Cemetery

The Olds Cemetery is owned and maintained by the Town of Olds and is located just south of Olds on the west side of Highway 2A.

If you are looking for a specific grave, this search tool provides a fast and easy way to search for a loved one interred at Olds Cemetery.  The search tool replaces the iCemetery App, which was discontinued Dec. 31, 2020.

Olds Cemetery Information

  • Fees for grave opening and closing vary depending on the type of burial, the time of year, and the time of day, and day of week. Summer rates are in effect from May to October. Winter rates apply from November to April.

  • Opening and closing of graves should take place between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. If burial service is required after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, on a weekend, or Statutory Holiday, additional fees will apply.

  • Burial orders must reach the Town office two full working days (48 hours) before burial is to take place.

  • Permits must be obtained from the Town of Olds for all interments, disinterments, and monument placements.

  • There are restrictions on size, location, and material of monuments.

  • Maintenance of monuments is the responsibility of the family of the deceased.

  • Costs and fees vary depending on whether the purchaser or deceased is/was a Resident or Non-Resident.

Monument Installation Permit

Please print and fill this Monument Installation Application Form and send it to cemetery administration

For additional information:

Lions Memorial Forest

The Town of Olds, in partnership with Lions Clubs in southern Alberta, have developed a Lions Memorial Forest in the new development area of the Olds cemetery.

One hundred and ten trees have been planted and mapped, and will be identified with a plaque commemorating the late member.  

For further information or to purchase a memorial tree in honor of a deceased Lions member, please contact Henry Czarnota at 403-507-9628 or czarnota@telus.net.

 

Lions Memorial Forest Assigned Trees

Olds Cemetery Guide Book

Printed copies of Our Legacy Our Story,  the Olds Cemetery Guide Book are available free at the Town of Olds Administration Building at 4512 46 St.,  or at the Mountain View Museum and Archives at 5038 50 St. Digital copies  of the Guide Book are also available here.

Legacy Trees

A Commemorative Tree Program

Celebrate and Grow Together

To honor your family members or friends, sponsor a tree in a Town of Olds park, playground or cemetery. This is a lasting way to commemorate the birth of a child, a family achievement, anniversary, birthday, wedding, graduation, retirement or a death. As your tree grows and changes it will be a beautiful living legacy.

For Your Contribution

You can choose a tree from the approved list of suggested trees (see below). You will be notified when your tree has been planted so you can visit its location. A Certificate of Commemoration will be provided as a lasting keepsake of your sponsorship.

How Legacy Tree Program Works

To support a living legacy, the Town will plant, mulch, nurture and maintain a tree for every person or family sponsored.
For $200, you can sponsor a six- to eight-foot tree from the approved tree list below.
The Town will work with the sponsor to identify a location to plant your commemorative tree. In September or October the Town of Olds Parks Department will plant your tree and provide the care it needs to flourish and grown into maturity. 

Trees may be planted in any of the following parks:

•  Craig’s Corner
•  Hartman Green
•  Frank Wong Memorial
•  Ralph Maybank Memorial
•  Richards Crescent
•  Neil Leatherdale
•  57 Ave. Close
•  56 St. and 56 Ave.
•  Beech Crescent
•  Balsam Crescent
•  OR Hedges
•  Vistas
•  Olds Cemetery
•  Centennial
•  Highlands
•  Herb Samis
•  Briegel

Why Legacy Trees?

Trees make our world a beautiful place. They provide us with many lasting benefits – shade, privacy, increased property value, shelter and food, and they contribute to our mental well-being. Planting trees is one small way each of us can help improve our environment.

Trees bring communities together

All around us, trees mark the spots where every day and extraordinary life happens. They are a focal point in our neighbourhoods and our memories. Each one unique and with a distinct presence, trees mark special occasions in our lives from family picnics to engagements, moments of solitude and reflection to the starting point for new adventures.
Trees provide a place to call home

Trees not only offer us many benefits, including shade – not just for humans but for the other living things that share our planet too - beauty or habitat for wildlife. Trees host many wildlife species, especially birds, and allows us to observe and appreciate the many animals living around them.

Trees make us happy and healthy

There is a growing body of research that shows exposure to trees provide positive health benefits. More specifically, research demonstrates that walking in a forest can decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression, increase vigor, decrease cortisol levels, and increase our ability to recover from stress.

Approved Tree List

Colorado Spruce
One of the most popular species of blue-needled conifers and one of the most drought-resistant,
growing up to 60 feet tall.
Ohio Buckeye
Beautiful shade tree with a rounded outline and shiny, dark green foliage. Can grow to 50 feet wide and high.
Bur Oak
A long living tree with unique leaves and seed. These trees can grow up to 80 feet tall.

Siberian Larch
A soft needled conifer that displays a brilliant display of colour before shedding its foliage in the autumn.

Other Options:

• Elm
• Pine
• Weeping Birch
• Hawthorn
• Green Ash
• Paper Birch
• Amur Maple
• Amur Cherry
• Mountain Ash
• Laurel Leaf Willow
• Japanese Tree Lilac
• Swedish Columnar Aspen

Legacy Tree Application Form