Transcript for Municipal Cemeteries video
The City of Winnipeg’s Cemeteries Branch maintains and operates three cemeteries and provides dignified interment services for everyone. I’m Brett Shenback, Cemeteries Administrator for the City of Winnipeg.
Each cemetery is located in a park-like setting and offers traditional in-ground interments and a wide range of choices for cremation interments, including: in-ground burial plots; above ground niches; granite memory stones; scattering gardens; and family estates.
Brookside, is one of the oldest cemeteries in Winnipeg, with its first interment having taken place in 1878. It is also one of the largest in the region and is the final resting place of more than 100,000 people, including politicians, noted athletes, and decorated war heroes.
Within Brookside is one of the largest and most significantly designed Military Fields of Honour to be found in Canada. More than 10,000 Upright Military monuments commemorate the Veterans, Service Men, Service Women, and War Heroes interred here. The Field of Honour is also home to many significant memorials, including the only Commonwealth War Graves Commission ‘Stone of Remembrance’ in Canada.
Transcona Cemetery is located on the east side of the city, and is viewed by many as the community’s cemetery. It offers all forms of interment and a Field of Honour where Veterans of WWI and WWII, and Service Men and Women are interred.
St Vital Cemetery is nestled along the Red River, and connected to the adjacent St. Vital Park by a river walk trail. This cemetery includes a vast cremation gardens area, which provides a multitude of cremation interment options.
Each of the City of Winnipeg cemeteries has a separate Perpetual Care Fund established to assure the maintenance of the cemetery grounds in perpetuity. This ensures that our commitment to care for you, your family and friends is forever.
Knowledgeable Customer Service Advisors are available to assist with pre-planning or immediate-need interment arrangements. They can also assist you with memorial selection and design.
For more information, visit winnipeg.ca/cemeteries or call 204-986-4348.