The Sarnia Cemetery Company was incorporated in 1879 under the provisions of the Cemetery Act of 1877 to operate a non-denominational cemetery for the (then) Town of Sarnia. The Mayor, Reeve, Sheriff, County Registrar, school inspector, doctors and other leading citizens were some of the original shareholders. After the property for Lakeview was secured, the town council passed a by-law prohibiting any more burials within the town limits and the church cemeteries ceased to function. At that time the existing church burials were removed and relocated to Lakeview Cemetery.
Today, Lakeview Cemetery is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Daily operations are administered by a Superintendent, an Office Administrator and a full and part-time crematorium and grounds staff. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm.