Thanks for posting pics of many of the gravestones in the various cemetaries around Nanaimo Fugel horn. My interest in gravestones was sparked when I was employed cutting grass in a graveyard one summer many many yrs ago. One of the most interesting graveyards I have visited was at Batoche Sask. where many of those killed at the historic Reil rebellion are buried.
A couple of years ago I had the duty of choosing a headstone for a good friend's grave. Mel was one of the original crew members on the first 2 greenpeace save the whales voyages in the 70s and spent his lifetime studying & campaiging on behalf of these beautiful creatures. In mid-life he became a devout Christian who loved to debate, especially creation vs evolution. So when I discovered he was laid to rest next to a Mr Darwin a line from Genesis came to mind. I hope this gives some quick witted visitors a bit of a smile if they notice Mr. Darwin's grave next door ;-D
[QUOTE=AceMcCool;49721]I tried to figure out what the letter say and I came up with this. The born date looks like it should be DEC but the E looks like more like a B. The last letter of the last name looked more like a D to me but could be a G. D makes more sense to me though.
The information is:
DEC 27 1882
APR 10 1956
There's another Labiaux stone nearby and some of the information for that one is:
____ 20 18__?
MAR 26 1964
Yeah, I can't read the stone either but I was able to get some of the info from the BC Vital Events Death Index from the BC Archives website. Alas, very few of these oldtimers were born in BC so once the inscriptions on the gravestones become illegible, another little bit of Wellington's history vanishes. Many thanks to people who have taken pictures of this cemetery. Our family moved to the area in 1957 and we named nearby Jordan Avenue in the '60s when we subdivided our property. When we were kids, my siblings and I along with our parents (usually our mother) occasionally would look around in this cemetery. There were a *lot* more gravestones back then, that's for sure.