The RCMP National Memorial Cemetery was officially dedicated on October 17, 2004, in partnership between the Ottawa Division of the RCMP Veterans’ Association and the Beechwood Cemetery Foundation. The Cemetery features a beautiful granite memorial, a parade square and a statue on a monument dedicated to the memory of fallen officers. In the summer of 2018, three granite pillars reflecting the RCMPs commitment to justice, their work with international policing, and honouring the fallen through the lighting of a ceremonial flame was added to the section. The flame is lit only during special RCMP events.
Located in the heart of the National Cemetery of Canada, the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery at Beechwood is the ideal final post in the National Capital region for all RCMP colleagues and their loved ones.
It is a place where families and visitors can pay their respects to those who have committed their lives to peace and order on behalf of the people of Canada.
The RCMP National Memorial Cemetery at Beechwood uniquely recognizes the courage and dedication of RCMP employees and their families, who proudly serve and have served alongside each other protecting our country.
The RCMP National Memorial Cemetery at Beechwood is open to current RCMP employees, members of the RCMP Veterans’ Association and those who may meet the criteria of the RCMP Veterans’ Association and members of their respective families.
Open to current and retired members, civilian members, special constables, civil servants with 20 years or more of uninterrupted service with the RCMP and members of their families.
Visit the RCMP website to obtain an application form.
To demonstrate their commitment to RCMP members, Beechwood dedicated a plot of land with over 4,000 gravesites and built two granite walls with the capacity to hold thousands of niches in the years ahead.
Families have the option of both casket burial and/or urn interment with up to eight urns per grave. Each location is designed to accommodate an upright monument with the member’s crest and surname prominently placed at the top. Monuments can be constructed in a variety of colours and designed to allow eight or more names, enabling multiple generations of casket or cremation burials in one location.
Beechwood has constructed two granite columbaria for families choosing above-ground inurnment. Each location has room for two urns. Identification is placed prominently at the top on a bronze plaque along with the RCMP crest.
For no-obligation inquiries, contact one of our Beechwood liaisons at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery, and Cremation Services:
Make a donation to the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery
The RCMP National Memorial Cemetery Committee needs your support for current and future projects and programs. Beechwood Cemetery Foundation issues tax-deductible receipts for donations of $20 or more. The charitable registration number is 88811 2018 RR0001.