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.  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.

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: $456.00
  • *Non-Resident: $570.00
  • Veterans (Field of Honour): No Charge

Opening & Closing Charges

  • Grave opening and closing for casket - $513.00
  • Urn opening and closing (Monday to Friday 10:00am-4:00pm) $171.00
  • Urn opening and closing (after hours, weekends, holidays) - $60.00/hour (in addition to regular opening and closing rate listed above)

Niche Purchase in a Columbarium

  • Resident: **$854.00
  • *Non-Resident: **$969.00
  • Veterans: **$570.00

Placement of Second Urn in Niche

  • Extra Engraving (images, inlays, diamond etching): At cost
  • New Face Plate (if required): $171.00
  • Niche Vase: $228.00
  • Second Opening and Closing: $114.00
  • Second Urn Engraving: $456.00

Transfer Application Fee

  • $46.00

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

**Cost includes engraving for 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 1563

The Town of Whitecourt Bylaw No. 1563, referred to as the Cemetery Bylaw, provides for and makes provisions for the improvement, maintenance, management, control and operation of the Whitecourt Cemetery.

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