Graveside ceremony attendance limit has been increased to 20 people, with mandatory masking and 2 metre physical distancing. Funeral receptions are still not allowed. Indoor interment gatherings are restricted to up to 10 people.
With the provincial measures recently announced, Municipal Cemeteries has both walk-in services (payments/map requests) and in-person appointments available at Beechmount, South Haven and Mount Pleasant. We request all patrons and clients to abide by all Government of Alberta health protocols and posted signage.
Once the edge of the city’s limits, now bisected by a busy thoroughfare, this cemetery contains the city’s oldest and most architecturally diverse monuments.
Graves in the Edmonton Cemetery are oriented east and west, while graves in the Catholic Cemetery are oriented north and south.
Many of Edmonton’s original settlers and founders are buried here and you may recognize their names as Edmonton schools, neighbourhoods, and roadways. Within this cemetery is the Military Field of Honour, established in 1922. Marker stones are laid out with no distinctions between rank or file of the veterans. A mausoleum was completed in the fall of 1930 – where Emily Murphy of the Famous Five is buried.