Important Notice

The City of Cambridge continues to monitor the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic in collaboration with Waterloo Region Public Health.  We are taking precautions to ensure the safety of the public and our staff and limit the spread of the virus in our community.

Effective July 27th, the Cemeteries Administration Office will be open by appointment only to permit families to make burial arrangements in person and pick out interment rights or pre-plan for their future burial needs.

To ensure safety, any persons attending the office for an appointment are required to:

  • Answer a few COVID-19 screening questions
  • Wear a mask
  • Remain 2 metres (6 feet) from staff
  • Wash or sanitize hands upon entry to the office

A maximum of 2 persons at any one time will be permitted entry to the reception area of the office at their scheduled appointment time.  The office will remain closed at all other times.

To make an appointment please contact us directly at 519-623-1340 Ext. 4299 or by e-mail at cemeteries@cambridge.ca

Our staff will continue to assist you by telephone or e-mail wherever possible and will be responding to all telephone calls and e-mails. 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE AT ALL CAMBRIDGE CEMETERIES:

  • Funeral services are restricted to 100 persons or less
  • All visitors and funeral attendees must keep a safe distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from others and staff at all times
  • Ensure that you wash your hands frequently
  • Do not attend the cemetery if you are sick, have travelled recently, or have been in contact with someone who is sick or has travelled recently

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your support in keeping our staff and the families we serve safe. 

Hours of Operation

The Cemeteries Administration Office for all City of Cambridge cemeteries is located at the Parklawn Cemetery, 750 Fountain Street North.

Visitors are reminded that the speed limit within the cemeteries is 20 km/h and that there may be funeral processions taking place involving significant vehicle or pedestrian traffic.   

Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - By Appointment Only

Contact the Cemetery Administration Office to:

  • Make an Appointment
  • Arrange a Burial
  • Purchase full burial lots, cremation lots, columbarium niches or mausoleum crypts

Online Payment Options Now Available!

Looking for information about how to pay for services provided by Cemeteries at the City of Cambridge? You can now make a Cemeteries Invoice Payment online.

You will need to have your invoice / sales reference number to make a payment online. View our Online Cemeteries Invoice Payments Instructions for more information.

Please note that your credit card may have a per-transaction and/or daily dollar limit. The online payment option allows you to pay a partial amount towards the invoice, in case the invoice total exceeds this limit. Please contact your credit card provider for more information on your limit.

Make an appointment

The Cemeteries Administration Office is open by appointment only at this time.  Please contact the office directly at 519-623-1340 Ext. 4299 or cemeteries@cambridge.ca to make an appointment.

Seasonal Maintenance 

Our seasonal maintenance in cemeteries is underway!  To allow for maintenance, please ensure that you have removed all winter wreaths, including artificial flowers and all breakable items prior to May 1st

To ensure safety, decorations that are ceramic, glass or breakable are not permitted at any time.  Stone mulch and raised borders around gardens are not permitted; however, soil, plantings, wood mulch and borders that are flush with the ground surface are permitted. 

No decorations are permitted to be attached to or wedged in between columbarium niches.  To respect others and for safety, potted plants, plant material and decorations are not permitted at the base of or around columbariums.

Decorations that do not comply with the cemetery by-laws or that are unsafe will be removed by staff.  Please contact the office to arrange to pick up decorations that have been removed.

For more information about lot decorations and the types of plantings permitted in gardens, please refer to the Cemetery By-Laws, the signs posted in the cemetery or contact our office.

To make an inquiry or obtain a copy of the Cemetery By-Laws, please contact the Cemeteries Administration Office directly at 519-623-1340 Ext. 4299. 

We are pleased to assist you and thank you for helping to protect and preserve the dignity, respect and beauty of our historic cemeteries.

Cemetery locations

Learn about the municipally-owned cemeteries located in the city of Cambridge:

Freeport Pioneer Cemetery

Riverbank Drive and Allendale Road

Phone: (519) 623-1340 ext. 4299

Status: Inactive pioneer cemetery. No lots available. No burial services.

Mount View Cemetery

80 Blenheim Road
Cambridge, ON

Phone: (519) 623-1340 ext. 4299

 

Exciting News!

The Chapel was built in 1928 to honour the late James Young (1835 to 1913).  Mr. Young was a well-known journalist, politician and businessman in Galt and also served on Canada’s first parliament in 1867.  He and his family are interred in the marble vault in the basement of the chapel.

We are happy to share with you that the restoration work to the stained-glass windows and the front wooden doors on the historical and beloved Young Chapel at Mount View Cemetery is complete.  The Young Chapel and the Cambridge Mausoleum were featured in this year’s Doors Open event on Saturday, September 21st.  An overwhelming 413 visitors joined our cemetery staff that day for an opportunity to see this historic gem!     

This charming chapel is available for rent at affordable rates for services, weddings and gatherings!  To inquire, contact the Cemeteries Administration Office directly at 519-623-1340 Ext. 4299 or e-mail us at cemeteries@cambridge.ca

Status: Active cemetery. Full burial lots, cremation lots and columbarium niches available. Burial services conducted.

New Hope Cemetery

235 Cooper Street
Cambridge, ON

Phone: (519) 623-1340 ext. 4299

Status: Active cemetery. Full burial lots, cremation lots and columbarium niches available. Burial services conducted.

Preston Cemetery

755 Fountain Street North
Cambridge, ON

Phone: (519) 623-1340 ext. 4299

Status: Inactive cemetery. No lots available. Burial services conducted.

Parklawn Cemetery

750 Fountain Street North
Cambridge, ON

Phone: (519) 623-1340 ext. 4299

Status: Active cemetery. Full burial lots, cremation lots, columbarium niches and mausoleum crypts available. Burial services conducted.

The Cemeteries Administrative Office is located at Parklawn Cemetery.

St. Andrew's Park Cemetery

Lansdowne Rd. S and Gladstone Ave.

Cambridge, ON

Phone:  (519) 623-1340 ext. 4299

Status: Inactive pioneer cemetery. No lots available. No burial services.

St. Mary's Cemetery

240 Cooper Street
Cambridge, ON

Phone: (519) 623-1340 ext. 4299

Status: Active cemetery. New lots available. Burial services.

Zion Cemetery

2000 Speedsville Road
Cambridge, ON

Phone: (519) 623-1340 ext. 4299

Status: Inactive cemetery. No lots available. Burial services conducted.