Obituary Requests

Local History maintains an up-to-date index of all obituaries published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix, beginning in 1946. Using the Saskatoon Obituary Index you can find out when an obituary was published and on which page it appears. With this information, you will be able to find the obituary on microfilm.

Search Obituaries

Search for a copy of an archived obituary using the Saskatoon Obituary Index.

Recent obituaries are all also available at (from July 2003) and (archived up to May 2012).

Can’t find it?

The Saskatoon Obituary Index does not cover dates before 1946. The Saskatoon Woodlawn Cemetery  provides death and burial dates for those buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. If an exact date of death and a name is provided, we will check a week of newspaper microfilm after that date.

Note: It is up to the family of the deceased whether or not to place an obituary in the newspaper. If you can't find a name, the death notice may not have been published. 

How much does it cost?

If you are unable to come to the library, SPL is more than happy to email, mail or fax obituary copies.

The cost is $5 (CAD) per obituary. We accept cash, money order or cheques made payable to Saskatoon Public Library.

You are more than welcome to come and use our microfilm reader, scanner or printer and make obituary copies in person. 

In person print copies are $0.25. In person scans are free of charge

Ordering Obituaries

Contact Local History:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 306.975.7578

Mail: Local History, Saskatoon Public Library
311-23rd Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0J6


Please provide the following information:

  • Your name and contact information
  • The name, date and page number associated with the obituary you want a copy of
  • How you want to receive your order (email, mail, fax)
  • Any other special requirements (ie: deadline)

Note: The cost is $5 (CAD) per obituary. Once payment is received, copies will be mailed, emailed or faxed to you.
We accept cash, money order or cheques made payable to Saskatoon Public Library.