Memorial Service

     The Memorial Service is held in September every two years on years ending with an odd number (2019, 2021, 2023, etc) and takes place at the University of Calgary plot at the Queens Park Cemetery in Northwest Calgary.

  1. Location

    The University of Calgary plot is found just off the North entrance (on 40th Avenue N.W.) to Queen's Park Cemetery (Office: 3219 - 4th Street N.W. Calgary, AB). 

  2. Date and Time

    Our Memorial Service is most often held on a weekday afternoon in the Middle of September. We begin to notify families approximately six moths prior, first through a phone call to ensure we have the correct pronunciation of donor name, as well as the correct mailing address for formal invitations. 

What Does the Service Include?

Every two years members of the University community, donor families, medical staff, students, and professionals gather to honour the memory of our donors. It is an opportunity for families and friends to pay their respects to those who have given selflessly and to better the lives of others.

How Will Families be Contacted?

In the six months leading up to the Memorial Service, representatives will first call the listed next of kin for those being honoured during that years memorial. If the family has chosen to attend, we will send out a notice through Canada Post with a detailed program including date and time.

What Should Attendees Bring?

Most often the Memorial Service is held in September, keeping this in mind we encourage all attendees to be mindful of the weather in the Calgary area, as the Service takes place outside. Our goal is to ensure our guests have a pleasant experience reflecting on the contributions of our donors. 

Can We Pick-Up Our Loved One?

Representatives will be available at the Service to release the remains of donors if their designates have indicated that they would like them not interred. We ask this is done after the service in order to fill out the necessary paperwork. Previously interred individuals may not be disinterred.