Funeral Board of Manitoba

Passing of Accounts

Per Section 31(2) of The Cemeteries Act, the Funeral Board of Manitoba requests that every owner/operator of a licensed cemetery, columbarium, and mausoleum complete and submit the Passing of Accounts forms no later than April 30, 2016.

The information gathered on these forms must reflect the period from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015. Please be advised that the only changes made to the Passing of Accounts forms are the logos.

For those who are unfamiliar with Section 31(2), it states:

"Every owner shall submit to the board, within five years after becoming an owner and thereafter at intervals not exceeding the lesser of five years and any shorter interval specified by the board, an account of the owner's dealings with perpetual care funds that have come into the owner's possession after becoming an owner or after the end of the last period for which the owner's accounts were passed, to be examined, audited and passed by the board."

Also, you should be aware of section 31(5) which states:

"Where in the board's opinion the accounts submitted to the board are complicated and require expert investigation, the board may appoint an accountant or other skilled person to assist the board in examining and auditing the accounts, and the cost of obtaining the assistance shall be borne as the board determines."