Cemeteries

The City of Fort St. John currently maintains two cemeteries: The Fort St. John Cemetery, located on 100th Avenue (est. 1931) and the Woodlawn Cemetery just north of the City (est.1978). Both cemeteries feature columbariums, and reservations are available. Plots are only available in the Woodlawn cemetery.

The cemeteries are open to the public from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week. Interment is permitted between the hours of 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday. An additional fee will be charged for burial after 4pm or on a Saturday, Sunday, or statutory holiday.

Burial Arrangements

Burial arrangements may be made with a funeral home or with the City. You must obtain all the appropriate permits and pay all fees before interment may take place. To apply for a permit, you must supply the name, age, date of death, a certificate of registration of death (indicating whether the death was caused by a communicable disease), and the time and date of the funeral.

Cemetery plot purchases and reservations may be made by contacting Cemetery Administration at 250-787-8152 or by email.

Ornamentation

Non-permanent ornamentation placed on a cemetery plot must be removed before October 1, 2019. These items include artificial flowers, solar lights, toys, or ornaments. Unremoved items will be tagged and moved to outdoor shelving at the Woodlawn Cemetery for pick up at your convenience.