First annual InMemoriam Day to take place March 26th.

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March 2, 2020



It’s a different approach to creating a sense of community – and it could work.

InMemoriam Ceremonies are usually held by churches; given the number of people who don’t attend church regularly, this might serve a purpose.


Mayor Marianne Meed Ward announced today that the city now has a “ population of almost 200,000 people, Burlington loses over 1200 of our residents each year. Each person plays a part in our city’s well-being and their loss impacts many others.

Burlington’s Annual “In Memoriam” Ceremony was created to help recognize members of the community who have passed away in the previous year. All residents who have lost a family member, friend, or loved one are invited to gather in Civic Square along with Mayor Meed Ward to reflect together, as a community, on those we lost.

Mayor Meed Ward will say a few words of support for those in attendance. The flags at City Hall will be lowered on this day in their honour.

Going forward, the annual In Memoriam Ceremony will continue to be held on the last Thursday of March.

The media release from the Mayor’s office didn’t provide much more in the way of detail.  Do people just show up or does one register somewhere?  Follow up at:

Burlington’s 1st Annual In Memoriam Ceremony
Civic Square, 12-12:30pm on March 26th, 2020

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