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