Since 1866, more than 30,000 Windsor and area families have turned to Windsor Grove and Windsor Memorial Gardens. The funeral business has changed dramatically from 140 years ago, when the dearly departed were laid out in the front parlour and then driven by horse and carriage to the graveyard. But the tradition of providing personal and caring help, at what can be a difficult time, has been perpetuated by Windsor Memorial Gardens.
Whether choosing pre-planning packages or relying on family members to take care of the details, our advisors can be counted on to provide experienced and sensitive assistance. We’ve had many years working with virtually every family preference and individual situation; this allows us to present you with a wide array of options.
We’ll guide you through the process so you’ll feel comfortable knowing you’ve made decisions that are right for you, your family and your loved ones.
Windsor Grove Cemetery was established in 1866 when Windsor was still a small town. The cemetery’s growth and expansion parallels the city’s history. This heavily treed site, bounded by Giles Boulevard, Howard Avenue, Mercer Street and Ellis Road, is the final resting place of many notable Windsor families, founding fathers, and community leaders.
Perhaps one of the most famous inhabitants of Windsor Grove is Gordon McGregor, who helped establish Ford Canada in Windsor in 1904. His funeral cortege in 1922 was at the time, the largest ever in Windsor.
Frederic Scott Seagrave, a highly successful local fire truck manufacturer born in the U.S., is interred in an unusual dome-shaped mausoleum on the Windsor Grove grounds. The former Seagrave factory still stands on Walker Road in Windsor.
Our sister cemetery, the spacious Windsor Memorial Gardens Cemetery, opened in 1968 on the outskirts of Windsor. As the city has grown, Windsor Memorial has expanded its services and acquired additional property thus offering even more options to area residents. Both cemeteries have grave sites available for individual, companion and family use.
Our Quality & Care
The choice of a lasting memorial is a very personal decision. However, consideration for your friends and family can also influence individual choices. In the final analysis, accessibility and appearance of a cemetery are key factors to keep in mind.
Windsor Memorial Gardens and Windsor Grove Cemeteries are located within the city of Windsor. Both are accessible by public transportation or by private car, and offer ample public parking.
We ensure that long-term maintenance and upkeep of our cemeteries and gravestones is carried out according to our high standards.