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
...serving Brooklin, Whitby and the surrounding
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.
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
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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