When a grave needs to be purchased at the time of death, the cemetery collects the cost of the grave and the opening fees from the family prior to the graveside service. Otherwise, the funeral home pays the opening at the graveside service, and is added to the bill for the funeral. Some funeral directors may ask the executor for a cheque from the estate, payable to the cemetery, to be given to the cemetery at the graveside service.
The Lakefield Cemetery has established a Pre-need Trust Fund so that Cremation Fees and Opening Fees may be prepaid in advance of need at the current rate. This provides peace of mind knowing these necessary expenses are covered and are not subject to increase.
Payments Over Time
Cemetery lots, cremation and interment fees may be purchased over time without interest, before they are needed. The total amount is divided into equal monthly payments that are paid with authorized payments in a time frame that suits your budget. These payments may be in the form of post-dated cheques, credit card, or Interac E-transfer.
Accepted Forms of Payment
The following forms of payment are accepted at the Lakefield Cemetery Office:
- Personal Cheques
- Bank Drafts
- Money Orders
For your own security, it is not recommended to send cash through the mail, or to send credit card information using email. The Lakefield Cemetery will accept payments for flowers or wreaths over the phone when paying by VISA or MASTERCARD.
Payments may also be mailed to:
Lakefield Cemetery & Crematorium Inc.
1262 Buckhorn Road
Lakefield, Ontario K0L 2H0