Yes! However, as per the Province of Alberta Cemeteries Act, municipalities are only required to pay back 85% of the current market value of the plot and all other pre-paid fees will be forfeited.
The City of Wetaskiwin will require a letter in writing of your intention to sell your plot back to the City of Wetaskiwin and proof of ownership before proceeding with any reimbursement (deed, proof of executor of the estate, etc.).
Call the Public Works office at 780.361.4436 for more details.
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The City of Wetaskiwin has two cemeteries:
The City of Wetaskiwin required three (3) full business days for burial requests.
Call the Public Works office at 780.361.4436 to schedule.
The fee schedule is listed on the City of Wetaskiwin Cemeteries page.
Call the Public Works office at 780.361.4436 for more information.
Yes! We allow up to four (4) urns (cremations) to to interred with an already occupied lot. The only exception is if the person who is already buried in a plot is a Veteran. Spouses are the only ones allowed to be buried on a Veteran plot.
Call the Public Works office for more information at 780.361.4436.
No! For any cremation burials, please contact the Public Works office at 780.361.4436 (as per City Bylaw 1880-17 & 1883-17).
Visit the City of Wetaskiwin Cemeteries page for more details.
For any full body burials, please contact a licensed Funeral Home (as per the Province of Alberta Cemeteries Act).
The Wetaskiwin Cemetery (north of the water tower) only has Mausoleum Vaults available for sale.
The Wetaskiwin Memorial Cemetery (south of the hospital) has full body and cremation plots, and Columbarium niches available for purchase.
Yes! Contact the Public Works office at 780.361.4436 to arrange to have a staff member from the Public Works department show you what is available.
You will need:
The funeral home should provide that for you at no cost.
You will have to contact a Monument company as the City of Wetaskiwin does not install monuments. There is a Monument Permit that is required for all new monuments and inscription changes.
See the City of Wetaskiwin Cemeteries page for more details, or call the Public Works office at 780.361.4436.
If you have already purchased a full body plot, but you have changed your plans to include a cremation rather than a full body burial, you may still use your plot for a cremation interment. However, you can only have up to two (2) urns interred on the plot.
Basic engraving on the door of the niche is included, as well as opening and closing of the niche door.
Perpetual Care will be an additional cost.
Perpetual Care is a one-time fee that is charged per interment to help cover the cost of maintenance and care of the cemeteries (mowing, snow removal, etc.).