At Grimsby Cemeteries, our goal is to satisfy the needs of those we serve by exceeding their expectations.

Locations and hours of operation

The Town of Grimsby owns and operates two cemeteries:

Both cemeteries are open from 7:30 a.m. to dusk.

Queen's Lawn and Grimsby Mountain Cemeteries

The Town of Grimsby owns and maintains the Queen's Lawn Cemetery located at 109 Main Street East in the heart of Grimsby and the Grimsby Mountain Cemetery located on the escarpment at 65 Elm Tree Road East. We have been caring for loved ones since 1890 and will serve our community for many more years to come. Our Town's Operations Centre staff maintain the cemetery grounds and excavation for burials.

Lot purchases

Lot purchases and interment arrangements can be made by appointment through our administration department. Call 905-945-9634, ext. 2004, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday to reserve your time.

Resident cemetery rates

 Interment rates
All prices include 13% HST.

Interment – Single Depth

  • Adult: $1,579.11
  • Child/infant: $725.45
  • Cremated remains: $478.43
  • Cremation vault/companion urn: $494.04

Extra Charges

  • Lowering device and grave dressing: $486.24

Overtime (after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and before noon on Saturday)

  • Single depth: $725.45
  • Double depth: $828.64
  • Cremated remains: $262.66

Overtime (Sundays and Holidays)

  • Single depth: $1,250.77
  • Double depth: $1,546.27
  • Cremated remains: $486.24

Transfer changes

  • Preparation of a transfer: $151.65
 Sale of plots
 

All prices include interment rights, care and maintenance and 13% HST.

  • 1 grave plot, flat marker: $1,876.16
  • 1 grave plot, upright monument: $1969.96
  • 2 grave plot, flat marker: $3,752.32
  • 2 grave plot, upright monument: $3,939.93
  • 3 grave plot, flat marker: $5,628.48
  • 3 grave plot, upright monument: $5909.92
  • Child/infant, flat marker: $805.18
  • Child/infant, upright monument: $844.27
  • Cremation, single: $562.82
  • Cremation, double: $1,117.90
  • Cremation, Family Mountain Cemetery: $1,876.16
  • Veterans: $789.96
 Columbarium niche rates
A columbarium niche is a wall which contains many cremation niches, designed to hold urns. The Grimsby Mountain Cemetery is home to a columbarium niche wall.

Grimsby Resident Rates

Columbarium/Niche

All prices include a 15% care and maintenance fee, and 13% HST.

  • Top Row (6): $3,337.10
  • Top Row (5): $3,615.20
  • Top Row (4): $3,615.20
  • Top Row (3): $3,615.20
  • Top Row (2): $3,198.05
  • Bottom Row (1): $2,641.90

Only as supplied by the Town of Grimsby

All prices include 13% HST.

  • Bronze flower vase, wreath and plaque: $483.65
  • Granite name and date plate, initial engraving: $302.25
  • Granite name and date plate, subsequent change: $145.10
  • Opening and closing: $60.45


Non-resident Cemetery rates

 Interment rates for non-residents 
All prices include 13% HST.

Interment – Single Depth

  • Adult: $2,368.63
  • Child/infant: $1,088.17
  • Cremated remains: $717.62
  • Cremation vault/companion urn: $741.09

Extra Charges

  • Lowering device and grave dressing: $486.24

Overtime (after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and before noon on Saturday)

  • Single depth: $725.45
  • Double depth: $828.64
  • Cremated remains: $262.66

Overtime (Sundays and Holidays)

  • Single depth: $1,250.77
  • Double depth: $1,546.27
  • Cremated remains: $486.24

Transfer changes

  • Preparation of a transfer: $151.65
 Sale of plots for non-residents 
 All prices include interment rights, care and maintenance and 13% HST.
  • 1 grave plot, flat marker: $2,814.24
  • 1 grave plot, upright monument: $2,954.94
  • 2 grave plot, flat marker: $5,628.48
  • 2 grave plot, upright monument: $5,909.92
  • 3 grave plot, flat marker: $8,442.75
  • 3 grave plot, upright monument: $8,864.71
  • Child/infant, flat marker: $1,207.77
  • Child/infant, upright monument: $1,266.40
  • Cremation, single: $844.28
  • Cremation, double: $1,676.82
  • Cremation, Family Mountain Cemetery: $2,814.24
  • Veterans: $1,181.98
 Columbarium niche rates for non-residents 
A columbarium niche is a wall which contains many cremation niches, designed to hold urns. The Grimsby Mountain Cemetery is home to a columbarium niche wall.

Non-Resident Rates 

Columbarium/Niche

All prices include a 15% care and maintenance fee, and 13% HST.

  • Top Row (6): $5,005.65
  • Top Row (5): $5,422.80
  • Top Row (4): $5,422.80
  • Top Row (3): $5,422.80
  • Top Row (2): $4,797.15
  • Bottom Row (1): $3,962.85

Only as supplied by the Town of Grimsby

All prices include 13% HST.

  • Bronze flower vase, wreath and plaque: $725.45
  • Granite name and date plate, initial engraving: $453.40
  • Granite name and date plate, subsequent change: $217.65
  • Opening and closing: $90.70


Interments

When can interments take place?

Interments are performed during regular business hours of 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Any interments performed outside these hours are subject to applicable overtime charges. Interments are not performed on Sundays unless there are special circumstances.

Interment rights

It is common for people to think they own the land, but actually they do not. What they have purchased is the rights to be buried there. This is called Interment Rights, which also includes erecting memorialization in accordance with current by-laws. You own these rights forever. Plot, cremation spaces, or any other interment right will never be re-sold.

Written permission

Someone else in your family may use the grave you have purchased, as long as the individual who holds the interment rights gives written permission.

Cremated remains

The Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act states that you can only scatter cremated remains (ashes) in a licensed cemetery. Permission must be obtained from whomever owns the land (whether public or private).

Care and Maintenance

Care and Maintenance Fund

When an interment right is purchased a portion is set aside for the care and maintenance of the cemetery. This amount can be up to 50% depending on the plot chosen. The cemetery uses the interest from this account to carry out the care and maintenance. This way cemetery property may be cared for forever.

No annual fees are required

The amount for ongoing care and maintenance is included in the purchase price; therefore, no annual fees are required. When a marker/monument is purchased, there is a one-time care and maintenance fee depending on the type and size of the marker selected

Maintenance issues

The staff at the Cemetery will be able to assist with any maintenance issues. If staff is not available at the cemetery, feel free to call 905-945-9201 or 905-945-9634. You can also visit us at the Town Hall.

Wreaths, plantings and ornamentation

Wreaths must be removed from all plots in the cemetery by no later than April 1 each calendar year. They may go on a plot as of Oct. 15 of each calendar year.

Any type of plantings or ornamentation must adhere to By-laws for the subject cemetery.

There are restrictions governing the placement of memorials on cemetery plots, which vary between cemeteries and between various areas within the cemetery. Please contact the cemetery office for more information.

Questions

Can I sell my pre-purchased plot?

No. The Town's by-law prohibits the private resale of interment rights. However, should you choose not to use your interment rights, the cemetery will be pleased to buy them back from you, in accordance with provincial law, or you may transfer your interment rights to a third party for a nominal charge through the cemetery office.

Care and Maintenance

Care and Maintenance is non-refundable after 30 days

Buying back plots

Process of buying back plots:

  1. Plot seller gets the current interment rights value
  2. Less the Care & Maintenance paid at the time of original purchase to 40% (if they paid 50%, we can only ask them for 40%)
  3. Less applicable taxes paid at the time of purchase
  4. When the plot is resold, only the difference between the sold back Care and Maintenance and the new charges go into Care and Maintenance
  5. The rest back to the general cemetery fund

Does the Town of Grimsby have sections where veterans and their partners can be buried?

Yes. Queen's Lawn Cemetery has designated areas for veterans and their partners. Veterans' sections are available to both Canadian and Allied veterans

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