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The Municipal Cemeteries Branch

The Municipal Cemeteries Branch

Perpetual Maintenance Reserve Fund

"Community Working for Community"

Owners of City of Winnipeg cemetery property are assured of perpetual maintenance and upkeep of the grounds, lots, plots, niches and cremation gardens.  A percentage of the purchase price of all cemetery property is invested in the Perpetual Maintenance Reserve Fund to provide the following services:

  • Daily grounds maintenance
  • Improvements to the grounds and cemetery buildings
  • Replacement of buildings  
  • Renewal of roadways  
  • Interment section landscaping

Perpetual maintenance does not include the cost of maintenance or repair of memorials placed on cemetery properties.  Owners of memorials are advised to insure their memorial against damage.

Cemetery By-law 130/2007
The following is an extract from the Cemetery By-law 130/2007:

Perpetual Maintenance Reserve
12(1)     Each  cemetery will have a separate Perpetual Maintenance Reserve Fund created with a sum equal to 25% of the purchase price of a lot, plot or cremated remains lot/plot, or a sum equal to 15% of a cremorial or niche purchase, or a sum equal to 10% of a scattering of cremated remains, set aside in the reserve, invested and applied to and for the perpetual care of the lot or plot or cremated remains lot/plot, cremorial, niche, scattering bed or ossuary area.  Perpetual care includes general maintenance, of lots, plots, cremated remains lots/plots, columbarium niches or the cemetery enclosure. 

   (2)    The City may, annually, utilize up to 50% of the yearly earnings from the relevant Perpetual Maintenance Reserve to undertake improvements or maintenance in the cemetery.

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Brookside Cemetery St. Vital Cemetery Transcona Cemetery
Last update: January 20, 2016
SpringCleanUp Grounds Hours Change Our 3 cemeteries now offer a full range of cremation interment options in garden settings. For more details please call 986-4348