Beth Israel’s cemetery and memorial park is located at 1721 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, V5C 5J2, on the west side, just north of Lougheed Highway. The cemetery stretches over 6 acres. For a map, click here
During cemetery hours our cemetery caretaker and/or cemetery assistance is on-site. The Koch Memorial Chapel is often used for conducting funeral services.
Monday to Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Please note that the Cemetery closes at 4:00 pm during the winter months (October – April)
Members wishing to inquire about reserving plots, funeral arrangements, headstone cleaning or creating a memorial, may contact the synagogue at our main number 604-731-4161. Please note that our policy states that only current BI members and their immediate family can be buried at the cemetery.
As of January 1st, 2017 the headstone restoration fee is $150 and restoration takes place during winter months (October – April).
A Measure of Mourning – A Guide for the Bereaved is available at the synagogue office. Another important source is the book: The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning by Maurice Lamm.