You are here:  
Home → Cemetery → Cemetery Locations → Duffin

Duffin Meadows Cemetery


History in the Making

Click to enlarge image

Opened in 1993, Duffin Meadows is the newest of the Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries, but its historic location links it to Durham Region’s pioneering past. The cemetery, just 15 minutes east of Toronto, serves Ajax, Pickering and the surrounding communities in a natural landscape of valleys, ponds, rolling meadows and mature trees.

Duffin Meadows offers:

  • A full range of interment choices providing for ground burial and cremation;
  • Veterans’ section;
  • Historic natural setting;
  • Garden of Remembrance.

Historic Setting

Click to enlarge image

Duffin Meadows was originally a farm, dating back to the late 1800s. The original farmhouse has been renovated and serves as the cemetery office. Plans to develop the cemetery give priority to respecting the historic setting, as well as to harmonizing the expansion with the traditional and natural rural character of this unique property.

Ground Burial

Click to enlarge image

Although Duffin Meadows already offers a wide selection of ground-burial options, thus far only a portion of this 80-acre site has been developed. Ground burial options include:

  • Single graves, which can accommodate interment of
    two caskets and are marked with a flat memorial;
  • Single graves that permit an upright monument;
  • Larger lots of two or more graves that permit an upright monument;
  • Urn spaces for the burial of cremated remains.

Serving the Community

Click to enlarge image

In 2002, continuing the tradition of creating unique feature areas to serve the needs of all cultures and faiths, Duffin Meadows added a section designed specifically to meet the needs of the Chinese community.

Veterans’ Section

Click to enlarge image

Duffin Meadows has a dedicated section for Canadian and Allied veterans and their spouses. In recognition of veterans’ service to their country, the costs of interment rights in this section are reduced.

Cremation

Click to enlarge

Increasingly chosen as an option in the commemorative
process, cremation is simply one method of preparing
remains for final disposition. Many who choose cremation
will also want a lasting memorial, and a place for family
and friends to go to pay tribute and remember. Often,
the final resting place is in a columbarium, which is an
arrangement of niches containing cremation urns.

For those who choose cremation, Duffin Meadows provides:

  • Granite-fronted urn niches in an outdoor columbarium;
  • Urn spaces in a feature area;
  • Granite curb urn spaces bordering a tree;
  • Cremorial granite bench;
  • Niche inscriptions designed according to the client’s wishes.

Garden of Remembrance

A stunning cemetery within a cemetery, the Garden of Remembrance in Duffin Meadows offers a variety of interment rights in exquisite settings for those choosing cremation.


Garden of Remembrance

Garden of Remembrance

Garden of Remembrance

Garden of Remembrance

Garden of Remembrance

Garden of Remembrance

Garden of Remembrance

Garden of Remembrance

Garden of Remembrance
Contact Information
Duffin Meadows Cemetery

2505 Brock Road North, R.R. #1
Pickering, ON L1V 2P8

Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday.
Evening appointments available upon request.

Gate hours:
Daylight Saving to September 30th: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
October 1st to Eastern Standard Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time to Daylight Saving: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tel 905-427-3385
Fax 905-427-3447
 
     
Order a Wreath Today - Free Wreath Stand & Setup
New cremation centres