Provincial Columbaria and Local Fields of Honour

In recognition of the sacrifices made by those who served Canada, various Columbarium projects and local Fields of Honour have been established across the country to provide a dignified final resting place for Veterans. The following is a list of Columbaria or local Fields of Honour administered by the Last Post Fund:


The Columbarium at the Last Post Fund National Field of Honour Pointe-Claire, Québec



To meet a growing need for our Veterans and their spouses, the Last Post Fund is now offering an additional option to traditional burials presently available at the National Field of Honour. This is being achieved with a 12-unit Columbarium, offering a choice of over 800 exterior niches for cinerary urns.

The Columbarium is available to:

  • Members of the Canadian Forces who were awarded the Canadian Decoration (CD);

  • Modern-Day Veterans who received a decoration for bravery or distinguished service;

  • Traditional and Modern-Day Veterans who qualify for a funeral and burial grant;

  • Members of the Canadian Forces who died while in service;

  • Canadian Forces and Allied Veterans who served in special duty operations;

  • Service or ex-service members who, at time of death, were serving or have served for a minimum of 12 years as Director of the Last Post Fund; and

  • Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and other Canadian police forces who served in United Nations peacekeeping missions or in special operations areas.

A one-time fee includes:

- One double niche;

- Opening and closing of the niche;

- Two inscriptions; and

- Perpetual care.

The size of the niche (1 cubic foot) restricts the size of the urns (two per niche) to 11 3/4" height x 11 3/4" width x 5 3/4" depth.

Please make sure that any urn proposed for this Columbarium does not exceed the measurements as stated.

Reservations or inquiries for the Columbarium should be addressed to the:

Last Post Fund National Field of Honour - Located at Lakeview Cemetery in Pointe-Claire, Québec.

Last Post Fund National Field of Honour
703 Donegani Avenue

Pointe-Claire, QC  H9R 5G6  Canada

Telephone: 514-695-7213
Toll Free: 1-800-866-5229

Fax: 514-695-3488

Email: fieldofhonour@lastpost.ca



Manitoba Columbarium Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg

The Manitoba Columbarium offers a dignified resting place for Veterans and their spouses. A unique concept, the Columbarium was built by Canadian artisans using select Canadian grey granite with beautiful black granite niche covers.


Where is the Manitoba Columbarium located?

It is located within the Brookside Cemetery on Notre Dame Avenue (immediately West of the Red River College) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the following address:

 

Brookside Cemetery
3001 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3H 1B8

Who may be inurned at the Manitoba Columbarium?

The Columbarium is open to all Veterans who served during World War II, the Korea War, and during Peacetime and in Special Duty Areas. Veterans and their spouses (or another immediate family member) may be placed there.

What is included in the cost?


The cost of a niche in the Manitoba Columbarium is very reasonable. A one-time fee includes:

- One double niche;
- Opening and closing of niche; and
- Inscription on niche plaque.

What size is a niche and what size urn(s) may be placed there?

A niche at the Manitoba Columbarium is one cubic foot. Two urns may be placed in the niche. Please make sure that the urns do not exceed the niche measurements. The maximum size of an urn must be 11¾" height x 11¾" width x 5¾" depth (two urns per niche).

How can arrangements be made for the Manitoba Columbarium?

If you wish to make arrangements for a niche at the Manitoba Columbarium or should you require more information, please contact:

The Last Post Fund
Toll Free 1-800-465-7113
Fax 514 866-1471
Email: info@lastpost.ca


Nova Scotia Veterans’ Columbarium Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifaxl

Opened in November 2002, the Nova Scotia Veterans’ Columbarium provides a final resting place where Veterans (and their spouses) may be with their fellow comrades.


Where is the Nova Scotia Veterans’ Columbarium located?

It is located within the Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the northern end of Windsor Street.

Who may be inurned at the Nova Scotia Veterans’ Columbarium?

The Columbarium is open to all Veterans (along with their spouse) who served during World War II, the Korea War, during Peacetime and in Special Duty Areas, and to those who served with the WWII Merchant Marine.

What is included in the cost?

The cost of a niche in the Nova Scotia Columbarium is very reasonable. A one-time fee includes:

- One double niche;
- Opening and closing of the niche; and
- Two inscriptions on the niche plaque.

What size is a niche and what size urn(s) may be placed there?

A niche at the Nova Scotia Veterans’ Columbarium is one cubic foot. Two urns may be placed in the niche. Please make sure that any urn proposed for the Columbarium does not exceed the measurements of the niche. The maximum size of an urn must be 11¾" height x 11¾" width x 5¾" depth.

How can arrangements be made for the Nova Scotia Columbarium?

If you wish to make arrangements for a niche at the Nova Scotia Columbarium or should you require more information, please contact:

The Last Post Fund
Toll Free 1-800-465-7113
Fax 514 866-1471
Email: info@lastpost.c


Ontario Field of Honour Meadowvale Cemetery, Brampton

Dedicated by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in May 2004, the Ontario Field of Honour is located in a dignified natural setting adjacent to the Korea Veterans National Wall of Remembrance.
Ontario

Where is the Ontario Field of Honour located?


It is located in Section 01 of the Meadowvale Cemetery in Brampton, Ontario, south of Steeles Avenue, north of Highway 407, at the following address:

Meadowvale Cemetery
7732 Mavis Road
Brampton, ON  L6Y 5L5

Who may be buried at the Ontario Field of Honour?


The Field of Honour is open to all Veterans who served during World War II, the Korean War, during Peacetime and in Special Duty Areas. Veterans' spouses (or another immediate family member) may also be buried there.

What type of burial/marker is available at the Ontario Field of Honour?


The section offers single graves, which can accommodate two caskets or two urns. Based on cemetery regulations for the section, a flat granite marker may be placed for a Veteran in the Ontario Field of Honour. Upon request from the family, space may be left on a Veteran’s flat marker to accommodate a second inscription.

How can arrangements be made for the Ontario Field of Honour?


Plots are offered at a reasonable cost. Once service eligibility is determined, the Ontario Office of the Last Post Fund will assign a plot for the Veteran and inform the Meadowvale Cemetery that the burial will take place. Interment can be arranged and paid directly at the cemetery.

If eligibility is not established under the Funeral and Burial Program, interment fees and cost of a grave marker become the responsibility of the family or the estate and must be arranged at the cemetery.

If you wish to make arrangements for release of a plot at the Ontario Field of Honour or should you require more information, please contact:

The Last Post Fund
Toll Free 1-800-465-7113
Fax 514 866-1471
Email: info@lastpost.ca


Newfoundland-Labrador Field of Honour Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. John’s

The Newfoundland-Labrador Field of Honour was established by Veterans Affairs Canada and was officially opened on 2 July 1983. The Field of Honour provides a final resting place where Veterans can be laid to rest with their fellow comrades.

Where is the Newfoundland-Labrador Field of Honour located?


It is located within the Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Hamilton Avenue Extension in St. John's.

Who may be buried at the Newfoundland-Labrador Field of Honour?


The Field of Honour is open to all Veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War, in Special Duty areas and during Peacetime. Veterans and their surviving partners may be buried in the Field of Honour. Concrete burial vaults are placed at double depth in all regular casket plots, in order to accommodate Veteran and surviving partner burials in the same plot. Double depth burials are also used for the Field of Honour cremation plots.

How can arrangements be made for the Newfoundland-Labrador Field of Honour?

The Funeral Home, on behalf of the family, can contact the Administrator of the Mount Pleasant Field of Honour to request a burial plot. The Administrator of the Field of Honour will contact the Newfoundland office of the Last Post Fund to confirm service eligibility for a Field of Honour burial. The Newfoundland office is also to be contacted by the Administrator for all spousal burials, and they will contact the family with information on commemoration choices for the Veteran's spouse.


If you wish to obtain additional information concerning burials in the Mount Pleasant Field of Honour, please contact:

The Last Post Fund
Toll Free 1-800-465-7113
Fax 514 866-1471
Email: info@lastpost.ca