A couple who moved back to Newfoundland so their terminally ill daughter could spend her final days with family say they were shocked to have had their request to buy adjoining plots at the cemetery turned down. "We asked to have our daughter buried between myself and my wife," David Engram told CBC News, describing the request the family made to the Interfaith Cemetery in Carbonear. To their shock, the committee managing the cemetery sent back a rejection in writing, explaining that the cemetery does not sell three plots together. "They say they only do single and double plots singles if a child dies or someone dies and they bury them in a single, and a double for a husband and wife," Engram said. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundla...06/19/family-grave-carbonear-619.html?ref=rss I wish there was something that could be done for this family, or that they can find accommodation in another cemetery. This is a good reminder that, within reason, rules should always be tempered with humanity. What would happen if a whole family died at the same time (i.e. car accident)? Would they have to be separated up into different cemeteries, according to this rule? I suppose they denied the application because plot prices keep raising and they don't want to let so many go at once - it would be the grave equivalent of letting go three rent controlled apartments, even though two of the tenants wouldn't move in for 50 years. I really think they need to reconsider when the child is this young. Besides, if people have the money to buy plots, why is come faceless (and seemingly heartless) committee judging them this way? It's a sad story - best wishes to this family. They don't need this kind of thing at this time.