Geelong Memorial Park & Crematorium
Burvilles Road, Armstrong Creek
Land was acquired in 1980 in Burvilles Rd, Armstrong Creek for the establishment of Geelong's first crematorium. Prior to this being built, those families seeking cremation had to go to Ballarat, Altona, Fawkner or The Necropolis. The first cremation took place on 21st April 1988. Since that time over 27,500 cremations have been performed.
The grounds provide for the placement of cremated remains in rose and shrub gardens, niche walls and family tree gardens, along with lawn areas for burials. There is also a lovely chapel on-site where you can hold a service. The Geelong Crematorium Chapel offers in-service audio visual presentations, as well as the latest in webcasting technology to anywhere in the world, allowing those who cannot attend a service to participate in a private and secure viewing. They also offer DVD recordings as a lasting memory for future generations.
The Book of Remembrance is also on display in the chapel foyer. An inscription within the “Book of Remembrance” is a an alternative or in addition to a traditional memorial. Each entry is hand-inscribed by skilled artists using medieval manuscript styling. The Book is made of the finest parchment and is leather bound. The “Book of Remembrance” is kept by the Trust as a perpetual memorial and is available for viewing at the Geelong Memorial Park Chapel. Personal Remembrance Cards and Personal Remembrance Booklets can also be ordered.