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About Precious Pet Cemetery

Precious Pet Cemetery has been a family owned and operated business since 1993. At that time, Ruth and Albert Van de Wiel saw the need for this service in the Antigonish area when the remains of their beloved dog ended up in the local landfill.Since that time, Ruth and Albert have expanded their coverage area to all of Nova Scotia and helped many people through one of the most difficult times in their lives.

Who We Are

Today the business is owned and operated by Albert and Ruth’s nephew and his family Stephen and Michelle Van de Wiel. Like Ruth and Albert, we are fully committed to providing you with reliable, honest and efficient aftercare for your pet.

Pets and Animals - Precious Pet Cemetery
Dog in Nature

What We Do

We are located 9kms from the town of Antigonish in the community of James River. At this time we offer Aquamation (Water Cremation), as well as Traditional Cremation (flame based) in both individual/private and communal forms, as well as communal burial at our 100% off the grid, facility which is located on our property on the picturesque Beaver Mountain.


No matter which aftercare option you choose, we have the ability to provide a dignified, peaceful and private resting place for your beloved pet that has shown you unconditional love and devotion.

Precious Pet Cemetery Ltd is proud to be a 100% family owned and operated business devoted to and understand the unique relationships between animal lovers and their pets.


If you’d like any further details other than those on this site, please feel free to contact us anytime and we’ll help you any way we can.

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