Wheatland County owns and maintains two cemeteries, located in the Hamlets of Gleichen and Rosebud. Since spring of 2015, County crews have been working at these two community cemeteries, as well as the Gleichen Catholic and the Eventide Cemeteries, to remove overgrown vegetation and broken grave covers, as well as repair monuments, to ensure the area is attractive and safe for visitors and workers. Funding for this project comes in part from the County, and there are opportunities to donate money as well. If you would like to make a donation, you can visit the County Office or send us a message.
The care and maintenance of these cemeteries is in accordance with Bylaw 2013-19, Regulations Respecting Care and Control of County Cemeteries.
The Gleichen Cemetery is located on the north end of Gleichen on the east side of Highway 547.
Gleichen Cemetery is a historic area that evolved into the combining of three cemeteries which are the:
- Gleichen Catholic
- Gleichen Community
The Gleichen cemetery offers a range of alternatives for final disposition to meet the special desires of the public. Some of the options are:
- Field of Honour for deceased veterans and their spouses of the Canadian Armed Forces
- Interment sections for caskets or urns, traditional burials in one lot can contain two caskets with up to six cremations.
- Above ground cremation interment in the Columbarium up to two urns per niche.
Columbarium arrangements are conducted by the Wheatland Funeral Home 403-934-4404.
Located on the hill overlooking the Rosebud valley, north of Rosebud off of Highway 840.
- Interment sections for caskets or cremation urns.
Leaving flowers and mementos on a grave lot is a common way for family and friends to honour loved ones. Cemetery Services respect and understand the need that families have to leave these offering.
To ensure neatness and to preserve the beauty of the cemeteries, the Caretaker shall have supervision of wreaths, flowers and other removable mementos and objects placed upon graves and lots and when, in the Caretaker’s opinion, it is necessary or desirable to remove the same, the Caretaker shall do so. If the Caretaker considers the article to have any value, the Caretaker shall notify the lot owner, where possible, of the fact, giving such lot owner the right within 28 days to call for and take the same away; and after the lapse of 30 days from mailing such notice, or after 30 days where not notice can be given, the same may be destroyed. Wreaths, etc. must conform to the good general appearance of the cemetery.
All monuments, foundations or memorial tablets must have a monument permit, and lot located for placement has been identified, to ensure proper placement.
Trees, Shrubs, and Flower Planting
The planting of any trees, shrubs, or flowers is strictly prohibited and will be removed by the Caretaker.