2011-05-11 “Columbariums”



Good news!  For those who have expressed an interest in the columbariums that were proposed for the Chatham-Kent Cemeteries, they have arrived.    After a visit from Joyce Roe who delivered the good news, I went out myself to have a look and I do agree with Joyce that it is beautiful.  For anyone who isn’t sure what a columbarium is…it is a free standing structure that has a number of compartments called niches to store containers holding cremated remains.   The columbarium site in Blenheim is in the older section of the cemetery where there was a driveway at one time that allowed access to the cemetery from Harwich Road.  The site in Greenwood Cemetery is at the northwest part of the property.  The target date for completion of the columbariums was November, 2010 but there were some unforeseen delays.  We currently have a list of people who are waiting to purchase niches and although a cost has not been attached to the niches yet, it is foreseeable that the first columbarium may be sold within a reasonable amount of time.  If you are interested in having your name placed on the list, give us a call and we will let you know further information as soon as we know it.