Personalization Options

Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries understands that dealing with a loss of a loved one or considering making arrangements for yourself or a loved one can be emotional. Our Cemetery Service Coordinators can provide a number of personalization options that can create the treasured tribute you wish to have.

Celebrating a gracious spirit, honouring the beautiful memories. Options that are distinct as you are. Explore what memorialization and personalization options are available when choosing your final resting space.

A final resting place is a sacred space. Whether it’s elaborate or elegantly simple, it will be a place that friends and family members will visit for generations to come not only to grieve but also to honour and remember.

Options for every need and preference. Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries offers traditional burial and cremation options, Columbariums, Cremorials and a variety of personalized family & individual niches, cremation benches and memorial options in our 69 Cemeteries.


We provide a wide choice of cremation urns from traditional to contemporary styles constructed of a broad variety of materials – metal, wood, ceramic or stone. Many urns can be enhanced with personalization including engraving and meaningful symbols reflecting the life of a loved one. Our quality cremation products include cremation and keepsake urns. Memorial keepsakes provide a lovely way to keep their memory alive.

Temporary Markers

These temporary markers can be used for up to one year while the permanent marker is selected and installed. Temp markers include the inscription of a name and date of death.

Graveside Services & Memorial Service

The idea of honoring our loved ones at their permanent resting place is a time-honored tradition. We care for these places and visit them to remember and feel connected to this special person in our lives. Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries provides a beautiful and peaceful environment for our loved ones to rest and for us to honor their memory. Many families host graveside or memorial service at a graveside, columbarium or garden area of one of our Cemeteries.

Vaults – Burial and Urn Vaults

A selection of vaults and outer containers for both casket and cremation burials are available.

Burial Vaults

A burial vault is a lined and sealed outer receptacle that houses the casket. It protects the casket from the weight of the earth and heavy maintenance equipment that will pass over the grave. It also helps resist water and preserves the beauty of the cemetery or memorial park by preventing the ground from settling. 

Cremation Urn Vaults

A cremation urn vault is a lined and sealed outer receptacle that houses the cremation urn, protecting it from the weight of the earth and cemetery maintenance equipment that will pass over it. Lined urn vaults provide protection from subsoil elements while preventing the ground from settling, thus maintaining the beauty of the grounds. Urn vaults are made of high-strength concrete and reinforced with various lining materials including bronze, copper, stainless steel, and high-impact plastics.

Our Family Service Coordinator is available to help with all of your Cemetery arrangements. Questions, need information or help with various options, our Family Service Coordinator is her to help, no pressure sales, no commission, just honesty, compassion and caring advice. Call us to set up an appointment or to ask a question 905-546-4704.