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These are some of our most commonly-asked questions about our cemetery services. If you have other questions not answered here, please email us or make an appointment by calling us at 403-223-5500 ext 5515.
  • Cemetery- Burials/Internments & Funeral Arrangements

    • How much notice do we need to have a burial/open a grave?

    • I want to plan my own burial arrangements. Do I have to use a funeral home?

    • Can I install my own vault or liner?

    • Do we have to use a vault or liner?

    • Does the Town sell vaults or liners?

    • How big are the graves?

    • How many interments can be placed in one grave?

    • How many urns can we inter in a grave?

    • What are green burials and do you allow them?

    • What days can interments take place?

    • What governs the rules of the cemetery?

    • Why is a vault or liner required?

  • Cemetery- Columbarium

    • What are the stone structures at the north end of Taber Memorial Gardens?

    • Can I purchase a niche in the Columbarium?

    • Who manages the Columbarium in Taber Memorial Gardens?

  • Cemetery- Disinterment

    • Do you allow for disinterment?

  • Cemetery- Field of Honour & Veterans

    • Are poppies and/or flags placed on the graves of Veterans?

    • Are there Veterans outside of the Field of Honour?

    • Do you track where Veterans are buried?

    • Where are the war memorials and Field of Honour?

    • Who can be interred in the Field of Honour?

  • Cemetery- Funeral Assistance & Planning Arrangements Yourself

    • How much notice do we need to have a burial/open a grave?

    • I want to plan my own burial arrangements. Do I have to use a funeral home?

    • Can I install my own vault or liner?

    • Can I make a special request to have items like shovels, tents or chairs at the gravesite?

    • Do we have to use a vault or liner?

    • Does the Taber Memorial Garden staff assist with funeral arrangements (flowers, clergy, etc.)?

    • Does the Town sell vaults or liners?

    • We are burying an urn. Can we install the urn vault ourselves?

    • What are green burials and do you allow them?

    • What days can interments take place?

    • Why is a vault or liner required?

    • Will the Taber Memorial Gardens staff assist with arrangements for caskets, vaults, or cremation?

  • Cemetery- Genealogical Searches

    • How can I find where someone is buried?

    • Are there markers and/or maps in the cemetery to help me navigate?

    • How can I find out if someone has a monument?

    • Is there more than one cemetery in Taber?

    • What are Potter's Graves, and where are they in Taber Memorial Gardens?

    • What if I can't find who I am looking for, but I know they are buried in Taber Memorial Gardens?

  • Cemetery- Maintenance, Ground Care, and Trees

    • Can I get a memorial tree or bench in Taber Memorial Gardens?

    • Can I leave commemorative or memorial items at a grave?

    • Can I plant a tree, shrub, or flowers on a grave?

    • How big are the graves?

    • When will sod be installed on a grave?

    • Will there be more trees planted in Taber Memorial Gardens?

  • Cemetery- Maps & Inside the Cemetery

    • Where is Taber Memorial Gardens?

    • Are there markers and/or maps in the cemetery to help me navigate?

    • Are there specific sections within the cemetery? What about specific religious sections?

    • Is there a map of Taber Memorial Gardens?

    • Is there more than one cemetery in Taber?

    • What are Potter's Graves, and where are they in Taber Memorial Gardens?

  • Cemetery- Monuments

    • What type of monuments are allowed in the Taber Memorial Gardens?

    • Can I install the monument myself?

    • Can I leave commemorative or memorial items at a grave?

    • Can you have more than one monument on a grave? What about foot markers?

    • How can I find out if someone has a monument?

    • I see a monument is sinking/crooked/tilted, how can I get it fixed?

    • If there isn't a monument, does that mean it is available?

    • What is a monument permit?

  • Cemetery- Other Common Questions

    • Are there specific sections within the cemetery? What about specific religious sections?

    • Do you allow pet burials?

    • I have an idea for a project/installation/item etc. in Taber Memorial Gardens, who should I tell?

    • What are green burials and do you allow them?

    • What are Potter's Graves, and where are they in Taber Memorial Gardens?

  • Cemetery- Pre-Planning & Purchases

    • Can I exchange the grave(s) I own for different ones?

    • Can I pre-purchase a grave?

    • How big are the graves?

    • How do I purchase a grave? Do you have a list of all available graves?

    • How much is a grave?

    • If there isn't a monument, does that mean it is available?

    • Is there a map of all the available graves in Taber Memorial Gardens?

    • What are green burials and do you allow them?

    • What other fees are charged by the Town? Can I pre-pay those too?

  • Cemetery- Returns/Transfers/Exchanges

    • Can I exchange the grave(s) I own for different ones?

    • Can I return a grave/graves that I or a family member purchased?

    • Can I transfer my ownership to someone else?