Cemeteries

The Mount Forest Cemetery              

The Township of Wellington North owns and maintains the Mount Forest Cemetery located at 411257 Southgate Road 41, Mount Forest, Ontario. It is 1 kl from Mount Forest just off of Sligo Road East.

When you purchase a grave in the Mount Forest cemetery, you do not actually purchase the property, you purchase the right to be interred in the grave or columbarium niche you have selected. By purchasing interment rights you also ensure that the property is protected and cared for now and in the future.

Full size grave spaces, 3.5' wide x 12' length provide for the interment of one casket, or full size burial and one additional cremated remains. Families can purchase rights for one, two, three, four or more graves side by side.

The Mount Forest cemetery has three columbarium's with 48 niches each. Currently, niches are being sold in the new third columbarium. Each niche holds two cremation urns and is constructed of solid granite.

The Mount Forest Cemetery has added a Scattering Garden and if you would like more information about this option, please call the Municipal Office.

It is wise to plan ahead. We would be pleased to assist you with any questions you may have and advise you of your options and costs involved.

For more information regarding the Mount Forest Cemetery, please contact the Clerk's Office located at the Township of Wellington North Municipal Office in Kenilworth, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by phone at 519-848-3620.

A few facts......

The chapel was built in 1947 on the grounds of the Mount Forest cemetery where family and friends gathered for the service of a loved one.
• In winter, when burials are not possible, caskets are stored in the lower area of the chapel.
• Walk the beautiful grounds and read the inscriptions on the headstones to get a fascinating glimpse of family history.
• Research family members in the cemetery to find out where they are interred and the particulars around their burial.
• The first burial took place in 1816 in Willow Section.
• The cemetery averages about 50 burials a year. In 1907 there were 111 burials, 52 of which took place in November.