The Cemetery Department operates and cares for 11 cemeteries throughout the community; nine of which are historical, and two are still active. Lakeview Cemetery, established in 1886, lies hidden in a secluded, wooded area on the east side of the Welland Canal, close to the Niagara Escarpment. To the west of Lock 7, Old Lakeview has a spectacular view of the ships as they start their decent down the escarpment and out to Lake Ontario. On clear days, guests are graced with Toronto’s skyline, dancing along the horizon.

A variety of wildlife is often viewed scampering throughout the grounds and amongst the mausoleum and columbarium. Lakeview, painted with its many flower gardens, shrubberies and trees, provides a serene resting place for your loved ones, as well as a peaceful atmosphere for reflection.

A staff member that is experienced and devoted to easing the business of difficult necessity is at your service from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  For an appointment, please call 905-227-1911, or drop in during regular business hours.

Memorial Bench/ Tree Program

The Memorial Bench/Tree Program is operated by the City of Thorold Operations Department.  Your donation to this program will not only provide a lasting memory of a loved one, but also beautify our Cemetery and Parks.  All applications will be received and processed on a first come first served basis.  The City reserves the right to determine and limit the locations for the bench/tree.  We will however, consider any requests subject to approval.

Should you have any questions or require futher information prior to submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Staff will attempt to accomodate types of trees requested, where possible.  Price includes complete installation (actual cost of tree from nursery)


Memorial Plaque

Flat granit marker installed to City specifications.  Inscription is provided. 

$300.00 Price includes complete installation


Park Bench

Heavey duty construction anchored to a concrete footing

$700.00 Price includes complete installation


Cemetery Bench

High quality cast iron (black) ends with hardwood slats (mahogony finish)

Includes Memorial Plaque installed in bench with your engraved inscription.

$1,600.00 Price includes complete installation



Nurseries generally offer a one year guarantee on trees.  Beyond that if the tree dies or is vandilized, the City shall not be responsible for its replacement.


If the bench is vandalized or stolen within 3 years from the time of installation, the City will repair or replace the bench with the same or equivalent style bench


After the three (3) year period, the City of Thorold will use its best efforts to contact the purchaser in order to provide option to purchase a replacement bench, or if the City of Thorold cannot contact the purchaser, the existing plaque will be removed and held for a period of one (1) year.  The bench will be removed and disposed of and the location will be made available for other donors.  It is your responsibility to inform the City of Thorold of an address change.

Contact Us

© 2018 The Corporation of the City of Thorold, 3540 Schmon Parkway, PO Box 1044, Thorold ON, L2V 4A7

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

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