Due to COVID-19 regulations, this page may be subject to change.

We operate and maintain five cemeteries in Saugeen Shores. We preserve the rich, historical significance of these heritage properties, which date back to 1851.


You can find our cemeteries at:

  • Burgoyne Cemetery - 4895 Bruce Rd. 3
  • Pioneer Cemetery - 46 Cemetery Rd.
  • Sanctuary Park Cemetery - 837 Eastwood Dr.
  • Southampton Cemetery - 445 Carlisle St.
  • St. Patrick's Cemetery - 42 Cemetery Rd.

Hours of operation

All cemeteries are open to the public from 8:00 am until dusk, daily.

Burials take place Mondays to Sundays, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm due to the COVID-19 pandemic (including statutory holidays).

Visiting regulations and etiquette

We ask our visitors to respect the dignity and integrity of the cemeteries, and the rights of other visitors.

  • Pets must be on a leash at all times.
  • Visitors shall not disturb the quiet by creating noise or acting inappropriately.
  • The speed limit within the cemeteries is 10 km/hr.
  • Burial vaults are mandatory for traditional and cremation interments.
  • Artificial flowers must be placed in a metal or plastic container, or they will be removed.
  • No glass containers are allowed at the grave site.
  • All artificial flowers, potted plants, flower stands and ornamental objects must be removed by October 15 with the exception of saddle arrangements.

Lot, plot or niche options

You can purchase lots, plots and niches to suit your family's needs through our Infrastructure and Development Services. Our knowledgeable and compassionate staff can help you throughout your planning process and answer any questions you may have.

For more information on lot purchases, interment scheduling, general inquiries and maintenance issues, contact our Cemetery Operator by calling 519-832-2008 x130. You can also

email your cemetery inquiries to our Cemetery Operator.

After-hours or emergency services are available through steve.mclean@saugeenshores.ca


Review our Cemetery Fees.

Cemetery By-law

For more information on cemetery regulations and controls, you can view our Cemetery By-law.