Cemeteries

The Town of Oakville operates and maintains two active cemeteries: Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery on 30 acres of peaceful, forested greenspace overlooking Sixteen Mile Creek, and St. Jude’s Cemetery on 13 acres of lush, park-like grounds south of Lakeshore Boulevard. St. Jude’s is a pioneer cemetery, but currently has a number of lots available for cremated remains.

Services and programs

The Cemeteries staff provides sensitive and special care and understanding of client needs. We will assist and guide you through the decision-making process, answer any questions you may have and provide expert advice. You can be comfortable discussing your plans with us…we understand.

Staff is available to assist with pre-planning decisions, budgeting costs and payment plans. Refer to the Services and Rates page for information on how we can help you.

Pioneer cemeteries

The town is committed to protecting its history and heritage. Oakville Cemeteries operates seven pioneer cemeteries including Bronte, Merton, Munn’s, Oakville/St. Mary’s, Palermo, Wedgewood, and St. Jude’s. Pioneer cemeteries, with the exception of St. Jude’s, have no interment spaces available for sale, but burials are still being performed in previously sold lots.

Oakville's pioneer cemeteries contain the resting places of many of the town's earliest settlers and some notable historic figures including William Chisholm, Roy Thomson, John Sopinka, Ruth Lightbourn, Merrick Thomas and the Atkinson/Hindmarsh family.

Absorb the history of Oakville and surround yourself in the tranquility of century old trees and unique architectural and landscape features through a self-guided pioneer cemetery walking tour.

Monument restoration projects

Monument condition surveys have been completed for all of the town’s pioneer cemeteries. Since 2009, the town has restored hundreds of century-old headstones and monuments. Visit our Monument Restoration page for more information on past and current restoration projects.

For more information contact ServiceOakville

tel: 905-845-6601
TTY: 905-338-4200 
serviceoakville@oakville.ca
Cemeteries direct fax: 905-338-4188

Cemeteries office:
Town of Oakville
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, L6H 0H3

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