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:
– Calahoo Cemetery
Fraser Valley Regional District:
– Pretty Family Cemetery
North Okanagan Regional District:
– Hullcar Cemetery
Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District:
– St Saviour’s Anglican Church Columbarium
– Pinawa Community Cemetery
– Tabor Cemetery
– Pugsley Family Cemetery
– St Paul’s Old RC Cemetery
– Coldbrook Cemetery
Deh Cho Region:
– Pinecrest Cemetery
– Dunn’s Valley Cemetery
– Long Island Locks Methodist / United Cemetery
– St Anthony’s RC Cemetery
– Ruff Pioneer Cemetery
– Bloomington United Church Cemetery
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Grandview RM # 349:
– Lakeview Cemetery
St Philips RM # 301:
– Greenwood Cemetery
– Nordenskiold Cemetery