About us

Our History

On a remote farm, north of what is now Belleville, Ontario, on the banks of the Moira River, the Reid family used a portion of their farm to inter family members for burials. No records were kept, and any markers were hand-hewn -- usually from pieces of local bedrock. The first interment is believed to have taken place around 1810. The family of United Empire Loyalists continued to use the area, and was still being actively used in 1874, when the...

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Annual Events

Annually Elmwood Cemetery hosts 3 events. These events are to allow our rights holders and their families come and see what we have been doing, connect with one another, connect with the Board of Directors and staff, and honour and pay respects to those who have passed and those who have served. These events usually take place in the spring, summer, and fall.

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Elmwood Cemetery is governed by a set of bylaws that have been approved by the Registrar, Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (FBCSA), Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO), and empowers the Board of Directors of Elmwood Cemetery to administer these by-laws for the benefit of its Interment Rights Holders and the community which the Cemetery serves.

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Board of Directors

The administrative body of Elmwood Cemetery consists of a Board of Directors who meet at least four (4) times annually, and more frequently upon the call of the Chairperson or any two of the Directors. The management and direction of the Cemetery are entrusted to the Board of Directors, which supervise the actual care and upkeep of the Cemetery performed by the Superintendent. 

Meet Elmwood Cemetery's Board of Directors