More mine accident victims:
From May 3, 1887:
Other mine accidents:
More industrial accident victims:
- close-up of the script
This lady died the day before the No.1 Mine Explosion, but in California. Her remains were then sent home to Nanaimo
Finish off this post with this interesting marker.
Last edited by Flugel Horn; 05-01-2010 at 11:12 PM.
More shots from May 1, 2010:
- this first time that I've seen the Dunsmuir name on a grave-marker:
- Interesting re-do of the markers.
- Relatives of Mayor Mark ?
- on the top-marker, the lady is still listed as living. I'm thinking that the family forgot to update the marker for her passing.
- He was a chief in Gold River, but buried here. strange....
All-too-familiar sad infants marker.
A Lt. Colonel from the Great War.
- I like Mr. Barr's marker because it lists his years of service.
- I wonder if this is a relative of Raymond?
Not Nanaimo, but this is a stone from the Cranberry Lake cemetery in Powell River.
- photo taken by me in May 2009
- Notice anything special about Lt. Colonel MacGregor and his tombstone?
- his old marker was recently replaced with this new one.
Other markers that I saw today, that interested me:
- Ludwig was a nice Norwegian-Canadian man. He played a "saw" as a musical instrument.
- Floyd Sikorski was accountant/controller at Mid Island Co-op. The Co-op still awards a scholarship annually to a high-school student will be be studying accounting in University.
- I like how the Godfrey family was able to share a plot and have a very old stone with a new stone.
- Norm has played trombone for years in Nanaimo, in the Nanaimo Concert Band and in the Nanaimo Musicians Association stage band. He's a nice guy.
- I rode the same school-bus as Gene for 3 years in Junior-high. He died during the summer after high-school graduation, I think.
- There were 3 Lightfoot markers in a row, all in the same style.
- The symbols caught my eye: I'm presuming that the birth-year is beside the star, in reference to the star over Bethlehem at the birth of Jesus. And that the death-year is beside the cross, in reference to the death of Jesus.
That's it, from today's visit. I have one more smaller section still to visit. Who knows what I'll find there....
Last edited by Flugel Horn; 05-01-2010 at 11:16 PM.
Thank you . . .
for showing Dick Mah's headstone. No better epitaph: "A true son of Nanaimo." His most visible business was the old "Dick's Low Cost" near the corner of Bowen and Pryde. which he ran with his brother Norman. One of my first friends in Nanaimo and a wonderful man. One of Dick and Norman's ancestors owned the second car in Nanaimo. Dick fought in Europe in WW II and another brother was parachuted behind enemy lines in south-east Asia and fought his war there.
I completed my last-section of the Nanaimo Public Cemetery today. This is the section along Bowen Rd. between the 2 driveways.
Some big trees in this section too:
The rock-wall along Bowen, and a Russian marker:
A mine-accident victim from the 1920's.
If you plant a shrub on a grave, it may keep growing and take-over the site....
Don't fear the rest of the photos....
Sadly, the theme for this section seems to be "children who died in the 1970's & 1980's". And some of the names are familiar to me.
On one short row alone, there were 3 or 4 children who passed-away during those decades.
- Karen was killed in the rotating-theatre in the Canada Pavilion at Expo-86.
Last edited by Flugel Horn; 05-22-2010 at 07:52 PM.
More young people:
David was probably the finest soccer player of his age-group in Nanaimo.
Sad markers for young people, from earlier times:
These metallic style of grave-markers seem to hold-up well over the years.
- there were a lot of Goronels in this area. Golobic is a South Wellington name.
- presumably a mother and daughter, and they both had short lives.
- a common style of grave-marker from this era.
- What a beautiful marker.
- Nice steam-locomotive drawing on the stone. He may have worked on the railroads during the steam era.
The lady with two names. There must be a story about that....
This is an interesting marker to read and ponder.
- he was only 20 years old.
- any ideas on the meaning of the text ?