Cemeteries Rates and Services

Services and programs

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

  • sales of interment rights
  • interment services including the opening and closing of lots
  • dressing the site for the commemorative service
  • sodding and periodic re-grading of the site after the burial
  • ensuring compliance with provincial legislation and cemetery by-laws

Pre-planning

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.

Interments and plot maintenance

Oakville Cemeteries offers a range of interment services including setting of flat markers, vase assemblies and foundations for upright monuments. Care and maintenance for each site is included in the fees for a cemetery lot. This includes seeding and re-seeding of plots and lot surfaces, seasonal cutting of grass and weeds, snow removal and other maintenance to uphold the peaceful appearance of the cemetery.

Cremation

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.

Bronze memorials and wreaths

Bronze memorials can be purchased through the town and are mounted on a base, set flush with the ground. Bronze vase assemblies, vigil lamps and memorial wreaths are also available through the Cemetery Services office. Water for flowers is available from early June to late October.

Memorial Tree Program

Trees can be purchased or adopted in memory of a loved one, to dedicate to a friend or family member, or to commemorate a special event. The gift of a tree is a lasting tribute, and will benefit the community by enhancing our natural environment. Town staff will select an appropriate new tree for the chosen location, or identify an appropriate tree for adoption based on the location and health of the available trees in the requested park or cemetery. All trees are maintained by town staff in the same manner as other park trees. Find out more about the Memorial Tree Program.

Genealogical searches

The Cemetery 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 available information to the person making the request. Depending upon the amount of research involved, there may be a cost. Appointments can also be made to examine the records on your own at the office. Check out other resources for genealogical information.

Rates

Effective January 1, 2018

For detailed information, please review the 2018 Price List (pdf).
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, 2018) - no burials
Family Day (February 19, 2018)
Good Friday (March 30, 2018)
Easter Monday (April 2, 2018)
Victoria Day (May 21, 2018)
Canada Day (July 1, 2018) - no burials
Recognized Designated Holiday (July 2, 2018)
Civic Holiday (August 6, 2018)
Labour Day (September 3, 2018)
Thanksgiving (October 8, 2018)
Christmas Day and Boxing Day (December 25 and 26, 2018) - no burials
New Year's Day (January 1, 2019) - 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.

Cemetery By-law 2018-065

The Community Services Committee reviewed Cemetery By-Law 2018-065 on Monday, April 23, 2018 and Council approved the changes. It has also been approved by the BAO (Bereavement Authority of Ontario). For more information, please review the staff report and the appendix items by visiting the April 23, 2018 Community Services Committee meeting agenda page under item 4.

For more information contact ServiceOakville

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