Cemetery Information

When choosing a cemetery, there are many things to consider such as location, costs and Religious Beliefs. Most cemeteries fall into 3 main categories:

 

1. District Cemeteries: Cemeteries owned by the City or County.

2. Religious Cemeteries: Cemeteries owned by a Religious Organization.

3. Private Cemeteries: Commercial cemeteries not owned by the local government.

In the case of a funeral home being located at the cemetery, it is very important for families to know that they are NOT obligated to use that funeral home. Trinity Funeral Home can conduct burials in any cemetery.

Types of Cemetery Plots

1. In Ground Burial Plots: The traditional, in ground grave. This can be a single Burial plot for 1 person or a Double Depth plot in which 2 people may be buried.
2. Columbarium Niche: A space used for the interment of cremated remains.
3. Mausoleum: An above-ground, free standing structure used for the interment of human remains.

What to Consider When Choosing a Cemetery

1. Location: Do you want to visit the cemetery often? Would the deceased want to be buried there?
2. Religion: Does the cemetery meet your religious requirements?
3. Military Service: If the deceased is a Veteran, he or she may be entitled to burial in a Last Post Grave.
4. Cost: Cemeteries can be expensive, particularly those Private or Corporately owned in major, metropolitan areas. Be sure that you understand all the costs associated with the burial or interment before purchasing a plot.
5. Aesthetics: Do you like the feel of the place? Would it make a good resting place for your loved one?

Cemetery Terms

1. Space: The actual burial site, crypt, mausoleum or columbarium.

2. Grave Liner or Burial Vault: A liner placed around the casket which prevents the ground from settling after the burial. Not required by law, but required by most cemeteries.

3. Opening and Closing Costs: This isn’t just the cost of literally opening and closing the grave. This cost includes all the services related to the burial or interment including permanent record keeping, securing a burial permit, maintaining all legal files, installation and removal of the lowering device, etc.

4. Perpetual Care: The maintenance of the grave over time. This cost is usually included in the purchase price, but ask for clarification. If the cost is not included, you will have to pay a separate endowment care fee.

5. Headstone: A marker or monument placed at the grave site usually engraved with an epitaph. You do not have to use a headstone. If you do, keep in mind that cemeteries do place some restrictions on their size and shape.

Edmonton Catholic Cemeteries




Website: www.ecc.caedm.ca

Main Office 14611 Mark Messier Trail NW Edmonton AB Canada T6V 1H4
Phone: (780) 447-2921

Locations:

Holy Cross Cemetery & Mausoleum 14611 Mark Messier Trail NW (formerly St. Albert Trail) Edmonton, AB
Phone: (780) 447-2921

Our Lady of Peace Cemetery
4814 Meridian Street, Edmonton, AB
Phone: (780) 454-4453

St. Albert Cemetery
7 St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert, AB
Phone: (780) 447-2921

St. Anthony Cemetery
106 Street and 53 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Phone: (780) 454-4453

St. Joachim Cemetery
105 Avenue at 117 Street, Edmonton, AB
Telephone: (780) 447-2921

Ukranian Catholic Eparchy of Edmonton

Website: www.stmichaels-rosehill-cemetery.com

St. Michael’s Cemetery
13819-82 Street NW Edmonton, AB
Telephone: (780) 424-5493

Rosehill Cemetery
1605 – 141 Street SW Edmonton, AB
Telephone: (780) 424-5493

Council of Ukranian Orthodox Churches of Edmonton


Website: www.ststephenscemetery.ca

St. Stephen’s Cemetery
20303  Meridian Street NE Edmonton, AB
Telephone: (780) 377-0277

City of Edmonton Cemeteries


Website: www.edmonton.ca

Main Office

12420 104 St Edmonton AB T5G 2M1
Phone: (780) 496-6983

Locations:

Beechmount
12420 104 St Edmonton AB T5G 2M1
Phone: (780) 496-6983

Clover Bar
2025 Yellowhead Trail Edmonton, AB
Phone: (780) 496-6983

Edmonton Cemetery & Mausoleum
11820 107 Ave Edmonton, AB
Phone: (780) 496-6983

Little Mountain
16025 50 St Edmonton, AB
Phone: (780) 496-6983

Mount Pleasant
5420 106 St Edmonton, AB
Phone: (780) 496-6983

Northern Lights
15203 Campbell Road Edmonton, AB
Phone: (780) 496-6983

South Haven
5004 Meridian St Edmonton, AB
Phone: (780) 496-6983