Losing a loved one can be a difficult and stressful time. The Town of Cochrane is dedicated to providing a supportive and caring environment for your cemetery needs. The Town is licensed to operate, maintain and regulate four (4) municipally owned cemeteries: Cochrane Catholic, Cochrane Civic, Clute Union, and Notre Dame des Oliviers (Genier).
Ontario’s Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 licences and regulates cemeteries, crematoriums, funeral establishments, burial sites, and the operations of transfer services. The Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) administers provisions of the act on behalf of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services as part of Consumer Protection Ontario. For general information regarding Death Care in Ontario, please refer to the Consumer Information Guide provided by the BAO.
For any questions, our staff will continue to assist you by telephone or email. We encourage you to submit a request on our online Citizen Issue/Request Submission portal which logs and contacts the appropriate staff for your inquiry. If you complete a submission, please select either Cemetery Inquiries (columbarium, plot purchases, by-law, etc.) or Cemetery Maintenance (stone repairs, lawn care, etc.).
The Town of Cochrane’s organization number is 3265082. Our license numbers are as follows:
- CM-00246 Clute Union Cemetery
- CM-00247 Genier Cemetery
- CM-00248 Cochrane Catholic Cemetery
- CM-00249 Cochrane Civic Cemetery
Annually, Council passes a by-law to adopt a schedule of user fees and service charges for the Town of Cochrane. Schedule B of By-law 1449-2021 includes cemetery service fees and charges effective April 1, 2021.
Cemetery Fees By-Law
Care & Maintenance
By-law 1274-2017 for the operation and management of municipally owned cemeteries provides information such as rules for visitors and care of lots, use of vault, rules for monuments and markers, rules for interment and disinterment, and much more.
Cemetery Operations By-Law
171 Fourth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Tel: 705-272-4361 ext. 228
More than ever before, loved ones are choosing cremation as an option. In comparison to a traditional burial, the inurnment of cremated remains in a columbarium is an affordable alternative.
A columbarium is a structure designed for the purpose of interring cremated human remains in niches or compartments. The Town of Cochrane currently has a columbarium in both the Roman Catholic and Cochrane Civic cemeteries. Each columbarium has 24 niches (a space in a columbarium wall to hold an urn). Each niche can hold up to 2 urns.
Please refer to the layout for further details.
Niche Plaque By-Law Amendment
By-law 1311-2018 provides details on the niche plaques.
The Town of Cochrane collaborates with our local funeral homes to help ease the process. The following are links to their websites for contact and general information.