Conscious of profound religious significance, the Church has shown keen interest and concern throughout the centuries for the care of the deceased. The event of death is surrounded by deep Catholic faith, tradition and reverence for the burial and the burial places of those who hope to rise in Christ.

Catholic cemeteries, established and cared for by the Church from its beginning, often at considerable sacrifice, are not primarily a matter of economics, or even of public service, but the fulfillment of a religious act.

The Catholic cemetery is not simply a repository for the dead so that we might look backwards, but in a very real sense, pulpits to the truth we live by and altars to eternity where our prayers go forth: for some, that they may be speeded to heaven; to others, that they may intercede for us and direct us along the same paths.

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Cemeteries in the Archdiocese of Vancouver

Gardens of Gethsemani is an extension of the parishes in the Archdiocese of Vancouver; a place for prayer, reflection, hope, and remembrance. As part of the Church family and a community of believers, we exist to prepare the living for the life to come, bury the dead in the Catholic tradition, and comfort the living with compassion and care.

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St. Mary’s Chilliwack Cemetery

8909 Mary Street Chilliwack V2P 4J4
Phone: 604 792 2764
Fax: 604 792 3013

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St. Peter's New West Cemetery

330 Royal Avenue New Westminster V3L 1H8
Phone: 604 522 4611
Fax: 604 522 9142

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