Cemetery

The Town of Whitecourt’s Municipal Cemetery, located at 3604 35th Street, is maintained by the Infrastructure Services Department. Please contact the Planning Assistant at 780-778-2273 Ext.114 with inquiries regarding the cemetery, plot purchases, pre-planning or burial records.

The Cemetery gates (for vehicle traffic) are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (weather permitting); closed on statutory holidays.  A side gate is available for foot traffic when the main cemetery gate can not be opened due to weather conditions.

To purchase a plot at the Whitecourt Cemetery, please visit the Town Administration Office.

Cemetery Clean Up 2017

Over the years, many of the existing gravesites at the Whitecourt Cemetery have become adorned with various items that have fallen into disrepair which hinder our maintenance department’s ability to maintain the Cemetery grounds to the highest standards possible. 

The Town of Whitecourt requests that all ornaments, decorations, plants and other personal items placed on or around plots that are in disrepair be removed by June 1, 2017.  Removal of these items not attached to a monument (excluding fresh flowers) will allow for efficient year round maintenance, and a consistent aesthetic throughout the Cemetery.

If you know of a friend or family member’s gravesite which has any of the above noted items added to it, the Town of Whitecourt would like to give you this opportunity to remove the objects prior to the general clean-up of the Cemetery grounds.

This request meets the guidelines and provisions outlined in Bylaw 1470 – Whitecourt’s Cemetery Bylaw.  The Bylaw directs the improvement, maintenance, management, control and operation of the Whitecourt Cemetery.  For more information on Bylaw 1470, please see below.

CEMETERY FEES

Grave Lot Purchase

  • Resident: $400.00
  • *Non-Resident: $550.00
  • Veterans (Field of Honour): No Charge
 

Opening & Closing Charges

  • Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m: $350.00
  • Weekends, Holidays and After-Hours: $450.00
  • Cremated Remains in Urns: $150.00
     

Niche Purchase in a Columbarium

  • Resident: **$750.00
  • *Non-Resident: **$850.00
  • Veterans: **$500.00
 

Placement of Second Urn in Niche

  • Extra Engraving (second urn): $400.00
  • New Granite Faceplate (if required): $150.00
  • Second Opening: $100.00
     

Extra charges for engraving (e.g. Canadian Forces symbol) will be at cost, subject to approval from the Cemetery Supervisor.

Niche Vase: $200.00

*Non-Resident: someone who resides outside of Whitecourt and Woodlands County.

**Cost includes up to two urns, engraving for the first urn, and opening and closing of the first urn.  Inscription on the cover (Modified Roman font) will consist of Surname; Given Name(s); Date of Birth; and a one line epitaph.
 

Cemetery Bylaw 1470

The Town of Whitecourt Bylaw No. 1470, referred to as the Cemetery Bylaw, provides for and makes provisions for the improvement, maintenance, management, control and operation of the Whitecourt Cemetery.

Town of Whitecourt Cemetery Bylaw

 

Cemetery Brochure

 

Town of Whitecourt
5004 52 Avenue, Box 509
Whitecourt  AB  T7S 1N6
Ph: 780.778.2273   Fax: 780.778.4166
administration@whitecourt.ca
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