Resting in peace in Mackenzie
The Mackenzie Cemetery is a place where you can feel confident your loved one will find peace and serenity. The quiet setting is perfect for friends and family to gather, honour their memories, and celebrate a life well lived.
Plot information, fees, and bylaw regulations are available from Corporate Services during the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (except statutory holidays) at 250-997-3221.
Full details regarding monuments and markers may be found in our Cemetery Bylaw.
Visiting the Cemetery
The Mackenzie Cemetery is open to the public seven days a week from sunrise to sunset, except during winter months. Visitors must have special permission of the Caretaker to be in the Mackenzie Cemetery outside these times.
Cemetery Care Fund
A portion of the price paid for interment services is contributed to an endowment or a perpetual care fund. Income from the endowment care fund is used to provide regular care and maintenance at the cemetery such as:
- Cutting grass
- Re-grading of graves
- Planting and caring for trees
- Maintaining water supply systems, roads, drainage, etc.
Endowment or perpetual care funds in B.C. are protected by law and are very conservatively managed. The minimum amount contributed to the endowment care fund and how this income is spent is outlined and protected by Provincial cemetery legislation.