A place for those who have served their community
After a number of years of actively promoting the concept of an Ottawa Police Service Cemetery, the Ottawa Police Association and Senior Officers’ Association, with the support and collaboration of the Ottawa Police Service and The Beechwood Cemetery Foundation initiated the development of the Ottawa Police Service Memorial Cemetery.
Officially opened in October 2011, the Cemetery is offered to all OPS regular members, Veterans of all amalgamated police forces, civil servants in employ of the Ottawa Police Service and their families.
Responsible for the Cemetery’s landscaping and maintenance, Beechwood will continue to demonstrate its commitment to OPS members and their families for decades to come, having set aside a parcel of land that will provide for over 350 lots of varying sizes.
Click on the links below to see several views of the proposed Landscape Plan for the Ottawa Police Service Memorial Cemetery.
Locations are available that give families the option of both casket burial and (or) urn interment with up to 16 urns in a two grave family lot. Each location is designed to accommodate an upright monument with the OPS crest and surname of the member prominently placed at the top. Monuments can be constructed in a variety of colours, and designed to allow up to eight or more names for many generations of casket or cremation burials.
As the section gets closer to completion, Beechwood will be placing niche structures within the OPS Cemetery. Please inquire as to the availability of the columbarium by contacting us.
James D. Patterson, Liaison to the Ottawa Police Service Memorial Cemetery
Donations to the Ottawa Police Service Memorial Cemetery
The Ottawa Police Service Memorial Cemetery Committee is seeking your support to help fund current and future projects and programs. The Beechwood Cemetery Foundation will issue tax-deductible receipts for donations of $20 and above. The Foundation's charitable registration number is 88811 2018 RR0001.