Gathering restrictions, Effective June 11, 2021

Woodland Cemetery, Mausoleum and Crematorium is a Licensee of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario and as such will enforce gathering sizes as dictated by the Registrar of the BAO, the Government of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen and the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

The following restrictions will be strictly enforced on the cemetery grounds. Violation of these restrictions will result in cancellation of the gathering, and you will be asked to leave the property.

Outdoor funeral services will be limited to a maximum of 50 attendees. Funeral and cemetery staff do not count in the maximum of 50 people but staffing ratios will apply.

  • Funeral and cemetery staff will coordinate to maintain a staff ratio of: One staff member for every 10 attendees to a maximum requirement of four staff members for 50 attendees.
  • Funeral homes will provide attendee tracking information to the cemetery.
  • No drive by services, participating in services by parking and remaining in vehicles or cycling of attendees on the cemetery grounds.
  • Masks or face coverings continue to be required at all gatherings.
  • Two metres (six feet) of physical distancing, except for members of the same household who live together.
  • If no clergy and/or funeral home staff and/or cemetery staff are present at the gathering the service will be deemed an outdoor social gathering or organized public event which is limited to 10 attendees as required by the Ontario Government’s Roadmap to Reopen Ontario.
  • Woodland Cemetery, Mausoleum and Crematorium will not provide a tent for any gathering as per cemetery Covid-19 protocol.

 

Our story begins in 1879 on the banks of the Thames River in London, Ontario when a vestry committee founded Woodland Cemetery as a new burial ground to replace St. Paul’s Grove Cemetery. Originally a 56-acre property, Woodland has grown to just under 100 acres of beautiful and tranquil landscape, which currently accommodates over 50,000 burials.

Please feel free to browse our pages to learn more about the Direct Cremation Services Woodland Cemetery now offers.  If you are thinking about  Pre-planning your Final Arrangements (cemetery & funeral needs) we can help you.  We also offer information on grief support.   If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at any time; we are available by phone or e-mail, or you may drop by the office in person.  We are always here to help.

We understand that it is not always possible to attend a service in person, so we encourage you to use our beautifully designed interactive online tributes to pay your respects. Leave a condolence, share a memory, post a photo, light a candle and more!

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Woodland Cemetery, Mausoleum and Crematorium operates under the following licences:

CR-02326                    Crematorium Operator

TS-1219                      Transfer Service Operator - Class 1

CM-02326                    Cemetery Operator 

If you require any additional information about the licenses, please visit the Bereavement Authority of Ontario website.