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Columbarium Niches

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Columbarium Placement – Cemetery concept drawing

Effective February 1, 2017 niche prices in the Fort Garry RC Cemetery will be as follows:

$2150 per niche located in the two top rows of the columbarium structure and

$2050 per niche located in the two bottom rows.


A Columbarium is the structure located at Fort Garry RC Cemetery. The purpose of the columbarium is to provide a place on church property for the respectful preservation of cremated remains.

A Niche is a designated space in the columbarium.


An Urn is a vessel which holds the cremated remains of one person. Urns must be appropriate for human remains and Christian tradition. Care must be taken to select urns that will fit into the space in a respectful manner.

Inurnment is the placing of the ashes in the urn and/or interment above or below ground of cremated remains contained in urns.

Wait a second… This is about cremation…

Can Catholics be cremated?  When did that change?

In former times, certain pagans cremated their dead to signify that there is no life after death.  Because of the significance behind this act of cremation, Catholics were forbidden to be cremated because we believe in life after death.   However, those pagan rituals are long gone now.  In 1963, changes were made to the Code of Canon Law and to the Rite of Christian Funerals that permitted Catholics to be cremated after the funeral.  In 1998, further changes were made that now permit the cremated remains to be present at the funeral.

For more complete information on the matter of cremation you may wish to consult the following link on the Canadian Catholic Conference of Bishops website which clearly outlines the Catholic position regarding cremation and funerals. CATHOLICS AND CREMATION

Columbarium Niche Policies & Procedures

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Fort Garry RC Cemetery Administration is responsible for regular maintenance of cemetery grounds including: innovation, grass cutting, snow removal, concrete runs and roadways.


Note: If the above policies are not agreeable to the individual who wishes to be cremated and have their remains interred in Fort Garry RC Cemetery, then perhaps we could suggest that you purchase a full plot for in-ground burial.  There are no restrictions on the size, script or additional verses on the monuments of full plot burials.

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