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 annual Maintenance Clean Up

Over the years, many gravesites at the Whitecourt Cemetery have had items left in remembrance at the gravesite 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 be removed by July 31, 2018.  Removal of items not attached to a monument/headstone (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.

Personal items left on or around plots after July 31, 2018 that hinder our ability to maintain the grounds, will be removed from the site and held at the Town Shop until the end of December 2018 for pickup.  Unclaimed items will be discarded after this date.

Our intention is to continue to provide proper care to the cemetery grounds and to maintain the respectful decorum that is expected by all residents.  By creating an environment that is consistent for all plots, we will be able to provide a peaceful area for everyone to enjoy.

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

Do you have questions about the cemetery, plot purchases, pre-planning, or burial records? Contact the Planning Assistant at 780-778-2273 Ext.114.