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Funerals - Celebrating Life

The death of a loved one can be a difficult time - feelings of loss, grief, pain, and emptiness.  It can also be a time to celebrate a life lived, and the promise of new life in our Lord Jesus Christ.

At  St. Andrew's Church, our desire is to be present with you and your family as you move through this time.  It is our privilege to help you as you plan the celebration of your loved one's life.  This celebration includes the liturgy of the funeral, and can also include a reception provided by our ladies.

If you would like any further information, please contact Rev. Ada Clifton

Christ Church Cemetery, Hillier

If you are interested in purchasing a plot, please contact 
Ms. Helma Oonk (Cemetery Manager) 
at 613-849-9442 or contact the church office at 613-399-3082.
For our Cemetery By-Laws 2020 click download at the bottom of this page.

A Brief History of Christ Church Cemetery, Hillier

Situated on a knoll on an old road leading from Hillier to Trumpour's Mill (now the Grange winery), Christ Church Cemetery offers a beautiful and tranquil rural setting. Serving the community since 1843, land for the cemetery and church was deeded to the Anglican Church in 1846 by Robert Hubbs, granting permission for anyone in Hillier, regardless of denomination, to be buried there.

In 1922 the Hillier Cemetery Society was formed to take care of the burial ground and the Hillier Women?s Institute sponsored the building of the stones gates as a memorial to "the dauntless courage and confirmation of purpose of our pioneer women.? Since 1938 the cemetery has been maintained by the Anglican Church; presently St. Andrew?s Church in Wellington.

There has been an annual Decoration Day at Hillier since the early 1920?s, observed on the first Sunday in June. The beautiful wooden church at Hillier built in the 1840?s was struck by lightning on August 12th, 1944 and a new church rose out of the ashes in 1947. The new building served the community until 1969 when it was closed, with the exception of the Decoration Day service in June. Faced with rising maintenance and insurance costs, the building was sold to Closson Chase wineries in 2006 and moved to its current location at the corner of Closson and Chase roads.

The cemetery remains an active memorial to those who contributed to the creation of vibrant rural communities.

For more information about the history of Christ Church, and the cemetery, please feel free to download the documents below.  Our deep thanks to Mr. Michael Korn for his research and gift of these articles.

Cemetery By-Laws 2020 Documents Download