The Municipality of Wawa has many cemeteries within its municipal boundaries. These cemeteries provide an important link to the community's early settlers.

  • Woodland Cemetery (active)Woodland Cemetery Sign
  • St. Margaret's (inactive)
  • St. Margaret Mary Cemetery (inactive)
  • Mackenzie/Bethume Cemetery (inactive)
  • Michipicoten River Cemetery (inactive)
  • Tremblay Cemetery (inactive)
  • Lighthouse keeper (inactive)

The Municipality is licensed by the BAO. The Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) is a government delegated authority administering provisions of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002, on behalf of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.

Responsible for protection of the public interest, the BAO regulates and supports:

  • licensed funeral establishment operators,Bereavement Authority of Ontario logo
  • directors and preplanners;
  • cemetery
  • crematorium and alternative disposition operators
  • transfer service operators
  • and bereavement sector sales representatives across Ontario.

The BAO is wholly funded by licensee fees. 

Here is the direct link to the BAO Consumer Information Guide.

Location of Active Cemetery

The Woodland Cemetery is the only active cemetery, located at 386 Highway 17 South, the south end of Pinewood Drive, off Highway 17.

Purchasing a Plot

You can purchase a plot for your loved one by contacting the Human Resources department at 705-856-2244 Ext. 225. We will notify you of costs and next steps.

Annual Ice Candle Celebration Day

In 2019, the Wawa Cemetery Committee started the Ice Candle Celebration Day event. This is a unique (non-denominational) celebration of life and takes place at its Woodland Cemetery.

Ice Candles are lit in celebration and memory of loved ones. Anyone can purchase an ice candle and either lay it on a loved one's plot or have volunteers place the candle for you.

Don't have anyone to celebrate and still want to contribute? You can donate or purchase an ice candle and it will be lit and placed along the pathway leading to the Cemetery.

All money raised from this event goes towards the Cemetery Beautification Project.