The following is submitted, by the Village of Slocan, in response to an earlier submission for Aline Winje (“Burial incident in Slocan ‘horrifies’ March 8, 2012), responding to the manner in which the Village dealt with the burial preparation of Mrs. Winje’s brother-in-law.
Burials in the Slocan Cemetery, as they should be in any cemetery, are taken very seriously by the Village of Slocan. The Village understands that these are very emotional and stressful times for the families.
The Village does its utmost to ensure the dialogue between the Village and families is done in an attentive and sympathetic manner and that the Village’s assistance is helpful to the families.
The Village will be implementing procedures to ensure that grave site preparations can be conducted efficiently, no matter what the season, and will make every effort to be sensitive and minimize the worry and distraction for families at this difficult time.
Mayor Madeleine Perriere
Village of Slocan