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Burial Descriptions

Standard Plot and Marker

  • Standard gravesite is 4’ x 9’
  • A standard plot will accommodate one casket
  • It is a mandatory requirement for all full casket burials that either a concrete liner (purchased through the City) or a vault (supplied through the funeral home) are used

  • Standard plot flat marker dimensions can be from 30” x 18” up to 39” x 18” 

  • Two markers are allowed; a foot marker and a head marker

Side-By-Side Plot and Marker

  • A standard gravesite is 4’ x 9’
  • It is a mandatory requirement for all full casket burials that either a concrete liner (purchased through the City) or a vault (supplied through the funeral home) is used
  • Standard plot flat marker dimensions can be from 30” x 18” up to 39” x 18”; or, if using a single marker across the two plots, a maximum dimension of up to 42” x 18”
  • Two markers are allowed; a foot marker and a head marker

Double Depth Standard Plot and Marker

  • A double depth gravesite is 4’ x 9’
  • The plot will accommodate two caskets, with the first burial at 10 feet and the second burial at 6 feet
  • It is a mandatory requirement for all full casket burials that either a concrete liner (purchased through the City) or a vault (supplied through the funeral home) is used
  • Standard plot flat marker dimensions can be from 30” x 18” up to 39” x 18”
  • Two markers are allowed; a foot marker and a head marker

Ash Plot

  • Each ash gravesite is 48” by 48”
  • Can accommodate up to four urns
  • Urns placed into a vault can only accommodate two urns in one ash plot
  • Cannot accommodate containers larger than 16” in diameter
  • Ash plot flat marker dimensions can be from 30” x 18” up to 39” x 18”
  • Urns are placed as shown to the right

Columbarium

  • Can accommodate two small urns
  • Inside measurements: 11.5” wide x 11.5” long x 17.5” deep
  • No plaques, vases, or similar materials are to be attached to the outside of the Columbarium in any manner
  • The City will supply the granite niche door. It is the client’s responsibility and cost to have it engraved
  • Niche door fronts are to be inscribed in a modified Roman font within a 10” x 10” space on a 12” x 12” door
  • Niches cannot be sold back to the City of St. Albert once engraving has been started

Memorial Wall

  • A solid granite wall for engraving the names of loved ones whose ashes may be scattered in the City’s scattering garden or interred elsewhere
  • Memorial Wall spaces are to be inscribed in a modified Roman font within a 10” x 10” space on a 12” x 12” space
  • Engravings are only to be completed by Edmonton Granite
  • Public Works' Cemetery Operations Department must be notified a minimum of 24 hours prior to the engraving of the Memorial Wall

Meeting with a Cemetery Officer Is Done by Appointment Only

If you have any questions, would like to book an appointment, or would like a Cemetery Package sent to you by mail, please contact the City at 780-459-1500 (Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm).

Last edited: December 5, 2016

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