Riverside Cemetery, in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Legion Sir Sam Hughes Branch and several other local service clubs will host a Decoration Day & Community BBQ.  Historically this was held the 2nd Sunday in June, however this will be the 4th sunday in June this year. Bring a lawn chair and join us to honour your loved ones and those who have paid the ultimate sacrafice in service of King and Country. We will be located in our Memorial Park in the center of the Cemetery Grounds. All are welcome.

Decoration Day is Sunday June 28, 2020.

Due to Covid-19, Decoration day will not be attended by staff and a service of remembrance will not be conductd.

Please feel free to come in if you wish to self celebrate:  PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING!  Gates will be open from 9am to dusk.

Thank you,

Timothy Godfrey

General Manager of the Lindsay Cemetery Corporation

Ontario's Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002, - effective July 1, 2012

The Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 regulates funerals, burials, cremations and related services in the province of Ontario.  This act came into effect on July 1, 2012.  One of the biggest changes for us here at Riverside Cemetery came in the area of contracts.

First of all, Funeral Homes can no longer act on behalf of the cemetery to collect fees for cemetery services UNLESS there is a specific written agreement authorizing them to do so.

Secondly, full contracts are required for every sale of licensed cemetery services in excess of $250.00, and said contracts must be accompanied by an offer to provide copy (paper or electronic) of the Consumer's Guide to Funerals, Burials and Cremation Services; a copy of Cemetery Bylaws; and a copy of the Cemetery Price List.  Please see our ABOUT page.

For more information please visit the Ministry of Consumer Services at and the Board of Funeral Services at

Download a copy of the Consumers Information Guide here