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Cemeteries, Crematoria and Interment of Ashes - Burlington and Area

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Record #: BTN4805 Last Full Update: 14 Feb 2013
Memos and Bulletins
Comments for the PublicTo find an existing grave if cemetery, crematorium or funeral home is known:  
* cemetery office will have the grave number  
* crematorium will have a record of the cremation, and of interment of ashes (if interred there)  
* funeral home will have the information it was given at the time of the funeral, including cemetery or crematorium name, but may not have a record of where ashes were interred, if they were interred at a later date 
To find an existing grave if cemetery, crematorium or funeral home are not known: information may appear in a newspaper obituary or the cemetery inscription may have been transcribed 
Burlington Central Library has resources to search for date of death information and obituaries * microfilm of historical and modern newspapers * transcriptions of local pioneer cemeteries * Genealogy Links with Cemetery Records and Obituaries finding aids 
Ontario cemeteries and crematoria can be searched on the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Affairs website by location, municipality, county or owner's name
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameFinding a Grave
Agency Information
Parent Agency NameGeneral Topics and Information
Service Level(99) Unknown / No Service
Service Information
Service DescriptionMunicipal cemeteries: 
Greenwood Cemetery 905-335-7765, Mon-Fri 7:30 am-4 pm * municipal cemetery of the City of Burlington, operated by the City of Burlington Roads and Parks Maintenance Dept * facilities for traditional burial and interment of ashes 
Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries 905-546-4704, office hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * the City of Hamilton maintains and has the records for 67 municipal cemeteries in Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, and Stoney Creek 
Church cemeteries: many places of worship have cemeteries and/or memorial gardens for interment of ashes 
Places of worship in Burlington * Roman Catholic cemeteries of the Diocese of Hamilton include two cemeteries (Gate of Heaven and Holy Sepulchre) and three mausolea (Holy Souls, Our Lady of Peace and Our Lady of Victory) in Burlington, for burial and interment of ashes  
Crematoria and Interment of Ashes
Bayview Cemetery, Crematory and Mausoleum, 740 Spring Gardens Rd, 905-522-5466 * cremation and burial options including niches, crypts and a scattering garden (i.e., for ashes not interred in urns) 
Burlington Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Cremation Centre, 3353 Guelph Line, 905-332-5545 * cemetery for traditional burial and crematorium with various options for interment of ashes 
Ontario permits various options for cremated remains, including scattering cremated remains on unoccupied government-owned Crown lands or Crown lands covered by water (which includes provincial parks and conservation reserves, and the Great Lakes) without government consent. 
Note: check municipal by-laws before scattering cremated remains on municipally-owned lands.
Areas ServedBurlington ; Hamilton (City of)
Site Information
Located In CommunityBurlington
Wheelchair AccessibilityUnknown - accessibility varies by location
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesCemetery Property