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Hillside Cemetery
Hillside Cemetery
Hillside Cemetery
Hillside Cemetery
Hillside Cemetery
Hillside Cemetery
Hillside Cemetery
Hillside Cemetery

Hillside Cemetery

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Update: COVID-19 Response
If you would like to speak with Cemetery personnel, please make an appointment prior to arriving at the office.

To make an appointment, please call 403.529.8387 or email

125+ Years of Service in Medicine Hat
The Hillside Cemetery is located on Highway 3 and 10 Avenue SW, two blocks west of the Trans Canada Highway. Over 1600 trees of varying species make the cemetery appear to be a well-arranged forest from both the air and roadway.

The site that Hillside Cemetery occupies has been in existence since 1886 and has been a municipal operation since 1909. It comprises 80 acres of sloping and level land of which 57 acres are in active use. There are currently over 28,000 burials. 

A Peaceful, Quiet Sanctuary
The cemetery’s mission is "to provide a peaceful, quiet sanctuary to commemorate the history of the community through devotion, pride, and remembrance, served by professional, dedicated personnel." 

Services Offered

  • Traditional Interments: Earth space for the interment of a casket at either the six feet (standard) or nine foot depth (double depth).
  • At Need or Pre-need Plot Selection and Sales: Staff on-site to ensure your peace of mind in selecting the plot or services that you desire.
  • Choices of Grave Liners: Provision of the minimum standard mandatory grave liner at a reasonable fee or allowing for other grave liner choices.
  • Monument Foundations: Upright and flat monument concrete bases installed at the gravesite; also available for purchase and use elsewhere.
  • Individual Flower Bed Preparation: Uniform and consistent flower beds in front of headstones prepared by staff with soil amendments and edging.
  • Computerized Cemetery Records: Information regarding location of gravesites as well as data for use by families, genealogical researchers, and death care industry personnel.
  • Tents for Inclement Weather:  All weather tents for protecting the gravesite during the committal service.
  • Perpetual Care: Grounds maintenance including: mowing, fertilizing, herbicide application, sod, seeding, flowerbeds, tree and shrub maintenance, irrigation, leaf cleanup, and road maintenance.
  • Memorial Bench Program: A standard, high quality, bench is available to place near the gravesite of your loved one if the area is suitable to receive one.
  • Memorial Tree Program: The placement of a suitable tree in memory of your loved one is available. This is subject to available space and need. Placing of a marker is subject to approval.

Burial Areas

  • Anglican section
  • Catholic section
  • Children’s section
  • Columbaria
  • Family plot area
  • Field of honour
  • In-ground cremains
  • Infant section
  • Jewish section
  • Muslim section
  • Scattering Garden

Hillside Cemetery Advantages

  • Peace of mind in perpetual care
  • All cultures and religions served
  • "No hassle" refund policy
  • Economical pricing - non-profit
  • Non-commisioned sales
  • Many resources available through Parks and Recreation and Municipal Works 
  • Conveniently located
  • Professionally trained staff
  • No perpetual care fees on monument

1280 10 Ave SW
Medicine Hat, AB  T1A 1J1
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Phone: 403.529.8387

Cemetery Gate Hours Oct to Apr: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Cemetery Gate Hours May to Sept: 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday (closed weekends/holidays)

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