Mount Hope Cemetery dates to the mid 1800s, when the councils of Waterloo and Kitchener (then Berlin) formed a committee to look into establishing a large cemetery for both communities.
The Village of Waterloo eventually purchased three hectares (seven acres) of land from our reeve, John Hoffman, who also happened to be the chairperson of the cemetery committee. The land bordered both Waterloo and Kitchener. On Jan. 14, 1867, we passed a by-law that formally created Mount Hope Cemetery.
Today, traditional and cremation lots are available in this cemetery. This map will help you find your way around the cemetery. There is also a plot lookup tool to help you find where your loved ones are buried in Waterloo. Contact the City of Kitchener at 519-741-2880 to find plot information for the Kitchener side of Mount Hope Cemetery.