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Glen Park Cemetery AGM Held –
Maintenance Fees Are Now Due!

Glen park Cemetery Maint 2016-2 The Cemetery Clean-up was held on Saturday May 19, 2018 at 10:30 AM.

Afterwards, the Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck Lunch was held at the Glen Park Hall.

Donation Reminder
The Society depends on Annual Donations made by the families whose loved ones have been interred here since the Cemetery was opened in 1933.

A donation to the Society will not only keep the grounds maintained, it will secure the future of this historic resource for research purposes and archival information. Please give generously!

Donations can be mailed to:
Glen Park Cemetery Maintenance Society
PO Box 664
Thorsby, Alberta
T0C 2P0

2019 Glen Park Cemetery AGM and Clean-up

The Annual Cemetery Clean-up and AGM – date to be determined

Cremation Burials

Glen Park Cremation Burials  must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. The ashes of not more than four persons may be buried in a single plot where the plot is designated for the burial of ashes.
  2. The ashes of not more than three persons may be buried  in a plot designated and first occupied by the burial of human remains.
  3. Cremation burials between plots are not allowed; all burials must be in a plot.

Scattering of ashes is NOT permitted at Glen Park Cemetery, but if you wish to Scatter  cremated remains in other locations, these are the Alberta Guidelines:

There are no legal requirements to bury cremated remains following cremation, but there may be some restrictions on where cremated remains can be scattered. Scattering of remains is usually permitted on Crown and publicly owned lands. Permission must be obtained ahead of time in all cases.

In National Parks (e.g. Banff, Jasper), scattering cremated remains in water is prohibited, but remains can be “cast to the wind”.

In Provincial Parks, forests and wilderness areas (e.g. Kananaskis), scattering is allowed anywhere, but permission is required to scatter remains over lakes and rivers.

Some Municipalities allow the scattering of cremated remains in parks and golf courses, although there may be time and location restrictions.

Alternative Ways to Distribute Ashes

After cremation, all that usually remains of the body is 2 to 3 kilograms of bone fragments, course sandy material, and ash. These materials are pure and represent no health risk. You could:

– Keep them in an a beautiful urn – the choices are almost unlimited.
– Mix them with clay or concrete and make something – possibly a paving stone.
– Have them turned into a diamond.

Burials – Glen Park Cemetery

Burials in the Glen Park Cemetery

This link takes you to details on the burials listed below: Find A Grave

Alenius: Alma; Carl
Alton: Baby; Leona
Beck: Andrew; Betty Olive
Carlson: Christina; Eric August; Franz
Dahl: Albert; Anna; Arthur; Ferdinand; Harold (Bert); John Olaf; Judith; Julius; Tillie
Dalbeck: John
Elgert: Ewalt
Forsberg: Ben; Bertle; Clara; Clifford; Ethel; Viola
Helgren: Baby; Edith; Fritz; Wallace R;
Hoyem: Alf; Helga; Ivar; Ivar Sr; Rebekka
Johnson: Alberta Allan; Dora; Hubert; Laura
Jonson: Abner; Adelia; Annie; Carl A;. Clara; Gus S; Lenus; Leo Robert; Maria; Oscar; Rose; Rudolph; Russel
Lamont (Lindgren): Edna
Larson: Bernice; John; Harvey; Nannie; Ole
Leighton: James
Lindgren: Carl; Clara; Edna; Gilbert; Herbert; June; Von
Lochman: Gus
Maryka: Leon
Melin: Ralph
Modin: George
Myren: Miranda
Nystrom: Carl; Carl Jr; Maye C; Paul, Syster
Oberg (Nystrom): Selma
Oslund: Edith; Humpus; Manfred
Osterberg: Eric; Katrina
Ostopchuk: John
O’Sullivan: Susan
Perzel: George
Ripper: Arther; Tom
Rye: Emily
Samuelson: Seth
Schnettler: Irene
Shymansky: Steve
Sims: Misper
Tuckwood: Jean
Umberger: Harlo
Westermark: Livia; Nora; Maurits
Wickstrom: Alf, Anna; Edsel; Gust; Hulda; Ingvar; Oscar; Roy (Zapper); Sam, Sigismund
Wurban: Betty Marie; Wurban

In Memory of those who are buried in the Glen Park Area in unmarked graves:

Dahl: Harold & Wilma; Sandra Elaine
Gocal: Baby Boy
Johnson: Baby girls – triplets
Jonson: Christina Bjur; Gustaf and Maria’s Baby Boy
Lindgren: Albin; Faith
Matson: Name Unknown
Monaghan: Terrence
Nystrom: Alex; Edna and Alexa
Olson: John
Umberger: Blanche; Harry
Unknown: Two graves

 

Glen Park Cemetery Location and Society

Location

The Glen Park Cemetery (also called the Buford Cemetery) is in Leduc County, in the Province of Alberta, in Canada. It is owned by Leduc County. (Alberta Land Titles Cemetery ID: FCA649)

The Cemetery is located on Range Road 280, 1/2 mile north of Township Road 484.
(NW: Section: 30, Township: 48, Range: 27, Meridian: W4)

The nearest Town is Thorsby, which is about 7.5 miles away. The driving distance to Calmar is about 12.5 miles.

Glen Park Cemetery Maintenance Society

The Glen Park Cemetery is maintained by a volunteer organization – the Glen Park Cemetery Maintenance Society.

The Society depends on the financial generosity of the families whose loved ones have been interred here since the Cemetery was opened in 1933.

Donations can be mailed to:

Glen Park Cemetery Maintenance Society
PO Box 664
Thorsby, Alberta
T0C 2P0

Board of Directors 2018:
President: Norman Elgert
Vice President: Lee Westermark
Secretary Treasurer: Vera Fedor
Director: Ron Jonson
Director: Lin Hermanson
Director: Reg Lindgren
Director: Wendy Robinson

Glen Park Cemetery on Facebook

Our Facebook Page is: Glen Park Cemetery on Facebook

 

History – Glen Park Cemetery

History

Glen Park Cemetery is situated on a piece of land that was owned by  Rudolf Jonson. He donated the land to the community in 1933 for a cemetery.  His wife, Annie, was the first burial in the cemetery.

Annie Jonson: Birth: 1884; Death: 1933
Rudolph Jonson: Birth: 1869; Death:1954

Jonson Rudolph AnnieIf you have any information about the history of the Glen Park Cemetery, please use this comment form: Information and Corrections