Cemetery

Unused Lots

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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.

  • Casket: single, double, triple and quadruple plots are available for casket interments.
  • Cremation: single in-ground cremation plots and above-ground columbarium niches are available.
  • A standard plot can be used for a total of three interment, which can be a combination of the following:
    • One casket and two cremation interments (casket interment must be first), or
    • Three cremation interments
  • Niche compartments can accommodate a maximum of two cremation urns.
  • For all casket interments, the use of vaults, with a base, is mandatory.
  • A minimum 24 hours notice is required for all interments during the summer months and 48 hours notice is required for all interment during the winter months exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and Public /Statutory Holidays.
  • In accordance with the provisions of the City of Yorkton Cemetery Bylaw No. 17/2012, and any amendments, The Cemeteries Act 1999 and the Cemeteries Regulations, the City of Yorkton will provide long-term care for the cemetery grounds, interment plots and infrastructure-such as buildings, roads, trees and lighting.

Recovery of Unused Prearranged Burial Lots

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City of Yorkton Cemetery Brochure

City of Yorkton Columbarium Brochure

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Fees

Price of Plots 2016 Fee    
Graves - per plot $915.00    
Infant Community Grave $465.00    
       
Opening and Closing      
Adult Interment $1,010.00    
Cremation Interment $335.00    
Child's Grave (10 years and under) N/C    
       
Columbarium
Middle Three Rows
     
  Single Niche $2,150.00    
  Double Niche $2,975.00    
        
Columbarium
Top Row & Bottom Two Rows
     
  Single Niche $1,825.00    
  Double Niche $2,485.00    
       
Overtime Charges      
Late Fee (anything after 4:00 p.m.) $240.00    
Saturday Funeral (All Burials) $365.00    
Statutory Holidays (All Burials) $980.00    
       
Removal of Remains      
From Yorkton City Cemetery $1,080.00    
Cremation Remains $400.00    
       
Monument Permits $150.00    
       
Oversize Mounument Fee      
Minimum Charge $510.00    
       
Administrative Fee  
Applies to private transfer of plot(s).
$45.00    
 
Care and Maintenance Fee $230.00    
 

Non-Refundable Deposit

$50.00
Applies to Plots Purchased through Cemetery Payment Plan      
       
All prices include GST.
Fees listed are effective January 1, 2016
 

Monuments

  • All monuments installed 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 mnuments or markers shall be installed without obtaining a 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 or marker. 
  • 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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