Saamis Prairie View Cemetery
Saamis Prairie View Cemetery, formerly known as Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens was established in 1954. In 1965, Chapel Lawn was abandoned by the previous owners and an administrator was appointed by the Alberta Government. In 1972, the cemetery became the sole liability of the Province of Alberta to maintain.
In 1990, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens became the responsibility of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. In April 1996, CGRM Holdings Ltd. acquired the cemetery. Subsequently, the name was changed to Saamis Prairie View Cemetery.
An underground watering system and street lights were installed, a crematorium and chapel were built, roads have been paved and upright monuments are now permitted. The sale of plots was re-established, and most importantly, a perpetual care fund has been established to provide for the ongoing maintenance of the cemetery in perpetuity. Sections have been created for Roman Catholic, Veterans and cremation, including several columbaria.
Presently, over 1100 burials have taken place and over 10,000 plots remain available for burial. Our cemetary displays an idyllic park-like setting to travellers entering and leaving Medicine Hat from the west.
Choosing a Cemetery Plot
Beyond deciding on a cemetery, choosing a plot is usually a permanent option for you and your loved ones, that is why it is one of the most crucial decisions you will make while funeral planning. It is important to understand the variety of options when looking for a cemetery plot as a final resting place. At Saamis Prairie View Cemetery, it is our goal to inform and provide guidance as you plan a Medicine Hat funeral.
A single plot is the most common traditional burial service option which allows for the burial of one person in a casket . Additionally we offer companion plots which are usually sold in pairs for couples. Saamis Prairie View Cemetery provide family plots, allowing families to purchase an area of the cemetery. For those looking for more options, we have also created various veteran and roman catholic sections. We also have a Columbaria and scattering garden for families who choose our cremation services.
The family and staff at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery in Medicine Hat are available to help during the funeral planning process or pre-planning. If you are interested in reserving a cemetery plot or looking to plan ahead, let us know. Our team of experienced professionals can help in choosing the final resting place for your loved ones. Call us at 403-528-2599 or 1-800-317-2647, to learn more send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.