Cemetery

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Cemetery

Cemetery Location 
King Street & Highway #9
Phone: (306) 786-1756

Office Location

455 Broadway Street West (Gallagher Centre)
Office Hours - Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CST
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST
Phone: (306) 786-1750
Fax: (306) 786-6880
Email:


History

In 1892, a company was formed to establish a cemetery at the end of Agricultural Avenue.  The first cemetery was located east of Borden Street, in the grounds behind Queen Victoria Cottage Hospital, between Agricultural and Assiniboia Avenues. A new cemetery location - the present day site, was decided upon in 1896.  In December of 1901, the Cemetery Company was disbanded and the responsibility was transferred to the Town of Yorkton. 

General Information

A cemetery is a special place for remembering, reflecting and celebrating the life of a loved one.  The City of Yorkton cemetery provides a lasting memorial and a permanent tribute to loved ones, and ensure long term maintenance is carried out accordingly, to high quality standards.

The City of Yorkton Cemetery offers several choices for both casket and cremation interments.

Cemetery Schedule K
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Recovery of Unused Prearranged Burial Lots

Community Development, Parks & Recreation is in the process of recovering unused prearranged lots in the Cemetery that were purchased prior to 1950.

In accordance with Section 52 of The Cemeteries Act, 1999, the City of Yorkton may apply to the provincial registrar for a declaration that the interment rights in a lot have been abandoned. The registrar may declare the interment rights to be abandoned if the registrar is satisfied that:

  • The lot has not been used for interment purposes;
  • The City has not heard from the buyer, or the buyers person representative, for 20 years;
  • Reasonable efforts to locate the buyer or the buyers representative have failed.

Cemetery Map

City of Yorkton Cemetery Map

Cemetery Bylaw

City of Yorkton Cemetery Bylaw 03/2017

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Fees & Charges

Plots 2017 Fee 2018 Fee 2019 Fee
The following plots are broken down as follows: Perpetual Care - 15% Included in Plot Price
Traditional 48" Plot - Hill $1,250.00 $1,450.00 $1,550.00
Traditional 36" Plot - Hill $950.00 $1,090.00 $1,165.00
Traditional Plot - Meadow $1,450.00 $1,650.00 $1,750.00
Cremation Plot - Hill $500.00 $525.00 $550.00
Cremation Plot - Meadow $800.00 $825.00 $850.00
Child Plot - Hill Only $500.00 $525.00 $550.00
       
Opening and Closing      
Adult Traditional $1,250.00 $1,450.00 $1,550.00
Child Traditional $500.00 $525.00 $550.00
Adult Cremation $475.00 $500.00 $525.00
Columbarium $150.00 $175.00 $200.00
  Winter Surcahrge $150.00 $175.00 $200.00
       
Columbarium
     
The following plots are broken down as follows: Perpetual Care - 15% Included in Plot Price
  Fee includes the cost of plaque inscribing      
  Niche - Middle $2,300.00 $2,400.00 $2,500.00
  Niche - Bottom/Top $2,100.00 $2,200.00 $2,300.00
        
Surcharges      
Saturday Funerals $450.00 $475.00 $500.00
Stat Holidays   $980.00 $980.00 $980.00
Late Fee (per 1/2 hour after 4:00 p.m.)   $100.00 $100.00 $125.00
  Administrative Fee $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
       
Removal of Remains      
Regular $1,250.00 $1,450.00 $1,550.00
Cremation Remains $475.00 $500.00 $525.00
       
Monuments      
  Monument Permit $150.00 $150.00 $150.00
  Oversize Monuiment Fee $525.00 $550.00 $575.00
       
All prices include GST.
Fees listed are effective January 1st
 

Monuments

  • The die of a monument shall be constructed of granite, marble and/or bronze and must conform to the City of Yorkton Cemetery Bylaw.
  • All monument contractors must possess a Yorkton Business License.
  • No monuments or markers shall be installed without an appointment and permit for installation.
  • The City does not provide maintenance for private memorials or the memorialization on the memorials.

Flowers and Other Memorial Items

  • Cut flowers, including artificial flowers, and/or fraternal emblems shall be permitted, provided that the flower container and/or emblem is permanently secured to the base. 
  • Funeral deisngs and/or floral pieces will be removed from any grave after a period of ten (10) days or if they are wilted.
  • All items placed in the cemetery by the public will be at their own risk.

Cemetery Walking Tour

A self-guided walking tour of the City of Yorkton Cemetery gives visitors a chance to experience the unique history of the area. To guide you along the pathways of this beautifully treed 10.5 acres, a book containing 28 sites has been prepared and can be purchased for $3.00. You can purchase the walking tour book at Yorkton City Hall on Third Avenue; at Tourism Yorkton on Highway 9, accross from the Cemetery; and at the Western Development Museum on Highway 16, just west of Gladstone Avenue. The complete tour will take about one hour and a half, but can be shortened. Stroll at your leisure, as you follow the trail outlines on the book's map. There are benches at various locations in the cemetery where a visitor can rest. On the tour you will meet many of the early pioneers, and some of the more contemporary figures of Yorkton and area; all interesting and colourful personalities. In the process, much of the region's history will be revealed. A millennium project, this cemetery tour book has been compiled by the City of Yorkton Municipal Heritage Advisory Sub-Commission.

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