About Catholic Cemeteries

Archdiocese of Vancouver

Our Mission

We prepare the living for the life to come; we bury the dead in the Catholic tradition; and we comfort the living with compassion and care.

Our Ministry

We are an extension of parishes in the Archdiocese of Vancouver; a place for prayer, reflection, hope and remembrance. As a part of a Church family and a community of believers, Catholic Cemeteries exist to care for the family to help them live on.

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Our Services

The Cemetery is open every day of the year, including holidays, for visiting. The gates are open at 8:30 am each day and are closed and locked at dusk.

April to October - No artificial flowers on graves. Flower containers are provided April to October.  Please do not put large potted baskets or plants on graves. The cemetery is not responsible for stolen or broken plants.

November to March - Artificial flowers or wreaths may be used. Artificial flowers or wreaths may be used. Ornamentation, candles and lights are not permitted on graves.

We offer some uniquely Catholic services:

Remembrance Program - At Gardens of Gethsemani our remembrance program is our monthly Memorial mass which is held on the last Sunday of each month at 2:30 pm in the Evangelist Chapel on site. We remember those who have passed away during that month and all who have left this world with the hope of the resurrection.

Mother's Day Mass - held at 2:30 pm on Mother's Day to honour and remember the influential women in our lives.

Father's Day Mass - held at 2:30 pm on Father's Day to honour and remember our Fathers.

Hallowtide Candlelight Vigil - October 31st, November 1st and November 2nd are colloquially (not officially) called "Hallowtide” or the “Days of the Dead” because this is typically the season that the faithful pray for and remember those who’ve left this world. Hallowtide begins the Triduum on Hallows Eve, October 31st, with the start of the Candlelight Vigil. The candles will remain lit throughout the cemetery through All Saints' Day, and All Souls Day. Be a part of this special event in which we embrace and celebrate the memory of the departed. Join us in prayer, light a candle or come experience the majesty of our cemetery grounds in the soft candlelit glow.

Remembrance Day - November 11th - Mass at 10am with a procession led by the Knights of Columbus to our Cenotaph.

History of Catholic Cemeteries

Gardens of Gethsemani is today's Archdiocesan Cemetery. As an extension of your church community, Catholic Cemeteries is here to serve you. Our diocesan cemetery, derives its name from Gethsemani, the Garden of Olive trees and cypresses on the slopes of the Mount of Olives, ...

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Our Leadership

Staff & Volunteers
Peter Nobes
Director of Catholic Cemeteries
Marcia Terlaak
Operations Manager
Appointments & Reception
Brenda Villaraza
Patti Adams
Anna Loch
Outreach & Community Manager
Mike Thomson
Grounds Foreman
Deacon Kenneth Fung
Mary McDaniel
Doran Anchikoski
Matthew Furtado
Digital Media and Marketing Coordinator
604-683-0281 ext. 50330

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We're happy to answer any questions you may have.

Our Locations

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Gardens of Gethsemani

15694 32 Ave
Surrey, BC V3Z 9V1

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Office Address
Gardens of Gethsemani
15694 32 Ave
Surrey, BC V3Z 9V1, Canada
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Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 9am-4:30pm
(604) 531-2141 (604) 531-2141
fax: (604) 536-8828

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Gardens of Gethsemani
15694 32 Ave
Surrey, BC V3Z 9V1
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