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Lake of the Woods Cemetery

cemetery

The Lake of the Woods (LOW) Cemetery entrance is located at 750 Ninth Street North and there are also three other entrances along Ninth Street North.

Cemetery Office Hours

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
* closed from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Closed Saturday, Sunday and all Statutory Holidays.

History

The Lake of the Woods Cemetery was opened in 1883 under the name of the Union Park Cemetery. E.M. Rideout donated the land the Cemetery is situated on.  The Cemetery now covers 11.5 hectares or 37 acres of park-like setting.

On September 19, 1891, the LOW Cemetery Company was formed to govern the care and control of the Cemetery.

The first published bylaw book which included the rules and regulations of the Cemetery was printed July 1, 1928. A single grave sold for $10.80 at this time.

Then on April 1, 1940, the Corporation of the Town of Kenora became owner/operator of the Lake of the Woods Cemetery.

In 1972, the Roman Catholic Cemetery was turned over to the Town of Kenora from the Notre Dame Catholic Church.  On August 1, 1972, the Town of Kenora became the owner/operator of both the Roman Catholic Cemetery and the Lake of the Woods Cemetery, to be known together as the Lake of the Woods Cemetery.

On January 1, 2000, Kenora, Keewatin, and Jaffray Melick amalgamated, the Cemetery stayed as the Lake of the Woods Cemetery but new bylaws were passed under the City of Kenora.

The Lake of the Woods Cemetery has mystic and charm, which includes historical information and unique headstone art.  We invite you to take the time to enjoy the serene and peaceful surroundings encircling the memories of our loved ones.

Services and Products

The City of Kenora has two By-laws concerning cemetery services and products: By-law 6-2017 Cemetery Rules and Regulations and By-Law 23-2017 Schedule of Rates.

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