Human Anatomy Program Holds Service to Honour Body Donors


The human anatomy program in the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences will hold a committal and internment service at Woodlawn Memorial Park on June 30 for those who donated their bodies to the University of Guelph for educational purposes.

“The Service of Committal this year will be an important moment of gratitude and remembrance for all of us, and a time for reflection and closure for all our donor families,” says Premila Sathasivam, manager of the human body donation program and organizer of the committal service. “I wish I could tell our donors how much the lives of our students and health-care professionals have been impacted and changed forever, and perhaps how they have helped to save someone else’s life.”

The service will take place a 2 p.m. with Rev. Jon Fogleman officiating.

Those who want to pay their respects should use the Marilyn Drive entrance to Woodlawn Memorial Park, 762 Woolwich St., Guelph. Inside the cemetery gate, take the first right, then the second left, and proceed to the back of the cemetery. The University plot is located at the end of the road near the veterans’ area. In case of rain, the service will be held inside the mausoleum.

The University of Guelph plot was recently upgraded with a granite stone featuring words of gratitude, along with three marker stones and two new benches.

Visit the departmental website for more information about the University’s body donation program.