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Floral Tributes & Lot Care

If you would like to honour your loved ones through floral arrangements and tributes, please do so in accordance with the following provisions:

Saddle Floral Tributes

  • Shall be made of silk
  • Shall fit snugly on top of the monument

Potted Plants

  • May be placed at the base of a monument but not buried
  • Those who place potted plants are responsible for their upkeep and shall remove them by October 15 of any calendar year

Cement Urns

  • May remain beside the monument past October 15 provided they are placed upside down
  • Those who place urns are responsible for their upkeep 

Flower Beds

  • May be placed around the base of monuments but shall not exceed 15” in width 
  • Must be planted by June 15 of any calendar year and cleared of tender plants after the first frost of autumn
  • Those who install or use flowerbeds are responsible for their upkeep

Cemetery Staff reserve the right to remove or refuse any floral tribute (artificial, living or dead) that does not conform to these standards or is not in keeping with the dignity and the decorum of the cemetery.

All wreaths placed in the cemetery:

  • May not contain glass or plastic
  • Must be securely fastened to the monument or mounted on a stand that is at least 30” high and securely fastened to the ground
  • May be placed on lots after October 15 of any calendar year
  • Shall be removed before April 15 of any calendar year

Cemetery Staff reserve the right to remove or refuse any wreath that does not conform to these standards or is not in keeping with the dignity and the decorum of the cemetery.

The following standards apply to the planting of miniature trees and shrubs in the cemetery:

  • May only be planted on double plots where the rights holder owns back to back plots (front and back)
  • May only be planted on double plots with a monument
  • May only plant one tree/shrub on on each side of the monument
  • Shall be no higher than 3’ and no wider than 14"
  • Shall not obstruct adjacent plots
  • All planting must be approved by Cemetery Staff

Please review the following list of approved plant species:

Boxwood - Dee Runk
Boxwood - Green Mountain
Chirimen Hinoki Falsecypress
Deborah Waxman - Dwarf Eastern Larch
Dogwood - Little Rebel Dwarf
Dwarf Fothergilla
Gables Weeping Fir
Green Pagoda Ginkgo Biloba
Hussi Canadian Hemlock
Jackman Cinquefoil
Little Giant Cedar
Little Goblin Red Holly
Meyers Dwarf Fir
Palibin Dwarf Lilac
Sherwood Flame Japanese Maple
Sweet Gale
Thoweil Thowweil Hinoki Falsecypress
Woltings Gold - Woltings Gold Scots Pine

Please refrain from leaving tributes that are:

  • Made of metal, wood, glass or plastic
  • Offensive or culturally insensitive

Cemetery Staff reserve the right to remove or refuse any tribute that does not conform to these standards or is not in keeping with the dignity and the decorum of the cemetery.

Cemetery Staff are responsible for ensuring that all cemetery plots are maintained and kept properly graded, sodded and mown.

Water faucets are available throughout the cemetery for watering of live floral tributes, flowerbeds and trees. Please note that individuals who place live floral tributes or install flowerbeds in the cemetery are responsbile for their upkeep.  

Please make us aware of any issues related to cemetery maintenance by contacting Cemetery Staff.

Memorial Benches and Trees are available for purchase from the Town.  For more information about purchasing this type of memorial tribute, please visit our Parks & Trails page.

For more information related to permitted monuments and memorials at the Thornbury Clarksburg Union Cemetery, please visit our Monuments & Memorials page.

Immediate Need

To make immediate final arrangements for a friend or loved one, please contact the Cemetery Manager at 519-599-3131 Ext.288.  Messages left at this extension will be responded to within 24 hours.

For more information about what to do and what support is available when a loved one dies in Ontario, visit the Provincial Government’s Website.


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Contacts

Cemetery Staff
519-599-3131 x254

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