The Town has started the process of re-opening facilities after the provincial government announced Stage 2 of the relaunch. The Municipal Centre is now open to the public (Council Chamber remains closed) with restrictions and safety protocols in place to maintain the health, safety & well-being of our patrons and staff. Learn more about... Read More
Cemetery Fees - The Okotoks Cemetery Resident Boundary Map aligns with the boundaries used by the Province of Alberta’s Vital Statistics department. The purchaser of a burial plot, columbarium niche, scattering of cremains, or a memorial wall plaque shall be deemed a:
- "Resident” means a person who is within the boundaries of the Municipal District of Foothills, a current property owner withing this service area or has lived within this service area for 10 consecutive years and currently resides elsewhere.
- “Non‐resident” when they have resided beyond the geographical boundaries of the Municipal District of Foothills.
Memorial Donations - The purpose of the Memorial Donation Program is to provide the opportunity for citizens to honour deceased loved ones, families or groups by having a park bench and/or a tree with a memorial plaque installed on municipal property.
Please call the Cemetery Administrator at 403-938-8958 for any questions.
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Cremation Garden Expansion 2017
Please be advised, construction of the cremation garden expansion will be starting the week of May 22 (after the Victoria Day holiday), weather permitting. Please watch for and obey any construction signage.
Any existing burial plots in this area will be protected during the works, if you would like to access a plot that is within the construction zone, please contact the Cemetery Administrator at 403-938-8958 and arrangements can be made to provide access.
Cemetery spring clean-up is done every year in order to maintain the appearance of our cemetery and ensure the safety of visitors and employees.
This clean up includes: litter control, seeding and leveling of interment sites, and removing all non-approved memorabilia throughout the cemetery that do not meet the requirements of the Cemetery By-law 26-84. This bylaw states:
18. No person shall:
e. place or deposit any glass encased wreath or any stand, holder, vase, receptacle, jar, bottle, or pot made of glass on any lot;
- We ask that family members clear the area around your family burial plot(s) to facilitate ongoing maintenance during the spring season.
- Collected items, other than perishable or deteriorated items, will be stored if not claimed, by mid-June each year.
Thank you for your cooperation! It is greatly appreciated.
For additional information regarding this event, please contact the Cemetery Administration Office by phone at 403-938-8958.
Detailed design is underway to expand the Okotoks Cremation Garden. This expansion will include a number of new cemetery services such as a scattering garden, family vessels, and memorial wall. Additional community columbaria will also be offered. Click here to see the draft site plan.
The Town of Okotoks is committed to providing quality cemetery services and as such commissioned LEES+Associates in the spring of 2016 to deliver a comprehensive Cemetery Land Needs Assessment that will provide a clear road map to guide the future development of the Town’s cemetery system and meet the needs of the community into the future. To read the full report, visit Town of Okotoks Cemetery Land Needs Assessment.
Prior to the 2016 Town of Okotoks Cemetery Land Needs Assessment, the 2008 Cemetery Enhancement Plan guided cemetery growth and development.
To learn more about the Okotoks cemetery history, visit the Heritage House and take the cemetery walking tour. To inquire about the Historical Monument or Cemetery Walking Tour, contact the Okotoks Museum & Archives.