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Cemeteries, Crematoria and Interment of Ashes - Burlington and Area

Site: Burlington

Record #: BTN4805
Last Full Update: 19 Sep 2022

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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

Agency Information

Legal Status (99) Unknown / No Service

Description and Service Details

Description (Service) This listing 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 here 
Greenwood Cemetery, 1030 Greenwood Dr, Tel: 905-335-7765 
Facilities for traditional burial and interment of ashes, for more information see website here 
The City of Burlington also maintains the following pioneer cemetery sites: Appleby Cemetery * Bradt Cemetery * Campbell Davidson's Cemetery * Colling Cemetery * East Plains United Church 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 operate 69 cemeteries across the greater Hamilton area 
Tel 905-546-4704 * for more information see website here 
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 
* 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)
Hours Vary by location
Areas Served Burlington ; Hamilton (City of)
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Varies by location
Languages English
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Burlington
Physical Access Unknown - accessibility varies by location

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Topic Guides
HCSD Sub Heading Special Topics
Service Categories Cemetery Property

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