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What does ownership of a grave entitle you to?
Only the person whose name is on the deed has the right to be buried or to allow any burials in that grave.
How can I get a deed transferred?
Transferring ownership of a deed is unique for every transaction. Please call the Clerk's Department for assistance and forms at 905-623-3379 ext. 2107.
How do I purchase a grave?
Arrange a meeting at the cemetery to view the areas available by calling the Grounds Keeper at 905-260-0743.
What are my purchase options?

Ground Burials

At all four cemeteries, you can purchase single graves that can accommodate one casket and three cremated remains.

Cremation

At all four cemeteries, you can purchase cremation burial plots. Currently, only the Bowmanville Cemetery has a columbarium, which is an above ground structure specially designed to hold containers of cremated remains. A niche is an individual compartment in a columbarium.

What time can we visit the cemetery?
The cemeteries are open daily, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. until sundown.
When is Decoration Day?
Decoration Day is the third Sunday in July of each year.
Are there any specifications that I need to know before I purchase a monument?

Monuments are to be made of bronze, granite, marble or other durable stone with no vertical joint and no ornament of stone, metal or other material attached.

For details, please call the Grounds Keeper at 905-260-0743.

What can I place and/or plant at the grave?

Place unbreakable flower pots and plant flowers at the front of a grave not more than 30.5 cm from the marker or monument. Floral stands are to be of a single leg support type and may not exceed 122 cm in height, with no more than two stands per monument. These stands are also not to exceed more than 30.5 cm from the marker or monument.

Shrubs and ornamental trees must also be placed directly at the front of the grave. The flowering plant must be placed within 30.5 cm from the marker or monument and must not exceed 122 cm in height.

It is your responsibility to water and weed flowering plants. Watering cans are available near the water tap. Please return after use.

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