Cemeteries and Genealogy

Have your say on Brantford Cemeteries

The City of Brantford is dedicated to ensuring our cemeteries meet the needs of our community, now and into the future. The development of a Brantford Cemeteries Master Plan is currently underway and we’re seeking input to help guide the future development, operation, care and maintenance of Brantford Cemeteries.  Residents are invited to share their ideas and provide feedback to help us understand the community’s interment and memorialization needs, ensuring we have the capacity and offerings to serve families for the next 25 years.

  • Share your ideas for each of the cemeteries under municipal management at letstalkbrantford.ca/Cemeteries.
  • Attend an in-person input session at the Brantford Farmers’ Market (79 Icomm Drive) on Saturday, June 8, 2024. Staff will be available to discuss any feedback and answer questions from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Have your say!

Brantford cemeteries

The City of Brantford operates and maintains five cemeteries:

Beth David Cemetery is not owned by the City. Email Beth David Cemetery if you have questions about this cemetery.

Cemetery office hours

The cemetery office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The office is closed daily from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cemetery services

We offer a variety of services to assist you:

View a current price list.

Recent changes to attendance at funerals 

We ask those that are unwell, those that have been exposed to an individual that has been unwell or those who have travelled out of country in the last two weeks not come to the cemetery office.

We recognize the sensitivities associated with these services and sincerely appreciate the support and understanding of residents in keeping our staff and the families we serve safe at this unprecedented time.

Find a loved one who is deceased 

If you are looking for a loved one, we can help. Contact our office with the full name of the deceased person and date of their death.

Looking to use existing interment rights

Please call our office if you are looking to use a loved one's lot for an interment and would like more information. 

BAO Consumer Information Guide

The BAO’s Consumer Information Guide: A Guide to Death Care in Ontario is a free consumer-protection information booklet. The guide is written for families and the public to know their rights and responsibilities before entering into contracts with organizations that are licensed under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002

View a copy of the BAO Consumer Information Guide.

Care and maintenance

We make sure that all of our cemeteries are properly maintained. We have special funds in place to ensure they are always well kept.

The Bereavement Authority of Ontario regulates cemetery operations in Ontario. The City of Brantford is legally required to follow the Funeral, Burial and Cremations Services Act.

A portion of your purchase of interment rights is used for the upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery and lots as per legislation.

A portion of every monument or marker payment is legislated to go to the maintenance of the markers and monuments.

Cemetery Operators License number CM00064

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