Whether you live far away, or can’t visit the grave often enough, or simply want to know that the grave is always well-kept and tidy, we offer special services for tending to a grave. From maintenance to the placing of wreaths to planting, here’s what we offer:
Memorial Wreaths and Saddles
Memorial Wreaths and Saddles are a meaningful way to pay tribute to the deceased.
Our service includes a stand and placement on the grave:
Wreaths are set-up on a stand near the memorial.
Saddles are mounted on top of upright monuments.
Wreaths and natural saddles may only be placed from November through March. We encourage you to re-use your wreath. If you wish to do so, please retrieve it by March 31st. After this date, all wreaths and natural saddles will be removed from the cemetery grounds and discarded.
Non-natural saddles are permitted year round.
Wreath placement begins November 1st with the exception of natural wreaths, which will be placed starting in late November / early December.
Please allow 14 days for placement of your wreath*.
*NOTE: Delivery times may be delayed due to supply chain issues.
Orders can be placed by phone, or in person at a cemetery office. See our directory of cemetery offices in the Contact section.
Special Care Program
This program provides extra care that’s above the regular care we provide. Order forms are mailed out in March, or you can contact the cemetery directly for costs and details. Running from June through the end of August, it includes:
Dedicated staff assigned to the grave/lot
Extra watering and weeding of grass and flower beds
Individual grass cutting, fertilising and shrub pruning
For many, a simple touch of colour is all that’s needed. For an additional cost, we plant vibrant begonias at the grave for you to enjoy gorgeous blooms all season. Order forms are mailed out in March, or you can contact the cemetery directly for costs and details. Running from June through the end of August, it includes:
Planting by June 1st
All weeding, watering and maintenance
Bundle and Save!
Enjoy the features of both the Special Care and Flowerbed Programs at a reduced rate. Purchase together to save up to 20% on the Flowerbed Program price.
The deadline to place your order for the Special Care Program and/or the Flowerbed Program is: APRIL 30, 2023.
2024 Special Care Program Notice
MPGC is committed to effecting positive change through thoughtful and responsible stewardship of our cemeteries in the communities in which you live.
Accordingly, commencing with the 2024 season, we will be proactively shifting away from the Special Care Program, in favour of a more consistent level of care that respects our environment and the long term sustainability of our cemetery properties.
Why is MPGC shifting away from the Special Care Program?
Global warming, coupled with our belief that urban land owners have a responsibility to reduce water use and reliance on fossil fuels, has created a situation where the noticeable difference between the turf appearance on ‘special-care’ locations and other areas of the cemetery will not be attainable.
Will the Flowerbed Program still be available?
Yes! For those who wish to purchase this service each year, our Flowerbed Program will continue as a means of providing are a more visible, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing beautification for your loved one’s grave. Plants and the planting medium will be selected for their drought tolerance and resistance to insect damage.
What if I purchased a multi-year plan?
If you pre-purchased the Special Care and Flower Bed Programs for 2024, MPGC will provide these services for your grave until the term agreement has been fulfilled. Please note that with the cessation of the Special Care Program in 2024 we will not be offering the multi-year payment plan for either program as an option this year.