Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Traveling in Ontario & Western Quebec - The Cemeteries

I returned from my three week trip to Ontario and western Quebec on June 9th, 2012. 

I visited several cemeteries and took some overview photographs of those cemeteries.  I did not get as specific as I have in the past except for a few important ones.  I did not have the time to dally or dither.  The black flies were biting and it hurts.

At the present time I am still trying to catch up my posting regarding the rest of the trip.

What you see listed below are the ones I have posted about and the link to the post for that visit. When I finish up the trip, I will add those additional cemeteries and write about them. 

I will be uploading more extra photos of some of the cemeteries at a later date.  Again, I will let you know when that has been accomplished. 

Here are some links to cemetery websites in Canada that have photographs of the tombstones. Be advised that if it is just the photos of the tombstone it may not be a complete listing of all burials. The Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid listed below is an index with reference to a published transcription so you can check there.

Ontario - Field of Stones

Ontario -

The Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid:

The main page of the Canadian Gravemarker Gallery

Here is a partial list of the cemeteries I visited along with a link to the post describing my visit:

1. St. Alphonsus Cemetery (new).  This is south of Chapeau (L'Ille aux Allumette as it is named currently), Allumette Island, Pontiac Co., Quebec.

2. St. Alphonsus Old Cemetery in Chapeau behind and to the right of the church on Allumette Island, Pontiac County, Quebec.

3. Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Cemetery in Nicabeau, Chichester Township (municipality), Pontiac County, Quebec.  It is at the end of the post:

4. St. Paul the Hermit Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sheenboro, Sheen Township (muncicpality), Pontiac Co., Quebec.

5. St. Joseph Roman Catholic Graveyard, Allumette Island, Pontiac Co., Quebec.

6. Portage Du Fort, Pontiac Co., Quebec: St. James Cemetery right on the road as you leave town heading to Shawville:

7. Calumet Island, St. Anne’s is down the road past the hamlet on the eastern side of the island. I only took one photograph of this cemetery and a picture of the church where another cemetery was behind it on the hill. At least you get a feel for how to find those cemeteries and what the area looks like:

8. St. Elizabeth of Hungary Cemetery, Vinton, Pontiac Co., Quebec

9. Albert Street Cemetery, Arnprior, Renfrew Co., Ontario

10. Stirling Cemetery, Stirling, Hastings Co., Ontario.  This is at my other blog on my mother's side:

11. Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, Frontenac Co., Ontario, back to the McDonald blog:

 More to come!