Cemetery Services

Our team are ready to provide sensitive and special care and understanding your 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. 

Oakville Cemeteries staff provides sensitive, caring service to meet client needs including:

Lots, columbarium niches and scattering rights are available for cremated remains. The columbarium is an above-ground structure with niches that can receive up to two cremated remains, and is adorned with a family memorial.

Scattering Rights may be purchased for the pond and the Memorial Woods section at Trafalgar Lawn Cemetery.

The cemeteries office receives many requests to perform genealogical searches for family members and friends. 

Within the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, staff can search through old cemetery archives to provide as much information as possible to the person making the request. 

Depending upon the amount of research involved, there may be a cost incurred. 

Other resources

Oakville Cemeteries offer a range of interment services including full burials, cremation burials, cremation niches and cremated remains scatterings.

When a plot is purchased, a portion of the purchase price is dedicated to the Care and Maintenance Trust Fund. The care and maintenance contribution will cover seasonal cutting of grass, levelling of plots and general upkeep of the cemetery grounds to uphold the peaceful appearance of the cemetery.

Bronze flat markers and bronze niche wreaths

Flat bronze markers and bronze niche wreaths can be purchased through the town. Flat bronze markers are mounted on a granite base and are installed flush with the ground. Separate bronze vases and vigil lights are also available for purchase. Please see the cemetery by-law for direction on the size/type of flat marker allowed on your plot/niche. Installation fees are based on the size of the flat marker.

Upright monuments

Foundations for upright monuments are installed by the town upon a family’s request. Please see the cemetery by-law for direction on foundation sizing based on the number of plots you own. Foundation fees are determined by the size of the foundation. 

Granite flat markers

You may purchase a granite flat marker for your flat marker plot from any monument dealer. Please see the cemetery by-law for size restrictions. The town installs all flat markers. The installation fee will be based on the marker size. Flat markers are installed seasonally based on weather conditions.

Other available memorials

Our Cemeteries team currently uses contracted services from qualified restoration professionals to provide restoration services for monuments and markers within our Pioneer Cemeteries. 

Monuments are examined to determine and schedule treatment needs. The main criteria include:

  • if a monument could cause physical harm in its present state (can it be easily fall over and cause injury)
  • if leaving a monument untreated would cause it to deteriorate

The treatment recommendations are based on the findings at the time of the condition assessment and apply the methods for repairing tombstones as outlined in the Ministry of Culture's Landscapes of Memories; A Guide for Conserving Historic Cemeteries.

Since this project began in 2009, the town has restored and recovered hundreds of markers and headstones. Work has been completed in Munn’s, St. Mary’s, Merton, Palermo, Wedgewood, Bronte, and St. Jude’s Cemeteries. Additionally, restoration work has taken place on Historic Memorials at George’s Square and Tannery Park.

Rates and fees (effective January 1, 2024)

2024 Cemeteries Price List

For detailed information, please visit the Rates and Fees page.

All prices are subject to applicable taxes.

Holiday dates

Please note there is an additional charge for burials on the following designated holidays:

  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2024) - no burials
  • Family Day (February 19, 2024)
  • Good Friday (March 29, 2024)
  • Easter Monday (April 1, 2024)
  • Victoria Day (May 20, 2024)
  • Canada Day (July 1, 2024) - no burials
  • Civic Holiday (August 5, 2024)
  • Labour Day (September 2, 2024)
  • Truth and Reconciliation Day (September 30, 2024) - no burials
  • Thanksgiving (October 14, 2024)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24, 2024, after 10 a.m.)
  • Christmas Day and Boxing Day (December 25 and 26, 2024) - no burials
  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2025) - no burials

Policies and regulations

The Town of Oakville is licensed to own a cemetery under the provisions of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, License No. 3274886. 

The Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, departmental policies and procedures, and the Cemeteries By-law regulate the operation, maintenance and administration of town-owned cemeteries. The by-law includes regulations concerning dimensions of markers and monuments, hours of operation, allowances for flowers and other information regarding cemetery governance.

Planning ahead ensures that those who are dear to you will not have to make painful decisions during a time of stress.

Pre-arranging your cemetery services fixes the costs at today’s prices and ensures that the majority of the expenses have been attended to in advance. This helps lessen the financial burden on surviving family members.

Our experienced, caring, non-commissioned counsellors are available to help you understand your options and choose the best one to fit your circumstances.