Mausoleum and Columbarium

MausoleumThe City of Timmins Cemetery Department is proud to announce that the Mausoleum and Columbarium Projects at the Timmins Memorial Cemetery on Pine Street South have been well received by the community.

The mausoleum has/contains 100 mausoleum spaces and the columbarium 72 spaces. The mausoleum and columbarium spaces are priced in the same range or below that of traditional ground burial locations. The columbarium spaces are designed to accommodate two small urns. Both projects have been designed to allow expansion in the future to accommodate further requests.

These projects are a result of requests over the past several years from community members for an above ground alternative to traditional casket or urn burials. Both projects make better use of existing land area and offer granite frontals for engraving memorials. These projects are another example of the initiatives taken by the City over the last few years to improve services at the Timmins Memorial Cemetery including records digitization, row numbering, monument restoration efforts and ground levelling work.

Columbarium
A structure or arrangement of niches, either inside or outside with solid (granite or marble) or glass fronts, for an inurnment of cremated remains. Niches are designed to accommodate two cremation urns.

Niche
A shelf-like space in a columbarium structure used for the inurnment of cremated remains. Urns are placed in these niches as a final resting place for cremated remains. Niches come in different sizes and front materials. Urns should be sized to fit inside the typical niche.

Mausoleum
A permanent above ground resting place. A chamber or structure used for entombment. A building designed to permanently house a large number of caskets. Each casket is placed in its own sealed crypt.

Crypt
A dry, vented, above-ground full-body space made of concrete in a mausoleum, either interior (chapel or corridor) or exterior (mall, court or patio), used for the entombment of human remains.

Residents interesting in obtaining more information on the mausoleum or columbarium may contact the Cemetery Manager at (705) 360-2615 or email cemetery@timmins.ca.