Pregnancy and Infant Loss Memorial

Date: Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 1pm 

Memorial Service: 
Hainstock's Funeral Home
9810 34 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 6L1

Graveside ceremony to follow
Our Lady of Peace Cemetery
4814 Meridian Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T6P 1R3

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Program

The hospitals in the Edmonton area in conjunction with various funeral homes, Edmonton Catholic Cemeteries and City of Edmonton Cemeteries offer services for the interment of babies who have passed away prior to going home from the hospital.

Families who have lost a baby, no matter what the age of gestation, are able to participate in the pregnancy and infant program. The burial takes place approximately three months after the passing, however due to confidentiality, families are not permitted to attend the actual burial. Babies are placed into individual ornamental chests and will share the burial site with other babies. Funeral homes and cemeteries rotate in handling these burials at no cost to the families.  

After the burial has taken place, you may contact the cemetery to view the burial site. Memorialization options, such as a name plaque are available; however, there are costs associated. Please contact the cemetery for more information.

  • Passings on years ending with odd numbers (for example 2023, 2025): Burials are conducted by Edmonton Catholic Cemeteries located at Our Lady of Peace 4814 Meridian St NW, Edmonton. Please note the Graveside Ceremony at Our Lady of Peace (Edmonton Catholic Cemeteries) is on the even year (for example 2024, 2026).
  • Passings on years ending with even numbers (for example 2024, 2026): Burials are conducted by City of Edmonton Cemeteries located at Northern Lights Cemetery, 15203 Campbell Road. Graveside Ceremony at the Northern Lights (City of Edmonton Cemeteries) is on the odd year (for example 2023, 2025).

For further information and/or confirmation of Memorial Service date and location please contact the Regional Bereavement Coordinator at 780-735-4506

Private Family Service

At the time of the baby’s passing, the parents may decline the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Program and may contact a funeral home and cemetery to arrange for a private funeral and cemetery services on their own.