Whether you're planning ahead or coping with a loss, the Town of Blind River offers cemetery services to help preserve and honour the memories of your loved ones.

The Hillside Cemetery, located on Granary Lake Road, has land plots and columbaria niche space available for purchase from the Town. Monuments and flat markers must be purchased and installed by a licensed monument dealer.

Arrange for a loved one's burial needs

To arrange for a cemetery plot for a loved one, please contact us at 705-356-2251 ext. 210. Please note we do not hold burial ceremonies on Sundays or statutory holidays.

Cemetery and burial service fees

View our Municipal User Fees By-law for information on cemetery and burial service fees.

Problem with your plot?

File a request to have a plot repaired using the following link:


Pre-planning end of life decisions

When a loved one dies, there are many decisions that need to be made within the first few hours. Pre-planning these decisions allows your family to focus on loved ones while they work through their grief.

Pre-paying for your arrangements removes the stress of unexpected funeral costs, while ensuring your choices are carried out the way you wish. Arrangement costs are locked in at today's pricing no matter how many years in advance they are purchased. 

Please contact us at 705-356-2251 ext. 210 to discuss your options. Our dedicated employees are here to help and would be pleased to assist you.

Learn about your interment rights once you have purchased a burial plot or niche. Find resources and learn what to do when someone dies.

Ontario death certificates

Learn how to get a copy of an Ontario death certificate online.

Cemetery policies

Please review our policies that help us maintain lots, monuments and niches in Hillside Cemetery:

  • Homemade flower boxes, beds, trees, shrubs, or ornaments such as cards, balloons or pictures are not permitted. These items can interfere with the care and maintenance of the cemetery grounds
  • Only one flower arrangement, attached to a monument or hanging on a hook close to a marker, and one solar light are allowed on any one grave side at one time
  • Christmas and other seasonal items are removed from graves without notice
  • Permitted items will be removed without notice when they become discoloured, faded or interfere with maintenance

Visiting a loved one's plot? Notice anything that needs repair? Submit a plot repair request form to the Municipal office so we are aware of the issue and can start the repair process. Click the following link if you would like to fill out and submit the form online


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