At present, benches may not be placed at grave sites. However, there may be an opportunity to utilize the City’s memorial bench program, to have a bench placed nearby in their honor.
Please refer to the Memorial Bench Program for more details.
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Call City Hall at 403-782-6666, Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
You may also email to the City of Lacombe listing the full name, birth and passing date of the person you are trying to locate.
You may do so at Lacombe City Hall, located at:5432 56 AvenueLacombe, AB T4L 1E9
City staff will explain all your options and related fees.
The only things that may be left at a gravesite are flowers that are placed in a vase that is already a part of the monument. Any other items left at a gravesite will be removed and disposed of by City Staff.
Please refer to Cemetery Policy 56.171.04.12 Grave Decorations (PDF) for specific details.
Unfortunately, too often plants are not maintained by family members and they become over grown and unsightly, or may crack the monument foundations. Therefore anything planted in the ground will be removed and disposed of by City staff.
Plots will have grass seeded after they have settled and been tamped. Typically this happens each spring and fall.
In years past, burials occurred without the use of cement vaults. Over time, burial materials would disintegrate, and each year, spring and summers rains cause settling of the ground around these plots. New soil is added and tamped to level older plots whenever significant settling is seen to be a safety hazard.
Please refer to City Policy 56.171.03.12 Monuments Niches and Plaques (PDF) for specific details and instructions.
All foundations and monuments must be installed / created by a registered monument companies to ensure City standards are followed, and insurance is in place should a neighboring monument be damaged during installation.
Not at this time.
Grass around the columbarium must be mowed in the summer, and snow must be removed in the winter. Perpetual care fees cover the associated costs.
Please refer to City Policy 56.171.02.12 Burials (PDF).
If your family member was interned less than 15 years ago, it may be possible. Please refer to City Policy 56.171.02.12 Burials (PDF) for specifics.