Cemetery Stewards

Cemetery Stewards Committee 2024

  • Gemma Colin
  • Gloria Herbert
  • Tina Wai
  • Iain Palmer
  • Larry Smith
  • Kathleen O’Brien
  • Barb Inglis

Memorial Plaques

The Cemetery Stewards are also pleased to announce that the Hornby Island Cemetery now has a space on the Portal for memorial plaques in remembrance of people who lived on Hornby but are not buried here. The plaques can be ordered through “Engrave It”, 4915 Island Hwy, N. Courtenay, (250) 338-6322.
The cost for a high quality bronze plaque 3″ x 5″, including engraving is approximately $200. There is a charge of $40 to have it installed on the Portal.
Please email Gemma Colin at gemmacolin1@gmail.com or Tina Wai at tina.waynewai@gmail.com if you are interested in doing this.

Plastic Free

Please remember to keep the Cemetery plastic free in consideration of the natural environment, and the birds and deer that can ingest bits of plastic that have deteriorated. Families are responsible for caring for and tending their plots. 

Cemetery Brochure

See what you need to know if you want to utilize the services of the Hornby Island Cemetery.
Cemetery Brochure revised June 2023

Costs as of January 2023

Cost of plot for full body burial is $600.

Cost of plot for cremated ashes is $200.

Cheques may be made payable to HIRRA , (Hornby Island Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association), with “For Cemetery” on the memo line and given to a Cemetery Steward.

Local Backhoe Services for Grave Digging:

Ryan Bowland: 236 255 3017

Shannon Cupper: 250 335 0507
Rick Graham:  250 335 0954

Helpful Links:

Funeral Service Providers:

Memorial Society of Vancouver Island
1 888 816-5902

Vancouver Island Memorial society

Toneff Funeral Services, Courtenay , B.C.
250 338-4463 or toll-free: 1 877 938-4463

Piercy’s Funeral Home, Courtenay, B.C.
250 334-4464

Grave Markers:

For brass or aluminum grave markers or plaques which can be embedded in or glued to concrete:
Engrave It
Address: 4915 Island Highway N, Courtenay BC V9N 5Y9,
Phone: +1 250 338 6322   For stone markers:

VI Monuments (Qualicum Beach)
Phone: (778) 269-0270
Mortimer’s Monumental Works (Victoria)
Phone: 250-383-6421 or Toll Free: 1-800-788-0188

After a Death

BC Government site with Death and Bereavement links:

Local B.C. Access Centre, Courtenay:

Vital Statistics:

B.C. Service Canada Bereavement Checklist:

Government Assistance for Funeral Costs:

Application for CPP Death Benefit:

B.C. Government Assistance for Funerals:
A supplement may be provided to pay necessary funeral costs of any person who dies in BC if the estate of the deceased person or any responsible person has no immediate resources to meet these costs.