Frequently Asked Questions
& Funeral Services Terminology
Frequently Asked Questions
View the Municipal Cemeteries grounds hours
Interments/inurnments may be booked Monday-Friday between 9 AM and 3:30 PM
St. Vital Cemetery
Interments/inurnments may be booked Monday- Friday between 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM
Interments/inurnments may be booked Monday-Friday between 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM
*Booking times are subject to availability at the time of booking, and are on a first come first serve basis. Any interment/inurnment where the grave or niche unit is not closed by Cemeteries staff by 3:45 PM will be subject a late funeral fee.
Weekend interment/inurnments are subject to staff availability and if approved, are subject to additional fees at the time of booking. Please contact our Customer Service Advisors for more information, or to submit an interment/inurnment booking.
- Vases made of glass or breakable material will be removed immediately and disposed of for health and safety reasons.
- Other items of memorabilia such as photographs are not permitted to be left in the cemetery grounds.
Funeral Services Terminology
The Administrator of the Municipal Cemeteries Branch or his/her designate.
Cemetery or Cemeteries:
Brookside, St. Vital or Transcona Cemeteries or any other cemetery operated by the City of Winnipeg.
A human being from two to 10 years of age.
Child lot or Infant lot:
An area of land sufficient in size for the interment of one child or infant casket.
The City of Winnipeg.
An above ground structure or building in a cemetery designed and used for the interment of the cremated remains of a deceased person/s.
City Council of The City of Winnipeg.
Cremated remains lot/plot:
An area of land designated to be used solely for the interment of the cremated remains of a deceased person(s).
The certificate provided by the funeral home or crematorium
A compartment in an in-ground structure for the interment of cremated remains of a human being.
A sub-surface vault used for the interment of the cremated remains of more than one deceased person.
The measurement taken from front to back of a monument, monument base or foundation. For a marker, the depth shall refer to the measurement taken from the surface to the underside.
The director of the department responsible for the cemeteries operated by the City, or his/her designate.
Double depth interments:
A lot dug at extra depth at time of the interment of the first casket to accommodate a second interment at regular depth.
Any individual, firm, partnership or corporation who arrange funerals on behalf of their private clients.
The measurement taken from top to bottom of a monument, monument base or foundation. For a marker, the height shall refer to the measurement taken from the top to the bottom of the marker face.
A human being under the age of two years.
The burial, placement or scattering of human remains or cremated remains in a lot, plot, crypt or niche.
The charges for the opening and closing of a lot, plot, cremated remains lot/plot, crypt or niche, use of lowering device, grave linings, earth cover and other necessary services.
An area of land sufficient for the interment of one adult casket.
A flat memorial marker installed flush with the surrounding turf on a lot, plot or cremated remains lot/plot, in memory of a deceased person.
The section of a cemetery where the remains of persons who have donated their bodies to the University of Manitoba are interred.
A monument, plaque or flat marker installed in memory of a deceased person.
Any individual, firm, partnership or corporation who manufactures, sells or installs memorials.
An upright memorial.
A compartment in a columbarium for the interment of cremated remains of a deceased person.
An underground chamber used for the interment of loose/co-mingled cremated remains.
The owner of a lot, plot, cremated remains lot/plot, cremorial or niche.
An area of land sufficient for interment of two or more caskets.
An area of land set aside for the in-ground scattering of cremated remains.
Areas where only flat markers are permitted and must be placed at the foot of the lot/plot.
The time period from May 1 to October 31 in any year.
An open container intended as a receptacle for flowers.
A reinforced box placed inside a lot, plot or cremated remains lot/plot.
The measurement taken from side to side of a monument, marker or foundation.
The time period from November 1 to April 30 in any year.