Elmwood Cemetery is situated in the North Ward of Sherbrooke, Quebec, with the entrance gate located on Hyatt Street. Gently sloping hillsides offer views of the St Francis River. Stately old trees, fruit trees, flowering bushes, floral graveside plantings and a variety of monuments and benches contribute to our restful garden-like atmosphere. Paved roadways allow easy access throughout.
Owned and operated by “Elmwood Sherbrooke, Inc” our cemetery is a private non-profit organization and is administered by a Board of 12 Trustees. Established in 1890 it continues to be open to persons of all faiths and races. Burial rights, in- perpetuity, guarantee that no graves will ever be reused or abandoned. Embellishments are available to ensure that graveside plantings will be provided for 25 years. Annual flower plantings are also available through our Spring Planting option.
Our unique crematorium garden, the Columbarium, is situated among flowering bushes in the North section and provides a burial option for those who prefer interment of ashes above ground. There are also special sections in the cemetery devoted to the Canadian military, city workers-police and firemen- as well as a pauper’s section.
A marker to commemorate the transfer of remains and monuments from the Union Cemetery in the old South Ward in 1918 can be found to the left after entering the main gate. The graves of people who were transferred from Union are located throughout the grounds, identifiable by death dates which occurred prior to the founding of Elmwood in 1890. A walk through Elmwood is a walk through Township’s history as many of the prominent social and industrial developers of past years, members of the community, are interred here.