c/o Corporation of the Town of Whitby
575 Rossland Road East, Whitby  ON  L1N 2M8
Hwy #12, East Side, 2 Kms North of Taunton Rd.

(905)  655-3493   Fax: (905) 655-9230

'Community Care Forever'
...serving Brooklin, Whitby and the surrounding Region.

 



History

Groveside Cemetery was officially named for a parcel of land containing five acres, more or less, in the South part of Lot 25, Concession 5, Whitby Township as described in an Indenture executed on September 9th, 1874.  The Indenture names Stephen Mead Thomas and Phoebe Thomas, his wife, as owners and James Benjamin Bickell, John Dryden and Henry Betts Taylor as advising Trustees.

The first burial to take place in Groveside was that of the late Mrs. Nancy Holt in the spring of 1874.

Owing to a lapse in following up and indifference of the heirs of the original Owners, the condition of  Groveside Cemetery slid into a deplorable state as to the topographical condition, lack of proper financing and management, the Whitby Township Council took over the cemetery late in 1942.





A Cemetery Board, as previously chosen at a Lot Owners meeting was approved by Whitby Township Council and as such the Board be known as Groveside Cemetery Board of Whitby Township.

Today, the Groveside Cemetery Board is entrusted with 14 acres of land ensuring the cemetery is well managed, groomed and maintained.

 

 

There are four acres of new burial plots located on the southern side of the cemetery.

Also, twenty six Memorial Trees have been planted along the new southern cemetery roadway and are now available for Individual Memorial Tributes.  This is a unique way to remember a loved one while contributing to the overall beauty of the cemetery.





For more information, please call:  905 655-3493

 

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