Cemetery / Mausoleum

The Cemetery Department operates and cares for 11 cemeteries throughout the community, 9 of which are historical and 2 of which are still active. Lakeview Cemetery, established in 1886, is hidden in a secluded, wooded, natural setting, on the east side of the Welland Ship Canal, near the brink of the Niagara Escarpment. Within view of ships in Lock 7 to the west, where they begin their descent down the escarpment, Old Lakeview has a spectacular view of St. Catharines to Lake Ontario, and on a clear day,Toronto's skyline rises above the horizon of the Lake to the north.

With more than a dozen meticulously cared for flower gardens, countless shrubberies and trees, a mausoleum and columbarium with a terraced landscape overlooking a willow-lined creek, Lakeview,home to a variety of wildlife, provides a serene and dignified resting place.

A staff that is experienced and devoted to easing the business of difficult necessity is at your service from Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. For an appointment, please call 905-227-1911, or drop in during business hours.

Contact the Cemetery Department

Memorial Bench / Tree Program

Thank you for your interest in the Memorial Bench/Tree Program operated by the City of Thorold Operations Department. Your donation to this program will not only provide a lasting memory of a loved one but also beautify our Cemetery and Parks. All applications will be received and processed on a first come, first serve basis. The City reserves the right to determine and limit the locations for the bench/tree. We will, however, promise to consider any special requests subject to further approval.

Should you have any questions or require further information prior to submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly staff at (905)227-1911 or fax at (905)227-3898.


A.    Tree
Staff will attempt to accommodate types of trees requested, where possible.
Price includes complete installation (Actual cost of tree from nursery).

B.    Memorial Plaque
Flat granite marker installed to City specifications.
Inscription to be provided.
Price includes complete installation    - $300.00

C.    Park Bench
Heavy duty construction anchored to a concrete footing.
Price includes complete installation    - $700.00

D.    Cemetery Bench
High quality cast iron (black) ends with hardwood slats (mahogany finish).
Includes Memorial Plaque installed in bench with your engraved inscription.
Price includes complete installation    - $1,600.00

E.    Guarantee
Tree: Nurseries generally offer a one year guarantee on trees. Beyond that if the
tree dies or is vandalized, the City shall not be responsible for its replacement.

Bench: If the bench is vandalized, or stolen within 3 years from the time of installation, the City  will repair or replace it with the same or equivalent style bench.

After the three (3) year period, the City of Thorold will use its best efforts to contact the applicant in order to provide option to purchase a replacement bench or, if the City of Thorold cannot contact the applicant, the existing plaque will be removed and held for a period of (1) year, the bench will be removed and disposed of and the location will be made available to other donors. It is your responsibility to inform the City of Thorold of a change of address.

Call the staff at Lakeview Cemetery for details and prices on this service.