The Municipal Cemeteries Branch
If you would like to honour a loved one or support our efforts to maintain the beauty of Winnipeg’s City-operated cemeteries, we offer several ways to make a donation and create meaningful memorials. You may make any of the following donations for the Brookside, St. Vital or Transcona cemeteries.
Our memorial benches are made of timber slats and concrete supports and are built to last for many years.
Memorial Bench Donation Form
We plant 60-70mm caliper basket stock to help ensure a healthy tree and guarantee replacement of the tree if it does not flourish in the two years after planting. Contact us for a list of the types of trees available for planting.
Memorial Tree Donation Form
Memorial flowerbeds consist of shrubs and perennials, selected jointly by the donor and the Cemeteries Branch.
The location for the bench, tree or flowerbed is selected in co-operation with the donor; however the Cemeteries Branch reserves the right to make the final location decision.
Memorialization with Donation
Benches, trees and flowerbeds in the city cemeteries can be memorialized with a choice of plaques bearing your personal dedication message. The cost for memorialization is not tax deductible.
Perpetual Maintenance Reserve Fund Donations
You may donate to the Perpetual Maintenance Reserve Fund to help with the cost of maintenance of the cemetery grounds. The donation can be directed to a specific cemetery to be invested in that cemetery’s fund.
If you have an idea for a donation or would like to discuss making a general donation to the maintenance and improvement of the cemeteries, contact our Customer Service Advisors at 204-986-4348 to discuss your idea.
All donations are tax deductible (with the exception of the cost of memorialization). You will receive a tax receipt for the full amount paid at the end of the tax year.
How to Arrange a Donation:
To arrange a donation or memorialization, print and complete the relevant form and then mail it along with your payment to:
Brookside Cemetery Administration Office
3001 Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg, R3H 1B8
You can visit the Cemeteries Administration Office at Brookside Cemetery, Monday to Friday between 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and our Customer Service Advisors will assist you.
The donation and/or memorialization of a bench, tree or flowerbed is subject to specific rules and the Cemetery Rules and Regulations currently in force. Please refer to the donation form for full details.