Cemetery

City of Yorkton Cemetery Bylaw

Established in 1896, the City of Yorkton Cemetery is made up of the following five sections:

  • The Hill
  • The Meadow
  • Veteran's Section
  • Columbarium
  • Woodland Path

View our map of the City Cemetery to find where each section is located.

Office hours

Our Cemetery administration office is located in the Gallagher Centre.

Office hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you have any inquiries or concerns, please call 306-786-1750 or send us an email.

Cemetery location

Our City Cemetery is located off highway 9 South and King Street East.

Fees

Print a copy of our Cemetery fees and charges or view the pricing below. For more information about interment options, view our Cemetery bylaw.

 

Cemetery fees and charges

Plot Type

2021 Fees

Traditional - Hill 3 feet

$1,240

Traditional – Hill 4 feet

$1,905

Traditional – Meadow 4 feet

$2,050

Cremation – Hill

$950

Cremation – Meadow

$1,320

Child – Hill Only

$720

Infant – Hill Only

$290

Opening/Closing

Adult Traditional

$1,600

Child Traditional

$570

Cremation

$570

Columbarium Open/Close

$210

Columbarium

Niche – Middle

$2,880

Niche – Bottom and Top

$2,370

Surcharges (In addition to opening and closing fees)

Winter Open/Close (effective November 1st to April 30th)

$210

Saturday Service – Casket

$600

Saturday Service – Cremation

$290

STAT Holiday

$1,030

Multiple Service Fee

$310

After 4 p.m. (per half hour)

$210

Admin Fee

$105

Permits

Monument Permits

$210

Perpetual Care

Per Plot

25%

Additional Interment in Plot

15%

Burial Options

You have burial choices for both traditional and cremated remains.

We require the following with every interment booking:

  • A death, cremation or burial certificate for the deceased.
  • Interment Request from completed by Funeral Home or Family.
  • Permission from the legal plot owner to use the plot (if required)

All funeral processions will be under the control and supervision of the Cemetery Staff while within the Cemetery.

Please note:

  • 3 days notice (16 business hours) is required for winter interments.
  • 2 days notice (12 business hours) is required for summer interments.

Each standard plot can be used for one of the following:

  • 1 casket interment, or
  • 1 casket interment and 3 cremated remains (casket interment must take place first), or
  • 3 cremated remains.

Anyone requesting the use of an already occupied plot will need to provide the City with permission from the legal plot owner before the interment takes place.

Flowers and Memorials

Artificial flowers, decorations, wreaths or natural flowers must be placed in secured flower holders or vases affixed to the monument.

Flowers and decorations for interments are allowed for 10 days after the interment. After 10 days, the items will be removed.

Cemetery staff do spring clean up in May and fall clean up in October. Any items not placed in secured flower holders or vases affixed to the monument will be removed without notice and placed at the shop for 30 days to be claimed.

Anything that is an obstacle to convenient and safe mowing of the grass, snow removal and/or cemetery maintenance will also be removed.

All items placed in the cemetery by the public shall be at their own risk. The City accepts no responsibility to any damaged or missing items.

Monuments

The City of Yorkton does not offer monument services. Contact the following local businesses for monument services:

A Monument Permit is required to be submitted for every marker installation. You can send your application through a monument company to the City.

Niche engraving or additional engraving of a name or date on an existing monument does not require a permit but the engraving must meet any cemetery regulations.

Locate a loved one

Visitors can locate grave sites within the City of Yorkton Cemetery.

LOCATE A GRAVE SITE

If you would like more help with your search, contact us at 306-786-1750.

Commemoration benches

Commemoration benches are a long lasting way to commemorate a person after they pass. Benches can be placed throughout the city.

Recovery of unused prearranged lots

The City of Yorkton will buy back vacant lots, not used by families, to use land efficiently. Contact us if you do not intend to use your plot.

Cemetery self guided walking tour

The City of Yorkton Cemetery has a rich history for you to explore. Cemetery walking tour books are available at City Hall, Tourism Yorkton and the Western Development Museum.