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The Municipality of Kincardine Cemeteries Administration Office is located at 294 Bruce Avenue, in the Kincardine Cemetery, and is open annually from April 1st to October 31. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. During this time, you can contact the office at 519-396-8496 with general cemetery inquiries.

Making Arrangements

Contact Cemetery Records at the Municipal Administration Centre at 519-396-3468 ext. 7122 for assistance with:

  • Arranging a burial
  • Making an appointment
  • Obtaining information or a copy of the Cemetery By-Law
  • Purchasing full burial lots, cremation lots, and columbarium niches
  • Searching for a grave location

Maintenance and operation

Seasonal maintenance at our cemeteries is completed from April 1st to October 31st each year.

Winter operations (December 1st to March 31st) are performed based upon request including off-season burial. No other maintenance is performed during this time.

In the Municipality of Kincardine, our active cemeteries are licensed by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO). They have a Consumer Information Guide with information you may find helpful.

Active Cemeteries

Kincardine Cemetery

Tiverton Cemetery

Port Bruce Cemetery

Frequently Asked Questions

If the answer to your question isn't found below, please contact the Municipality of Kincardine's Cemeteries Administration Office at 519-396-8946 or, outside of their seasonal operation (April 1st to October 1st), contact the Municipal Administration Centre at 519-396-3468 ext. 7122.

Municipality of Kincardine Cemeteries are open daily, seven days a week, from 7 a.m. until sundown. Cemetery roads are not maintained during winter months, unless there is a burial.

Details about what is appropriate to place or plant at a grave in a Municipality of Kincardine Cemetery are found in the Cemetery By-Law, items 3.2 and 3.6. 

All items are subject to the approval of the Cemetery Lead Hand.

Arrange a meeting with the cemetery to view the areas available by calling the Cemetery Lead Hand at 519-396-8496.

Ground Burials

At all three active cemeteries, you can purchase single graves that accommodate one casket and four (4) cremated remains.


At the Kincardine and Port Bruce Cemeteries you can purchase cremation burial graves, which accommodate two (2) cremated remains.

The Kincardine and Tiverton Cemeteries have columbaria, which are above ground structures specially designed to hold containers of cremated remains. A niche is an individual compartment in a columbarium that accommodates up to three (3) cremated remains, which must be approved by the Cemetery Lead Hand.

Only the person whose name is on the deed has the right to be buried or allow any burials in that grave.

Please see our Cemetery Price List for pricing. This information can also be found in Schedule D of our 2024 Rates and Fees By-Law.

Transferring ownership of a deed is unique for every transaction. Please contact us at 519-396-3468 ext. 7122 so we can assist you with this.

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

For more details, please call the Cemetery Lead Hand at 519-396-8496.

You can also refer to schedules A, B, and C of the Cemetery By-law for more information.

More information about funerals and burials in Ontario is available from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario and in the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act.

Inactive Cemeteries

Peaceful spaces rich with history, the Municipality of Kincardine's inactive cemeteries are good places for genealogical studies or a quiet spot to reflect.

  • Armow Methodist - 777 Concession 7, Armow
  • Bervie Anglican - 4896 Highway 9, Bervie
  • Bervie Presbyterian - 4776 Highway 9, Bervie
  • Bervie United Old Methodist - 4895 Highway 9, Bervie
  • Evangelical United Brethren - Concession 4 Pt. Lot 11
  • Evans Cemetery - Concession 2, Lot 31
  • McKay Cemetery - Concession 2, Pt. Lot 34
  • Presbyterian Church, Glammis - Concession 12, Pt. Lot 34
  • Queen Hill - Concession 14 Pt. Lot 18
  • Shiloh Community (Old Willow Creek) - Concession 5, Lot 23
  • Thede Cemetery - Concession 14, Lot 24

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