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Municipal Cemetery

Address: North of Hanna on Pioneer Trail
Phone:  (403) 854-4433

The Hanna Cemetery is owned and operated by the Town of Hanna.

The Town acquired two acres of land in 1919 to establish the municipal cemetery. Small concrete headstones mark the graves of the men and women who settled in Hanna in the early years. A Canadian flag flies over the Field of Honour for veterans of World War I and II.

In 1964 the cemetery was expanded through the purchase of two acres of land south of the initial site. A second Field of Honour was established and a columbarium was provided and for cremations. The Town has planted trees, installed benches and provided flower planters to provide a peaceful place for those wishing to visit the graves of their loved ones.

The Town acquired another two acres of land in 2012 to provide additional gravesites.

Catholic Cemetery

Address: North of Hanna on Palliser Trail
Phone:  (403) 854-3281 (Catholic Church Office)

The Catholic Cemetery grounds are owned and maintained by the St. George’s Roman Catholic Church in Hanna. The Town Office has developed records for the cemetery, however arrangements for graves or services must be coordinated through the Church.

How do I find the grave of someone buried in the Hanna Cemetery?

Contact the Town Office administration during regular working hours to obtain the location.

 

Are there regulations for headstones and monuments?

In the sections where a cement headstone foundation is provided, the marker must be less than 2′ in width and 5′ in length. 

In the section without a headstone foundation, you must contact the Town office Administration. 

What is the cost for a grave?
Hanna Cemetery Fees    
Type of Interment  Plot   Open & Close  
Monday to Friday Saturday, Sunday, Evenings & Holidays 
Standard Casket  $300.00  $400.00  $600.00
 Reserve (Standard) $300.00     
 Cremation (permits 2 Interments) $150.00  $100.00  $200.00 
Reserve (Cremation)  $150.00    
Inter Ashes in Existing Lot  N/A  $100.00  $200.00 
Infant Section  $100.00  $100.00  $200.00 
Columbarium Niche (top two rows)  $1,150.00  $75.00  $150.00 
Columbarium Niche (lower rows)  $1,150.00  $75.00  $150.00 
Disinterment      
Casket    $600.00  $700.00 
Infant Casket    $100.00  $200.00 
Cremation   $100.00 $200.00
Columbarium Niche   $75.00 $150.00
Can I get into the cemetery to visit a grave at any time?

Access to the Hanna Cemetery is not restricted, other than by road conditions in the winter.

How large is a grave?

Burial plots for caskets are either 9′ x 4′ (old section) or 10′ x 5′ (newer sections)

Burial plots for cremations are 5′ x 5′.

Columbarium niches are 1′ x 1′.

Can two people be buried in one grave?

Each burial plot for caskets may be used for one casket and/or four cremation urns.

Each burial plot for cremations may be used for two cremation urns.

Columbarium niches may be used for two cremation urns.

What is a columbarium?

A columbarium is an above ground structure for storing cremation urns.

What is the Field of Honour? Who can be buried there?

The Field of Honour is an area in the cemetery reserved for the burial of veterans and their spouses. A veteran is a person who at any time was a member of the armed forces of Canada or the United Kingdom or any armed forces of a country allied with Canada or the United Kingdom who served in any war. A veteran is also someone who was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 

Can I plant a tree at the cemetery in memory of a loved one?

Yes, but you must contact the Town Office to confirm placement of a tree, shrub, creeping or climbing plant prior to planting. 

Can family or friends open or close a grave?

Only Town of Hanna staff are authorized to open or close a grave in the Hanna cemetery. A burial permit is required.