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Prescott Cemetery Board of Management

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The Prescott Cemetery Board of Management was established by the Council of the Town of Prescott to manage the Prescott Cemetery on behalf of the churches of Prescott and to operate the Prescott Cemetery in accordance with the rules and regulations of the 2012 By-Laws, which may be amended, revised or superseded from time to time in accordance with the provisions of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act and applicable regulations as approved by the Ministry of Consumer and Business Services.

The Prescott Cemetery Board of Management is composed of four members, who are appointed by the Council of the Town of Prescott.

2019 Board:

Fraser Laschinger, Chair
Councillor Leanne Burton
Don Barton
Peter Morrow

The Prescott Cemetery Board of Management meets twice annually and holds an annual general meeting early in the year at which the annual report is adopted and prices are established for the year. 



February 28, 2018 -  Agenda

February 28, 2018 - Minutes

April 12, 2018 - Agenda

April 12, 2018 - Minutes

Sandy Hill Cemetery 

The Cemetery is one of the oldest operating cemeteries in Ontario. The earliest recorded burial in the cemetery is of Captain Simeon Coville, the father of Edward Jessup III's mother, Susannah Jessup. The names on the monuments tell the history of many of the founding families of Prescott and the generations that followed, who were drawn from successive waves of immigrants that flooded into Canada during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

By 2010, the churches were no longer able to maintain the cemetery because of the rising costs and the running of it was turned over to the town. Since then the town has appointed volunteer trustees to manage the day-to-day operations of the cemetery. It is open for use by all denominations although the Catholics have had their own cemetery, St. Mark Cemetery, for many years. Prescott Cemetery operates from mid-April until December or the first major snowfall. The well-kept appearance and condition of the cemetery reflects the pride the community takes in its part and the people who have made Prescott what it is today.

Prescott Cemetery's Price List
Prescott Cemetery By-laws