The Town of Claresholm Cemetery is located on 8th Street south, at the southwest corner of Town next to the golf course and the water treatment plant. There are rules and regulations set out by the Town regarding the cemetery that must be adhered to. Any alterations made at the cemetery must be approved by the Town of Claresholm first. Please contact the Town of Claresholm Administration Office at (403) 625-3381.
Information on what is allowed in the Cemetery is in the Town of Claresholm’s Cemetery Bylaw #1545, which can be read HERE.
Due to concerns raised by family members with loved ones buried at the Claresholm Cemetery, the Town requests that people be considerate when placing memorial items at gravesites. Memorial items may be removed to allow for proper maintenance and groundskeeping at the Cemetery.
To place a headstone, or alter or repair a headstone, please read the information and fill out the Application for Permit found HERE. Please submit your completed Application Form to the Town of Claresholm Administration Office located at 221 – 45 Avenue West before any preparation or installation of headstones.
Burial information for Claresholm and area is now available online! The Canadian Headstones website is very informative. Please visit the link for our area HERE. All headstones in the old part of the Claresholm Cemetery, Blocks 1-18 are included. The new section, Blocks A-L, have not been photographed and recorded as yet. It is an ongoing project.
“The Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation is a registered charitable foundation. The goal is to produce one personal Memorial Print for all 117,000 Canadian men and women that have died in either the Boer War, World War 1, World War 2 or on United Nations peacekeeping missions. These prints will be prominently displayed in the soldiers home towns throughout Canada, in schools, community halls, libraries, public buildings, and public transportation facilities. These prints are a lasting memorial to remember, not only on Remembrance Day, but EVERY day.”
For more information, please visit their website HERE. Currently, they are working on prints for seven soldiers from the Claresholm area, and are looking for photos of five of them: Olaf Bergerson, Benson Coutts, Jack Diebold, Harold Hughes and Samuel Whitehead. You can read more about this request and obtain their contact information HERE.