St. Andrews Cemetery
- Since 1885 -
- Cemetery Office
Catholic Pastoral Centre
1222 Reaume St.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
FAX (807) 343-9114
- Cemetery Video
- Message from Bishop Colli
Message from Bishop Colli::
My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: As Catholics we believe in the eternal life promised by Jesus, in the resurrection of the body on the last day, and in the communion of saints. We also believe that caring for the dead is a corporal work of mercy and that it is a holy and wholesome thing to pray for the dead.
A Catholic cemetery is an extension of the parish church, a sacred space, and a visible sign and symbol of our unbroken relationship with the community of saints. As such it exists to serve the people of our faith community providing solace and comfort to the living and a place of rest for our deceased brothers and sisters.
For these reasons, I urge you to continue to support St. Andrew's Cemetery and our Chapel Mausoleum as a place of burial, prayer, and pilgrimage.
Wishing you all the best, I remain,
Sincerely yours in Christ,
+ Fred Colli
Bishop Fred J. Colli, Thunder Bay
- Cemetery Information
A Faith - Oriented Resting Place
Mausoleums are buildings which house crypts and niches.
Our Lady of Charity Mausoleum was designed by Milne Construction Company of Canada and Portland Oregon — world leaders in mausoleum design and construction. The finest materials have been used.
The mausoleum offers a selection of crypt types: single occupancy, side-by-side preferred companions, tandem true companions and couch style. Arrangements can be made to accommodate families who wish to locate several crypts together.
All crypts and niches are inside — protected from the elements — providing a welcoming environment, year round. The atmosphere lends itself to prayer and reflection. You will feel secure while you visit because the locked entrance will be accessible only by a key provided for your family.
Of course, St. Andrew’s Cemetery will continue to provide a variety of burial services within a contemplative environment.
Cremation In Accordance With Catholic Teaching
While the burial or entombment of bodies is more in keeping with the tradition of the Church, cremation is also permitted. The Church requires that cremated remains be treated with respect and buried in consecrated ground or in a mausoleum niche. A priest or a duly appointed pastoral minister should be present for interment.
Our Lady of Charity Mausoleum accommodates cremated remains.
An Enduring Design, Reflecting Northwestern Ontario
Our Lady of Charity Mausoleum is engineered to the highest standards. Each crypt is tightly sealed, properly drained and adequately ventilated.
The mausoleum is constructed above ground. It is centrally located and accessible, featuring a garden setting and portico. St. Andrew’s Chapel, finished with the finest Italian marble, features a small altar and a statue of the risen Christ.
The exterior of the building is clad in tyndal stone and features skylights. Special commemorative services are held biannually.
Pre-Need Planning: Making Practical Choices
Pre-Need Planning is the arrangement of cemetery services prior to need, in advance of death. Many individuals with specific details or practical reasons feel Pre-Need Planning gives them peace of mind and relieves their family of the emotional burden of making cemetery preparations at the time of death.
St. Andrew’s Cemetery is owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Thunder Bay. It has provided burial services since 1885. The Catholic cemetery provides a complete selection of burial and entombment services including:
In Ground Burials
Your concerns and suggestions about our services and maintenance programs are always welcome.
Interment pre-need reservations for crypts and niches can be made at the Diocesan Pastoral Centre.
For More Information / Pre-need Reservations
Please call the Cemetery Office at (807) 343-9313. The St. Andrew’s Cemetery office is conveniently located in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, 1222 Reaume St. (West of the Balmoral Street Police Station). The office is open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.