Innisfail Cemetery

Cemetery

The Innisfail Cemetery grounds are owned and maintained by the Town of Innisfail. This beautiful, peaceful, and well cared-for site is located on Lakewood Drive, on the North West side of town.

Cemetery Fees and Interment Information

Fees for grave opening and closing may vary for many reasons, including the type of burial, the time of year, the time of the day, and the day of the week. Opening and closing of graves should ideally take place between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Additional fees will apply for burials taking place after 3:30 pm on a Saturday, or on a Statutory Holiday. There are no burials on Sundays.

Burial Orders must reach the Town Office two full business days (48 hours) prior to the burial. Permits must be obtained from the Town of Innisfail for all interments, disinterments, and monument placements.

Cemetery Permit Application (PDF)

Cemetery Fee Schedule (PDF)

Monuments

Please keep in mind that restrictions apply regarding the size, location, and material used making the monuments.

Maintenance of monuments is the responsibility of the family of the deceased.

For current cemetery fees, or additional information, please contact the Town Office at 403-227-3376.

Commonwealth War Graves

Hidden in the far south section of the Innisfail Cemetery are 15 Commonwealth War Graves. Thirteen World War Two graves are located in one border, while two separate World War One graves are found in the southeast portion of the cemetery. IMG 12871

Each season, the Town of Innisfail partners with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) to beautify and maintain the 15 graves. The Town agrees to maintain the border to standards set out by the commission. This includes the mowing of the turf, and designing, planting and maintaining the flowers within the border from May to October. The Town receives a horticultural maintenance fee annually, from the CWGC for costs associated with the border. The border is inspected annually by a horticulture inspecting officer, who recommends improvements necessary to elevate the level of care.

The leading spirit in the genesis of CWGC was Gertrude Jekyll, a late 19th/early 20th century leading British horticulturist. The overall aim behind the horticultural design is to give the effect of a garden rather than the common concept of a cemetery. It would be a place where those who made the ultimate sacrifice and those who visit their graves would feel at home. The manifest care with which the cemeteries are tended should also bear witness to the fact that the sacrifice of those who lie is still remembered.

The border matures mid to late summer with a combination of perennials and annuals. The next time you are exploring Innisfail’s parks and trails, make an effort the stop and enjoy the border. 

There are 55 major CWGS horticultural sites in Canada, seven in the United States, and three in the Caribbean. Innisfail and Red Deer are the only participating cemeteries in Alberta.