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Lindsay Riverside Cemetery

  • Country Canada
  • Total identified casualties 16 Find these casualties
  • Region Ontario
  • Casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 44.33372, Longitude: -78.72498

Location information

Riverside Cemetery is located on Lindsay Street South, just north of the intersection of Highway 7 and Highway 35 in Lindsay, Ontario.

Visiting information

The cemetery is owned by the Lindsay Cemetery Corporation. The cemetery is open for visitation 7 days a week from dawn to dusk. There is an office on site, open Monday to Friday from 08:00am to 17:00pm. To contact the cemetery: Telephone: (705) 324-2431 or 1-800-241-1445 Fax: (705) 324-4357 Website: Mailing address: Riverside Cemetery RR #4, 347 Lindsay St. S. Lindsay, ON K9V 4R4

History information

In 1870 the small cemeteries situated throughout Lindsay were rapidly running out of room. A group of local businessmen purchased 10 acres of land south of Lindsay along the river and the Lindsay Cemetery Corporation was formed. The first burial in 1873 was a two year old girl. Her grave went unmarked until 2001 when the cemetery board provided a marker reminiscent of the era. In the first few years many transfer burials were carried out because of the expanding size of the town. The historic chapel, situated in the grounds was built in 1908 and is a beautiful example of the architecture of the period. In just over 130 years the cemetery has grown to 60 acres and become a non-profit organisation. Many dedicated volunteers have served on the Board of Directors, with two of the former members each serving over 50 years.