No formal maintenance is performed in the green burial section other than periodic removal of invasive plant species.


Green burial lots

Green burial lots can accommodate 1 traditional burial and/or up to 4 cremations.


Location and visitation

Parkview's green burial section is located in a native wildflower meadow. Download a map of Parkview Cemetery to view the location.

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Memorial engravings

To reduce environmental impacts in the green burial area, no individual memorials are permitted. A communal stone memorial is available for engraving.


Pricing

Common costs for green burials include:

  • the burial lot
  • interment fees
  • memorial stone inscription

Download the full price list or contact our staff below to review your options.

Download price list (PDF)


Contact us

Call 519-725-9280 during business hours or email parkview@waterloo.ca.

We are in the office:

  • Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Our office is located at Parkview Cemetery at 335 University Avenue East.