Logo


Because every life is worth remembering always.

Woodlawn Memorial Park  is dedicated to preserving the important and beautiful
cemetery which has been entrusted to us as a not-for-profit organization.

We strive to preserve Woodlawn's natural beauty and its history. Trees are replaced with both native and unusual specimens. The winding pathways through our grounds serve joggers and walkers alike. Woodlawn Memorial Park and Arboretum is on the Trans Canada Trail.

Woodlawn Memorial Park provides a number of options for both traditional and
cremation interment. Our dedicated staff is here to serve families who require cemetery and related services.  Turn to us for assistance at times of loss or join us for public events throughout the year - some sad, some entertaining, for theatre, for history and for remembrance.

Located at the north end of the city of Guelph on the corner of Woolwich Street and Woodlawn Road, Woodlawn Memorial Park is open to the public during daylight hours.

Woodlawn Memorial Park

News and events

It is our 160th year

We are looking for information on former Superintendents and pictures of the same for our archives.

Our keepers were;

Samuel Calver 1854,69-82, William Haskins 1855-56, George Bates 1855-56, William Snelling 1856-57, George Canham 1857-61, Barnabus Gibson 1861-68 and his son William Gibson 1868-69, Peter Gokey 1883-1907, George L. Steele 1907-21, John T. Crosby 1921-42, Ross Armitage 1942-65, John Penrice 1966-70, J.W Clements Hanna 1970-80.

If you have any information or historical pictures and are willing to share, please contact the Cemetery Office 519-822-1271.

Posted 3 days ago

Emancipation Day - Summer Walking Tour

"Underground Railroad"

We will start this historical journey at the Mausoleum, through the main gates beyond the fountain at 2:00 p.m..

During this tour we will share the history of some of Guelph’s earliest African American settlers, their families and what they may have endured on their voyage to Canada.

Interested parties are welcome to meet at 83 Essex by 1:30 p.m. and will be bused to Woodlawn Memorial Park. Walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended.

All attendees are invited back to the GBHS Heritage Hall at 83 Essex for an informal social time following the tour.

Posted 4 days ago

Furry Friends

Woodlawn Memorial Park is open to all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts but we ask that while you enjoy the beauty within our gates that you remember to keep furry friends on a leash.
Thank you~

Posted 11 weeks ago

Woodlawn Memorial is proud to be a member of:
OACFP  •  CANA  •  FSAC
Guelph Naturalists  •  Guelph Historical Society

© Woodlawn Memorial Park. 2012. All Rights Reserved
Website by Intrigue Media