Cemetery

Unused Lots

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Community Development, Parks & Recreation

Recovery of Unused Prearranged 
Burial Lots

Community Development, Parks & Recreation is in the process of recovering unused prearranged lots in the City of Yorkton Cemetery on King Street, which were purchased prior to 1950. 

In accordance with Section 52 of The Cemeteries Act, 1999, the City of Yorkton may apply to the provincial registrar for a declaration that the interment rights in a lot have been abandoned.  The registrar may declare the interment rights to be abandoned if the registrar is satisfied that:

  • The lot has not been used for interment purposes;
  • The City has not heard from the buyer, or the buyers personal representative, for 20 years;
  • Reasonable efforts to locate the buyer or the buyers personal representative have failed.