Rossland Heritage Commisssion - Heritage Places - Cemetery page
Rossland Cemetery

Republished December 2016


Rossland Cemetery

    The Columbia Cemetery in Happy Valley was opened in late 1899 as the City’s official public cemetery.  Over 1000 Rosslanders have been buried in this cemetery since that time with burial records kept until the 1960’s.  We have added more names to the list - monuments and plaques tell us of further burials although there are no records. The Columbia Cemetery was officially closed in 1985.   
    See, “Cemeteries of Rossland”, a publication of the Rossland Heritage Commission for the complete history of the Columbia Cemetery and information about the Laural Hill, Sunnyside, Berg and Calvary (Catholic) cemeteries that research has provided.  This book was republished in 2016 with updated information primarily on the Columbia and Calvary Cemetery burials.

    The Database that follows gives information about the people known to have been buried in the Columbia Cemetery.  The burial permit template used in all 4 books of Burial Permits, lists 17 fields of information.   Unfortunately, the location of the burial plots was not always fully completed by the City at the time of issuing the burial permit. Despite exhaustive research we still don’t know where approximately 100 people are buried but their other personal information has been recorded.

Use this link to download the Cemetery Database PDF. The PDF is in a zip archive, double-clicking the zip file will open it, then double-click the pdf. 

Rossland Heritage Commission - Heritage Places- Burial-Certificate
Burial Permit

Rossland Heritage Commission - Heritage Places - Columbia Cemetery
Cemetery Layout