Ontario South Update

Dec 11, 2007
    Lanark County GenWeb has added:

    • Greenwood Cemetery
    • Hopetown Cemetery
    • Pine Grove Cemetery
    • St Fillian’s Cemetery

    Leeds & Grenville GenWeb has added:

    Simcoe County GenWeb’s Tombstone Territory has added:

    • Leigh’s Corners Cemetery

    The Municipality of Thames Centre (Middlesex County) has destroyed and sent the headstones from Gladstone Baptist Cemetery to the local dump. Their reasoning was that it was for “health reasons” and it was the “best decision” because the cemetery walls were crumbling and it may have posed a risk to visitors.

    There are plans to have a cairn placed at the site and photos of the cemetery before destruction can be viewed on the Municipality of Thames Centre website. The Ontario government has launched an investigation and the Registrar of Cemeteries is looking into whether or not the situation was handled properly. Source: A-Channel News

    If there’s a cemetery at risk in your area, please let us know and we’ll share the news here in the hopes it will help rally support to preserve our ancestors resting places and prevent such a travesty from happening in the future.