Cemeteries

There are six cemeteries in Highlands East, two historic and four with plots available.

Masks remain a requirement for funeral services as of March 1, 2022.

Cemeteries with plots available

McGillivray Cemetery

1443 Upper Paudash Road (Geographic Township of Cardiff)

Operator Licence #CM-01136

Deer Lake Cemetery

Loop Road south of Highland Grove (Geographic Township of Cardiff)

Operator Licence #CM-01135

South Wilberforce Cemetery

Columbarium Niches Available (see below)

1468 South Wilberforce Road (Geographic Township of Monmouth)

Operator Licence #CM-01151

Gooderham Cemetery

McColl Road east of Gooderham off County Road 503 (Geographic Township of Glamorgan)

Operator Licence #CM-01143

Historic Cemeteries

Essonville Cemetery & Heritage Church

1284 Essonville Line (Geographic Township of Monmouth)

Operator Licence #CM-01150

Gooderham Pioneer Cemetery

Mill Street and Gooderham Street (Geographic Township of Glamorgan)

Columbarium Niches

Niches are for sale in the Columbarium located at the South Wilberforce Cemetery. The Columbarium looks over Wilbermere Lake and is located in the old section of the cemetery. One niche is 12 inches by 12 inches and will hold a maximum of two cremated remains. 

Consumer Information GuideLicensed by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario

A Guide to Death Care has been published by the Bereavment Authority of Ontario and is available for download at their website.

Forms

Feel free to review and/or complete the consent and contract forms listed below before contacting us. 

Costs and fees

  • Sub-totals shown are subject to HST.
  • Resident and Non-Resident fees apply. Resident means an individual(s) that own property within the Municipality of Highlands East.
  • Weekday means from Monday to Friday.
Full Burial Rates for Sale of Interment Rights and Care & Maintenance
TypeInterment RightsCare & Maintenance*Sub-Total
Single Plot, Resident $570.00 $380.00 $950.00
Single Plot, Non-Resident $970.00 $646.67 $1,616.67
Social Service Interment**      $1300.00

* Care & Maintenance cost is the greater of 40% of the Sub-Total or $290.00 as per FBCSA.

** This fee is paid for by Ontario Works for qualified recipients and includes the cost of opening and closing the grave.

Columbarium Costs for Interment Rights and Care & Maintenance
Interment RightsCare & Maintenance*Sub-Total
$782.00 $165.00 $947.00

* Care & Maintenance cost is the greater of 15% of the Sub-Total or $165 as per FBCSA.

Scattering Costs for Interment Rights and Care & Maintenance (South Wilberforce Cemetery Only)
TypeInterment RightsCare & Maintenance*Sub-Total
Single Scattering $150.00 $115.00 $265.00
Multiple Scattering $255.00 $45.00 $300.00
No Rights Holders $30.00 $0.00 $30.00

* Care & Maintenance cost is the greater of 40% of the Sub-Total or $115 for single and 15% of the Sub-Total or $30 for multiple as per FBCSA.

Weekday Interment and Disinterment Opening and Closing Costs
Type of BurialSub-Total
Casket, Resident $500.00
Casket, Non-Resident $600.00
Cremation, Resident $200.00
Cremation, Non-Resident $250.00
Scattering, Single $100.00
Scattering, Multiple $200.00
Scattering, No Rights Holder* $25.00
Casket Disinterment $750.00
In Ground Cremation Disinterment $375.00
Columbarium Cremation Disinterment $300.00

* This cost is for Weekday and Saturday as per FBCSA.

Monument Administration and Care & Maintenance Fees
ItemAdmin FeeCare & Maintenance*Sub-Total
Flat (less than 173 square inches) $100.00 None $100.00
Flat (more than 173 square inches) $150.00 $100.00 $250.00
Upright (less than 4 feet in any dimension, including the base) $150.00 $200.00 $350.00
Upright (more than 4 feet in any dimension, including the base) $200.00 $400.00 $600.00

* Care & Maintenance cost as per FBCSA. Monument Directors need to deposit, with the Municipality of Highlands East, the required contribution to the Care and Maintenance Fund for Markers before to installing the marker or monument.

Other Service Fees for Monuments, Niches and Scattering
ItemSub-Total
Foundation Installation $300.00
Marker/Monument Staking $75.00
Corner Stones (Four six inch by six inch granite corner stones. Includes engraving of one line of lettering, maximum nine letters, on each corner stone plus installation.) $180.00
Corner Stone Installation (for stones purchased by third party) $40.00
Weekend & Holiday Charges, Winter Burials and Other Fees
ItemSub-Total*
Saturday Interment (Casket, Cremation, Niche) $200.00
Sunday or Holiday Interment (Casket, Cremation, Niche) $400.00
Saturday Interment (Scattering) $100.00
Sunday or Holiday Interment (Scattering) $200.00
Weekday Winter Interment** $1125.00
Saturday Winter Interment** $1225.00
Sunday or Holiday Winter Interment** $1375.00
Initial Columbarium Engraving $290.00
Final Columbarium Engraving (Deceased Date) $240.00

* Interment prices are per medical certificate.

** Additional contractor fees may apply.

Winter burials

Winter burials are not performed unless a medical certificate is provided.

Spring clean-up

Spring cemetery clean up starts in early May but can be delayed by weather conditions and burial scheduling.

For more information

Please contact the Municipal Office at 705-448-2981 for information on burial records, sales, plots, niches, interments, headstones and foundations.