Frequently Asked Questions

Can cremated remains be buried in an existing family grave?

Yes, providing the person who holds the rights to the grave gives permission (or their immediate heirs). There may or may not be room for an additional name on the grave marker; occasionally people order a new marker to add an additional name.

Are there annual maintenance fees?

No. Provincial legislation requires that a fixed portion of the price of a grave be placed into a special care and maintenance trust fund. The income from this fund is used to maintain the grave in perpetuity.

How do I find my relative's grave?

The fastest way is to contact our main administrative office in Burlington by telephone:

  • 1-800-661-5985
  • Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Saturday 8:00am-3:30pm

How soon can a headstone or flat marker be put on a grave?

A headstone or flat marker can be ordered and placed either pre-need or after the burial. The time frame for installation varies widely, depending on what you choose and the time of year. Please note, if you have an existing headstone, additional inscription cannot be done in the winter months.

The placement of the headstone or marker is not affected by the settling of the grave.

A temporary grave marker can be purchased, which is placed within 10 working days of the interment.

Do I need to purchase a grave liner?

Grave liners are strongly recommended for all casket interments. Using a grave liner creates a secure surrounding for the casket, with little chance of the grave settling or sinking over the years.

A grave liner is a concrete container that is placed into the open grave at the time of burial. The casket is then lowered into the concrete liner, and a lid is installed to completely enclose the casket. The grave is then filled in.

Devereaux Cemetery sells a very reasonably-priced grave liner.

How many people can be interred in one adult, full-size grave?

A maximum of four people can be buried in a single grave. The combinations are as follows:

  • One casket burial and three cremation urns
  • Four cremation urns

Due to soil conditions, extra depth burial for caskets is not available.

How many people can be buried in a cremation grave?

A maximum of four single cremation urns can be placed in a cremation grave.

Who runs Devereaux Cemetery?

Devereaux Cemetery is owned and operated by The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. Devereaux Cemetery is located adjacent to Holy Redeemer Catholic Cemetery, but is operated as a separate entity. This arrangement is a partnership between the Town of Halton Hills and The Catholic Cemeteries.

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