Cemeteries, Crematoria and Interment of Ashes - Burlington and Area

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Record #: BTN4805 Last Modified: 26 Sep 2014 Last Full Update: 26 Sep 2014
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Located In CommunityBurlington
Description & Services
Service DescriptionLegal Requirements for funerals, burials and cremations: see Government of Ontario website  
 
Municipal Cemeteries: 
Burlington:  
City of Burlington maintains Greenwood Cemetery, 1030 Greenwood Dr., Burlington * Tel 905-335-7765 * Email cemetery@burlington.ca * has facilities for traditional burial and interment of ashes. 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:  
City of Hamilton Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries * Tel 905-546-4704 * Office hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm. 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 
* 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. 
Note: some open lands and parks are municipally-owned * check municipal by-laws before releasing ashes on municipally-owned lands.
Areas ServedBurlington ; Hamilton (City of)
LanguagesEnglish
Other Details
Comments for the PublicTo find an existing grave:  
* 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 with Cemetery Records and Obituaries finding aids 
 
List of Ontario cemeteries and crematoria  
See Ontario Ministry of Consumer Affairs website
Wheelchair AccessibilityUnknown - accessibility varies by location
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