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.

In an effort to keep staff and the families we serve safe, the Cemeteries Administration Office, at Parklawn Cemetery, is temporarily closed. 

Should you need to make burial arrangements, please contact us directly at  519-623-1340 Ext. 4299 or cemeteries@cambridge.ca and we will be pleased to assist you.  Our staff will be responding to all telephone calls and e-mails. 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:

  • Funeral services are restricted to 10 persons or less
  • Visitors/gatherings in the cemetery restricted to 5 persons or less
  • Keep a safe distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from others and staff
  • 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
  • Please consider visiting the cemetery or tending to your graves at a later date
  • For your safety and due to ongoing maintenance, road work, development and burials taking place in the cemeteries, please refrain from recreational use of the cemeteries at this time

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

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.

Contact the Cemetery Administration Office to:

  • Arrange a burial
  • Make an appointment
  • Obtain information or a copy of the cemetery by-laws
  • Purchase full burial lots, cremation lots, columbarium niches or mausoleum crypts
  • Search for a grave location

Make an appointment

As staff availability varies at each cemetery, please contact the Cemeteries Administration Office to make an appointment. We recommend making an appointment before you arrive to ensure staff is able to meet with you.

Seasonal Maintenance 

Spring has finally arrived!  To allow for annual spring maintenance, please remove 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.  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) 740-4681 ext. 4299

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

Mount View Cemetery

80 Blenheim Road
Cambridge, ON

Phone: (519) 740-4681 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 519-740-4681 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) 740-4681 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) 740-4681 ext. 4299

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

Parklawn Cemetery

750 Fountain Street North
Cambridge, ON

Phone: (519) 740-4681 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) 740-4681 ext. 4299

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

St. Mary's Cemetery

240 Cooper Street
Cambridge, ON

Phone: (519) 740-4681 ext. 4299

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

Zion Cemetery

2000 Speedsville Road
Cambridge, ON

Phone: (519) 740-4681 ext. 4299

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