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COVID-19 Update (June 19 2020)

Art Smith, Director of Cemeteries, has released an update regarding the COVID-19 pandemic related to cemetery operations. Please click here to read it.


June 18, 2020

Please be advised that the temporary barricades at cemetery entrances are now being removed, providing regular access to our grounds. Mausoleums remain closed to visitors at this time. Please continue to check back for further updates.

Water Taps at Gate of Heaven Cemetery

We are happy to report that the water system at Gate of Heaven Cemetery has been repaired and the water taps are available for use. We are extremely grateful for your patience while they were out of service.

We are Open to Serve You

During these unprecedented times, we remain committed to serving our families. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one or are contemplating pre-arrangements for yourself or a family member, our staff can be contacted and a full range of services can be provided at one of our cemetery locations, or, if you prefer, you can reach us via telephone or email. We ask that all families call ahead to make an appointment.

We have implemented a number of measures to help protect the health and safety of our families and staff. Our locations are being continually cleaned and sanitized between appointments, and our staff are equipped with the necessary personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.


For the most recent information regarding COVID-19 and cemetery operations, please click the link at the top of the webpage.

Holy Family Catholic Cemetery Now Open

We are pleased to announce that Holy Family Catholic Cemetery, located at the corner of Bronte Road and Lower Base Line, is now open. For more information, or to arrange a visit, please call our office at 1-800-661-5985, or visit the Holy Family Cemetery page of our website:

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Coyote Sightings at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

We have experienced a number of coyote sightings at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Burlington. Please remain vigilant when visiting the cemetery. For more information on coyotes, please visit the City of Burlington's website.

Ongoing Events

Memorial Masses

These Masses are held the second Tuesday of every month at 4:30 pm at Our Lady of Victory Mausoleum on Plains Road. The names of all those interred at one of the Hamilton/Burlington Catholic Cemeteries within the previous month are available to be read in the Book of Life, and will be read aloud. The next-of-kin receive an invitation in the mail and all family and friends are welcome to attend.

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