Memorial Service

     The Memorial Service is held in September every two years 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

    The Body Donation Program Bi-Annual Memorial Service is most often held on a weekday afternoon in the Middle of September. In the spring, letters of invitation will be mailed to the respective authorized representatives for the donors being honored that year. Please note: invitations are only sent to those who have indicated they wish to be notified of the memorial service. 

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 months leading up to the Memorial Service, letters of invitation will be mailed to the authorized representative for the donors being honored in that year's service if the family has chosen to attend. Families are asked to RSVP an approximate number of attendees so that we can ensure there is sufficient seating available. If no RSVP is received by August 1st, the mailed invitation will be followed up with phone calls to the authorized representatives. 

 

 

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?

We ask that urns that are to be returned to family for private interment be released during separate appointments only. If you have received a conclusion of study letter in regards to your loved one, please contact 403-220-6895 to set up an appointment to receive the urn at the University of Calgary Foothills Campus.  Previously interred individuals may not be disinterred.