Dec 3, 2016

Murray Pletsch, with his Canadian Gravemarker Gallery, was a pioneer of making Canadian cemetery photos freely available on the internet. He started with the North-Eastern Ontario Gravemarker Gallery and later expanded to include all of Canada. He was welcoming and supportive when CanadaGenWeb’s Cemetery Project debuted in 2004.

Murray now wishes to announce his impending retirement, and we are proud that he has chosen us to preserve his history by incorporating the photographs he displayed on his website into our project.

Over the next few months, as the photographs are indexed, they will make their debut on this website as part of our regular updates. (Volunteers are needed to help index to make this transition faster)

In the meantime, The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery will remain accessible until permanently closed on 31 July 2017. Please note that although the Gravemarker Gallery is online for visitors, it will not be updated to ensure both sites remain in sync during the huge transfer of photographs.

CanadaGenWeb’s Cemetery Project would like to thank Murray, and all the volunteers who contributed to his gallery for their contribution to Canadian genealogy. Your work is appreciated and will be honoured here.

With thanks to Murray Pletsch, Carolin Robertson, Kelowna & District Genealogical Society, Abbotsford Genealogical Society, Jim McQueen, Jack Dawson, Marilyn Berry, Chris Saunders, Betty Damery, Laureen Parsons, Rosalyn Insley, Marty Neva, Jarrell Cameron, Scott Naylor, Ruth Burkholder & Shirley Lancaster, Saralee Caldwell, Janice Norris, Scott Naylor & Dave Dobson, Janet MacDonald, Margaret Polloway, Rick Kurtz, Judy & Butch Stockham for additions to:

ALBERTA

Bonnyville:
Grand Centre Memorial Gardens
Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Cemetery

Sturgeon:
Calahoo Cemetery

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Central Okanagan Regional District:
Oyama Hills Burial Site
Stocks Meadow Family Cemetery

Fraser Valley Regional District:
Pretty Family Cemetery

North Okanagan Regional District:
Hullcar Cemetery

Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District:
St Saviour’s Anglican Church Columbarium

MANITOBA

Pinawa LGD:
Pinawa Community Cemetery

NEW BRUNSWICK

Kings County:
Tabor Cemetery

Queens County:
Pugsley Family Cemetery

NEWFOUNDLAND

Bonavista Bay:
Butt Family Cemetery
Goodyear Family Cemetery

NOVA SCOTIA

Halifax County:
St Paul’s Old RC Cemetery

Kings County:
Coldbrook Cemetery

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Deh Cho Region:
Pinecrest Cemetery

ONTARIO

Algoma District:
Dunn’s Valley Cemetery

Carleton County:
Long Island Locks Methodist / United Cemetery

Haliburton County:
St Anthony’s RC Cemetery

Sudbury District:
Ruff Pioneer Cemetery

York County:
Bloomington United Church Cemetery

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Queen’s County:
Enman Family Cemetery
Hartsville Cemetery

QUEBEC

Gatineau County:
Copeland Family Burial Site
Martindale Pioneer Memorial Cemetery

SASKATCHEWAN

Grandview RM # 349:
Lakeview Cemetery

Manitou Lake RM # 442:
Brady Cemetery
Normanna Cemetery

St Philips RM # 301:
Greenwood Cemetery

YUKON

Carmacks:
Nordenskiold Cemetery