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Vancouver's Mountain View Cemetery has opened up some spaces

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Vancouver's Mountain View Cemetery has opened up some spaces

http://vancouver.ca/your-government/mou ... etery.aspx

Vancouver's only cemetery is located west of Fraser St, between 31st Ave and 43rd Ave. Owned and operated by the City of Vancouver since 1886, Mountain View is made up of 106 acres of land with approximately 92,000 grave sites and 145,000 interred remains...

...Now for the first time in a quarter century, you can buy a burial plot among Mountain View Cemetery's beautiful vistas.

The available plots were purchased prior to 1940, but have never been used or claimed by the buyers or their families.



Link to prices: http://vancouver.ca/your-government/arr ... rment.aspx

eg. In-ground casket burial space
Type of interment space:
Burial lot (flat/flush marker area) $23,000.00
Burial lot (upright monument area) $25,000.00


Note: u can't flip your cemetery space for a profit.

OMG, these casket burial space prices are ridiculous!!!!!!
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Feb 28, 2004
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Becks wrote:
Note: u can't flip your cemetery space for a profit.
Lol
Im not familiar with this kind of stuff, is this freehold? I mean, it's yours forever?

It's Vancouver, any piece of land is expansive
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^ Well, the freed up spaces are from people who never used them. So, I'm guessing it's not yours forever if u don't use them.

I wonder what the prices are nowadays at Forest Lawn in Burnaby for a comparable plot. It was at least half of these prices a decade ago (which was still pretty expensive).
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Save a bunch of money and get yourself cremated. Buying the plot of land is just part of the money involved. Headstones and coffins aren't cheap.
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rabbit wrote: Save a bunch of money and get yourself cremated. Buying the plot of land is just part of the money involved. Headstones and coffins aren't cheap.
+1.
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Someone can poison u and get away with it if your body quickly goes to cremation.
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rabbit wrote: Save a bunch of money and get yourself cremated. Buying the plot of land is just part of the money involved. Headstones and coffins aren't cheap.
How much does cremation cost?
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"For example a low cost cremation can be obtained in some areas of Quebec for as little $587, in Vancouver for $995 and in Toronto for $1,400, whereas in New Brunswick a simple cremation can cost almost $3,000."
-- http://www.canadianfunerals.com/funeral ... anada.html

So the price of just cremating the body is most likely less than the price of a coffin.
http://www.costco.ca/caskets.html
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rabbit wrote: "For example a low cost cremation can be obtained in some areas of Quebec for as little $587, in Vancouver for $995 and in Toronto for $1,400, whereas in New Brunswick a simple cremation can cost almost $3,000."
-- http://www.canadianfunerals.com/funeral ... anada.html

So the price of just cremating the body is most likely less than the price of a coffin.
http://www.costco.ca/caskets.html
LOL costco sells casket?
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I know, funny, right? I'm pretty sure I first heard of it at RFD. Apparently, the WalMarts in the US do, as well. The whole burial thing is a gold mine.

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