The City of Owen Sound's Greenwood Cemetery is located on about 40 acres of land on the south westerly outskirts of the city. Surrounded by tall, stately maples and cedar hedges, a heavily wooded ravine runs diagonally through the centre of the cemetery. It is a traditional cemetery with areas for both upright memorials and flat markers. The original house is now used as a cemetery office; a maintenance complex for storing grounds equipment is located behind the house.
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Greenwood Cemetery opened to the public in 1854. In 1927, a Mausoleum was constructed on the grounds. Its exterior is covered in Indiana Limestone and the interior is finished with Italian Marble. The Mausoleum features several beautiful stained glass windows and has a large centre chapel for use during the winter months.
A section of the cemetery west of the Mausoleum was developed and landscaped in 1962. Known as the Memorial Gardens, flowering crab trees and evergreen shrubs are planted throughout the section. A small cemetery chapel, which has most recently been used as a workshop and office, will be undergoing future restoration.
All cemeteries in Ontario are regulated by the Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations. The regulations set forth in the Cemeteries Act ensure the rights of the public are protected.
Separate from the provincial regulations, each cemetery is allowed to set its own by-laws governing its operations. The focus of the by-laws is to ensure the cemetery is run effectively; the by-laws must be approved by the Ministry of Consumer & Commercial Relations.
For more information, please see the Greenwood Cemetery By-law.
Greenwood Cemetery is a place for the living--please come and visit.
Cemetery Office Hours Flexible. 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Please call to make an appointment.
Visitation is daily from sun up to sundown.
Mausoleum Access Hours
May 1st to September 7th (every year)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Other times by appointment--please call 519-376-3203
Download Map of Greenwood Cemetery (East Side Only) (Large File - 37 MB)
For further information, please contact:
- The Department of Public Works: 376-4274
- Greenwood Cemetery: 376-3203
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org