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Lamb Cemetery

Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries Update on COVID-19


Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries remains available to serve families. We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of the families we serve, our bereavement partners and our dedicated staff.

Given the current situation with COVID-19, we want to reassure you that we have several ways to communicate, share information and provide cemetery services to you. We continue to adjust our operations to help reduce public interaction to do our part to slow down the transmission of this virus.

Our offices are open with limited public access. Appointments are required and can be made by calling our office at 905-546-4704.

We currently are only meeting with families who are making cemetery arrangements for immediate burial arrangements or pre-planning cemetery property. Should you find it more convenient or preferable, we can make arrangements by phone and email.

  • Appointments will be required. When meeting with our Family Services Coordinator, please use safe distance protocols including no direct physical contact such as handshakes and observe a 6-foot distance whenever possible.
  • Arrangements appointments will be limited to 2 individuals.
  • Payments for services are to be made by credit card or cheque only.
  • Planning Ahead (Pre-Arranging) - We are scheduling appointments.
  • Masks or face coverings are mandatory while inside all facilities or while meeting with our Family Service Coordinator

All visitors with appointments must complete a COVID-19 self-assessment health screening before entering. Copies will be provided.

The self-assessment health screening asks questions about possible COVID-19 symptoms, your travel history and whether you have had any close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, everyone entering Cemetery Facilities is requested to use the alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is available at each of the entrances

Our cemeteries remain open to families wishing to visit a loved one’s burial lot. Visitation guest gatherings will be subject to provincial gathering limits. Please note that all limits are subject to proper physical distancing of 2 metres or 6 feet being maintained.

During this period, we will focus on providing essential services, which means our top priority will be to those families who have experienced a death. For all additional inquires, please contact our office by email at [email protected]

Screening

All visitors with appointments must complete a COVID-19 self-assessment health screening before entering. Copies will be provided.

The self-assessment health screening asks questions about possible COVID-19 symptoms, your travel history and whether you have had any close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.Please visit www.hamilton.ca/coronovis.

All visitors to our locations (with the exception of cemetery grounds) will be asked if you have any of the following:

  • Fever
  • New or worse cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat or difficulty swallowing
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Croup
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19

If a guest answers YES, they will be asked to return home, self isolate and get tested for COVID -19. The appointment will be cancelled, and Cemetery arrangements will be made remotely.

For all Interment Services (Burial or Cremation)

  • Any person who is under self-isolation is not permitted to attend services.
  • Graveside Services and gatherings should be limited to immediate family members and will be limited to no more than 100 people practicing physical distancing.
  • We will encourage physical distancing and we ask that you avoid expressions of sympathy like handshaking, hugging and other direct physical contact with your guests.
  • We encourage families to include a message in their obituaries and notices that anybody who is unwell should not attend, and to limit physical contact
  • For lot interments, casketed remains will be placed on a cemetery device. Committal prayers will be completed, if requested, and thereafter patrons will be invited to leave - allowing our staff to complete the interment or burial.
  • There will be no witnessing of lowering the casket or urn for the time being.
  • Cemetery Operational Staff will only proceed to the interment site once all family members have left.

Thank you for your patience, understanding and adhering to these protocols during these unprecedented times.

Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries
Phone 905-546-4704

Other Known Names English Church Cemetery, Flamborough-Lamb Cemetery
Location W/S Hwy 8, bet. Cooper/Seaton, W. Flamborough
Community Flamborough
Date Built 1855 (possibly 1845)
Size small, 12 monuments
Space Availability No available burial plots for purchase. Burials allowed by existing lot owners.

 

Henry Lamb came to Beverly Township from Pennsylvania in 1810, having acquired over 2000 acres, with plans to operate a mill, a tavern, and a livestock producing farm. In 1830 he began the construction of an Anglican church in the little community. Named the English, it was planned as the centre piece of Lamb's proposed city which was to be called Romulus. Lamb died in 1840, so his city never materialized and slowly the buildings disappeared. By 1900, so had the church. The cemetery was initiated by the terms of Henry Lamb's will, but it was not until a decade after his death, that the executors were able to transfer the land to the Anglican Bishop of Toronto. The burial ground may have been in use as early as 1945, although the earliest stone dates from 1855. The cemetery closed about 1889, and was subsequently abandoned for many years. ///// The markers are no longer in their original location. In or around 1977 Flamborough Township cleared the site, laying most of the stones in a cement pad and leaving one upright. An accumulation of pine needles on the pad has resulted in the growth of vegetation and damage to some stones.