The Corporation of the Township of Severn administers and promotes the professional operations of municipal cemeteries for the purpose of dignified burials and cremations. Currently, the Township of Severn owns and operates the Coldwater Cemetery, located on Craddock Street.
The Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations requires that the Township of Severn complies with the Ontario Cemetery Act, as well as consumer protection under the Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Service Act. The role of the Ministry is to protect you, as a Consumer. This includes making sure cemeteries are well kept for your loved ones now and in the future.
Interments and plot maintenance
The Township of Severn offers plots for full burial and cremation purposes. Care and maintenance for each site is included in the fees for a cemetery lot. This includes seeding and re-seeding of plots and lot surfaces, seasonal cutting of grass and weeds, snow removal and other maintenance to uphold the peaceful appearance of the cemetery.
Columbarium niches are also available for cremated remains. The columbarium is an above-ground structure with niches that can receive up to two cremated remains.
For more information on fees, rules and regulations, please refer to our Cemetery By-law : Coldwater Cemetery By-Law
Annual Decoration Service
The Annual Decoration Day Service is on the fourth Sunday in June at 2:00 p.m.
To view photographs of monuments in the Coldwater Cemetery follow this link: Monuments – Coldwater Cemetery If you are looking for ancestors buried in the cemetery you may find this link useful. Keep in mind not all graves have a monuments and those monuments after 2011 have not been included as of today.