St. Joachim Cemetery

105 Avenue at 117 Street,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Established in 1888 on land donated by the Groat family, this cemetery initially served the downtown community of St. Joachim Parish, the Catholic parish originally centered in the old Fort Edmonton. The cemetery contains a variety of historic monuments; walking through its many rows of memorials, one can begin to appreciate the history of the Catholic presence in central Alberta.

A large central cross marks the burial crypt of Archbishop Henry Joseph O’Leary (d. 1938).


St. Joachim contains a very limited mixture of flat memorial and monument lots for full burials as well as ground space for the inurnment of cremated remains. Currently available burial spaces:

  • St. Joachim established a Field of Honor for veterans who have served their country. The graves are memorialized with flat granite markers as chosen by DVA.
  • There are several areas for the ground inurnment of cremated remains; space is available with flat memorialization.
  • A section of St. Joachim is set aside for infants. Only flat memorials are permitted in this section.


  • Casket and cremation ground burial, flat or traditional upright memorialization;
  • Field of Honour for Veterans of Canada’s Armed Forces;
  • Infant ground burial in the children’s area near a central angel shrine.