Cemeteries, Crematoria and Interment of Ashes - Burlington and Area

Site: Burlington

Memos and Bulletins
If you know the cemetery, crematorium or funeral home:  
* cemetery office will have a record of 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 
If you do not know the cemetery, crematorium or funeral home:  
* burial Information may have been published in a newspaper obituary, or the cemetery inscription may have been transcribed  
* Burlington Public Library has resources to search for date of death information and obituaries, including microfilm of historical and modern newspapers, transcriptions of local pioneer cemetery inscriptions and Genealogy Links (see here) with Cemetery Records and Obituaries finding aids 
Ontario cemeteries and crematoria:  
Are listed on the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Affairs website here.
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name Finding a Grave
Agency Information
Legal Status (99) Unknown / No Service
Service Information
Description (Service) This topic record describes legal requirements related to burial, cremation and interment of ashes, and related locations in Burlington and area. 
Legal requirements related to funerals, burials and cremations are shown on the Government of Ontario website website.  
Greenwood Cemetery, 1030 Greenwood Dr., has facilities for traditional burial and interment of ashes.  
Tel 905-335-7765 * email cemetery@burlington.ca * for more information see website
The City of Burlington also maintains the following pioneer cemetery sites: Appleby Cemetery, Bradt Cemetery, Campbell Davidson’s Cemetery, Colling Cemetery, Kilbride Presbyterian Cemetery, Kilbride United Cemetery, Mount Vernon Cemetery, Nelson United Church Cemetery, Salem United Church Cemetery, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church Cemetery.  
Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries maintains and has the records for 67 municipal cemeteries in Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, and Stoney Creek. 
Tel 905-546-4704 * Office hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * for more information see website
Many places of worship have cemeteries and/or memorial gardens for interment of ashes 
* For list of places of worship in Burlington see here.  
* 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, for more information see here.  
* 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 
* Crown Land: The Province of Ontario permits various options for cremated remains, including release of ashes on unoccupied government-owned Crown lands or Crown lands covered by water (which includes provincial parks and conservation reserves, and the Great Lakes) without the need for government consent, for more information see here 
(Note: some open lands and parks are municipally-owned, check municipal by-laws before releasing ashes on municipally-owned lands).
Areas Served Burlington ; Hamilton (City of)
Eligibility No restrictions
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Accessibility Unknown - accessibility varies by location
Taxonomy and Classification
Service Categories Cemetery Property

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