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In the News (Thu 22 Aug 19)

  
  Ross Bay
The fact that the cemetery was to be allotted was not generally known, and the Odd Fellows were prepared to purchase a piece.
In 1873 he received a' communication from the Secretary of the Cemetery Board, notifying that a portion of the Ross Bay Cemetery had been set apart for the use of the Roman Catholic Church, and that such portion was marked 'C' on the map of the Cemetery.
The Roman Catholic burial ground in Ross Bay Cemetery is not consecrated.
www.rootsweb.com /~canbc/rossbay.htm   (4031 words)

  
 Monuments, World Wars I and II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Victoria Monument at Ross Bay Cemetery on Vancouver Island commemorates those who were lost or buried at sea in the Pacific Ocean.
Ross Bay Cemetery, Vancouver Island - the Naval Memorial bearing the names of 39 officers and men who were lost at sea.
It is the only cemetery in Canada to have a Stone of Remembrance, which was unveiled in 1960 by the CWGC to honour the sailors, soldiers and airmen of the Commonwealth who served in both wars and who are buried in Canada.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1SEC830717   (638 words)

  
 Ross Bay Cemetery
Ross Bay Cemetery, located at 1516 Fairfield Road in Victoria, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, Canada was opened in 1873.
The 27.5 acre cemetery is part of a public park and its south side faces Ross Bay on the Pacific Ocean.
Because the city of Victoria is the capital of the province of British Columbia, until the second quarter of the 20th century when improved ferry service and air travel made mobility to and from the island much easier, most senior politicians made Victoria their permanent home.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/r/ro/ross_bay_cemetery.html   (350 words)

  
 Scenic drives at travel-victoria.com - Ross Bay Cemetery
Victoria's Ross Bay Cemetery opened in 1873 to serve the burial needs of the growing city of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Overlooking Ross Bay, it is 11 hectares in size (27.5 acres) and has almost 28,000 interments.
Ross Bay Cemetery is open daily during daylight hours and visitors are welcome.
www.travel-victoria.com /scenicdrives/drivetour22.htm   (429 words)

  
 Chinese-Canadian Genealogy - Community and Church Cemeteries - British Columbia
In addition to community and church cemeteries, which were used by individuals of various ethnic origins, there were also separate Chinese Cemeteries.
Chinese burials at Ross Bay took place in a segregated section of the cemetery near the water, and many graves were washed away during severe storms in 1909.
A name search will generate a list of "hits", including the name of the individual, the cemetery in which he or she was, the location of the cemetery, and a reference number.
www.vpl.ca /ccg/Church_Cemeteries.html   (468 words)

  
 Restoration of Ross Bay Villa
Ross Bay Villa is located at 1490 Fairfield Road in Victoria's Fairfield neighbourhood.
Ross Bay Villa also retains significant social history connections to the early days of the province.
Ross Bay Villa has physical and historical connections with Ross Bay Cemetery, and answers the recommendations for a small Visitors' Centre for the Cemetery.
www.hallmarksociety.ca /Ross_Bay_Villa.html   (272 words)

  
 City hikes cemetery plot prices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Just like the land for the living, the burial plot costs at the historic Ross Bay Cemetery are taking a jump, proving you can’t escape the hot real estate market and soaring construction costs even when you’re dead.
Last April council asked staff to review plot pricing to "restrict speculative purchase and the resale of plots." The new pricing is more closely in line with market pricing as plots in Ross Bay Cemetery have been advertised for sale by private sellers for around $20,000.
Ross Bay cemetery has about 15,000 plots and is considered full other than the approximately 270 recently identified as unused after a laborious process to verify no one had the rights to use them.
www.canada.com /victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=2ae63eb3-5142-419a-9267-f2b4d122418a&k=48912   (375 words)

  
 Grave decision will see plot prices soar at Ross Bay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Burial plot costs at Victoria's historic Ross Bay Cemetery are taking a jump, proving you can't escape the hot real estate market and soaring construction costs even when you're dead.
Ross Bay Cemetery has about 15,000 plots and is considered full -- other than the approximately 270 recently identified as unused after a laborious process to verify no one had the rights to use them.
Proceeds of the Ross Bay sales will go toward financing improvements to the cemetery, including perimeter upgrades and a fund for regular maintenance.
www.canada.com /victoriatimescolonist/news/capital_van_isl/story.html?id=0925b241-aa8d-4836-a8f6-26db0278bc52&k=84355   (458 words)

  
 Canadian Genealogy and History Links - Cemetery - Obituary
Churches and Cemeteries of the Maritimes Pictou and Antigonish County Cemeteries.
Cemeteries Transcripts for the Bissell, McQuin and Carpenter Cemeteries as recorded by the Grenville County Historical Society.
Cemeteries of Stormont and Dundas Counties Tombstone transcriptions from cemeteries in Stormont and Dundas Counties.
www.islandnet.com /~jveinot/cghl/cemetery.html   (1617 words)

  
 Michelle Remembers -- fiction disguised as fact
Neither the cemetery nor the Helmcken mausoleum are in an isolated spot.
In fact, the mausoleum is clearly visible from the sidewalk at the main entrance to Ross Bay.
Ross Bay Cemetery in the city of Victoria, in the province of British Columbia, Canada, was created over a hundred and twenty five years ago (which makes it very old by Western Canadian standards).
members.shaw.ca /imaginarycrimes/michelleremembers.htm   (573 words)

  
 Victoria Travel Review
One of the better known cemeteries, located along the oceanfront on Dallas Rd., is Ross Bay Cemetery, which the Society calls a Victorian era romantic cemetery.
This cemetery started in 1855 when Ft. Victoria was at the center of everything (By 1873 all burials were switched to the Ross Bay Cemetery).
The most famous of these ghosts is that of Doris Gravlin who was strangled (supposedly by her husband who afterwards committed suicide) on the 7th green of the Oak Bay Golf course, then buried in a sand trap.
www.victoriatravelguide.com /travel/victoria.html   (1437 words)

  
 Oak Bay Tourism, Oak Bay, Victoria, BC, Canada
The influence of the Hudson’s Bay Company on Oak Bay’s early development is evident in the number of streets and parks named after influential HBC personnel.
Between 1903 and 1908 many of the Chinese graves in Ross Bay Cemetery were relocated to the new cemetery.
Oak Bay is home to over two-dozen markers commemorating the community's heritage including the Chinese cemetery National historic site, the Stanley Cup memorial in front of Oak Bay High school and the Native Plant Garden located at Beach Drive and Margate.
www.oakbaytourism.com /attractions/historic_points_of_interest.htm   (719 words)

  
 Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria Bed and Breakfast - Abbeymoore B&B, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
In Victoria, this cemetery is the oldest surviving formal burial landscape design and a superb example of a Victorian-era burial ground.
Its profusion of unusual trees and plantings, winding carriageways, 27,000 graves with intriguing marble, sandstone and granite monuments, all bear witness to the famous and not-so-famous who are buried here.
This tour is about some of the colourful men and women who made history in BC, Alaska, Yukon and the US West and are buried at Ross Bay Cemetery.
www.abbeymoore.com /attractions/rossbay2.html   (246 words)

  
 Taphophilia (dot) Com - The 6-49 for six feet under
Gerry Buydens, president of the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria, said the city plans to release another 80 plots this spring and another batch of several dozen plots by the end of 2005.
Phase one of those improvements is a $1.8-million scheme to install a new fence and hedge on the southwest side, in part to deter vandals from targeting the cemetery as they have in the past.
In response to council comments, Steven Olson, secretary-treasurer for the Board of Cemetery Trustees, said the city need not be concerned about winners trying to resell their plots.
www.taphophilia.com /modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=3219   (466 words)

  
 TLC The Land Conservancy :: Protecting Our Natural and Cultural Heritage
Ross Bay Villa is a rare 1865 colonial cottage, one of only 12 buildings of this era known to survive in the Capital Region.
The restoration of the grounds is also underway, being designed to replicate the appearance of the garden during the late 1860s.
We will also be able to provide some office space for a couple of our heritage partners — the Hallmark Society, the Old Cemeteries Society and the Heritage Society of BC — who have been tremendous supporters of the acquisition and restoration of the site.
www.conservancy.bc.ca /content.asp?sectionid=30®ionack=VI   (272 words)

  
 Open Directory - Society: Death: Death Care: Cemeteries: Image Galleries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cemeteries of the World - Comparative photo study of cemeteries and burial practices from many countries around the world.
Ross Bay Cemetery - Unique example of Victorian-era romantic cemeteries in the province of British Columbia.
Louis Cemetery Photos, New Orleans, LA - This is a collection of photos of tombstones in a historic New Orleans cemetery.
dmoz.org /Society/Death/Death_Care/Cemeteries/Image_Galleries   (1395 words)

  
 FuneralWire - Your Leading Source for Deathcare Industry News
It has about 15,000 plots and is considered full, but the city had recently identified 72 available plots, with a further 200 likely to come on the market after officials complete a laborious process to verify no one has the rights to use them.
Stephen Olson, secretary-treasurer for the Board of Cemetery Trustees, said people have very personal reasons for wanting to be buried in the cemetery, which dates back to 1872.
Most recently, Frank Calder was interred in the seaside cemetery, joining luminaries Emily Carr, Sir James Douglas, hanging judge Matthew Begbie, and coal baron Robert Dunsmuir and his family.
www.funeralwire.com /article.php?id=19729   (471 words)

  
 The Ghosts of Victoria Festival
Ross Bay Cemetery, open daily during daylight hours, is a beautiful oceanside Victorian cemetery where phantoms roam.
Ross Bay Cemetery has the distinction of being the most spectacular Victorian cemetery in British Columbia.
The Old Cemeteries Society conducts walking tours at Ross Bay Cemetery and many other cemeteries in Victoria on Sunday afternoons throughout the year.
www.discoverthepast.com /discvr/festival.htm   (1397 words)

  
 Masonic interments in Victoria, British Columbia
THE second cemetery in Victoria, BC, the Old Burying Ground of Pioneer Square, opened in 1855 at Quadra Street and Rockland Road.
The last burial in what is also called the Quadra Street Cemetery was in 1873, when Ross Bay Cemetery was opened.
Further information is available through the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria.
freemasonry.bcy.ca /history/victoria_cemeteries/index.html   (222 words)

  
 Victoria : Attractions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Ross Bay Cemetery, 1495 Fairfield St. at Dallas Rd., has to be one of the finest locations in all creation to spend eternity.
Pioneer Square, on the corner of Meares and Quadra Streets beside Christ Church, is one of British Columbia's oldest cemeteries.
Just southeast of Duncan, Cowichan Bay is a pretty little seaside town with a view of the ocean and a few attractions.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=185&catID=0185010029   (1650 words)

  
 Article - Trees of the Rose Family in Victoria, B.C. by Arthur Lee Jacobson
Several are in Beacon Hill Park by Goodacre Lake, and it is in Ross Bay Cemetery's northeast corner.
It is a beautiful bright pink on a small tree to be seen in Ross Bay Cemetery adjacent to Fairfield Road.
A specimen is at the main entrance to Ross Bay Cemetery, 21' high with a 36' spread.
www.arthurleej.com /a-victoriarosetrees.html   (2559 words)

  
 Find A Grave - Ross Bay Cemetery
Discovered the major gold claim beginning the 1862 Cariboo Gold Rush on Williams Creek near Barkerville, B.C. Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Established the Hudson's Bay Co. at Fort Victoria, 1843.
Master of the Hudson's Bay Co. steamer, S.S. Beaver.
www.findagrave.com /php/famous.php?page=cem&FScemeteryid=639348   (339 words)

  
 British Columbia Municipal Cemetery Network
The BCMCN is a group of municipal cemeteries providing a range of cemetery services to many communities throughout the province.
All cemeteries listed on this site are owned and operated by a local government body (city, district, town, etc.) that is responsible for the care and operation of the cemeteries.
All revenues from the fees for service remain in the community and are used to offset the costs of operating the cemetery or for cemetery improvements.
vancouver.ca /commsvcs/NONMARKETOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/bcmcn   (179 words)

  
 USA/Canada Bike Tour: Chimainus-Victoria
Bicycle art, Chimacum Bay, BC Unfortunately, quaint Chimacum Bay projects a bit of the message that, "We are hear to separate the tourist from his money." One of the stand out shops was a combination bakery and cheese shop.
The southeast corner of the bay is now boarded by a promenade, which on sunny days is traversed by tourists and lined with craft merchants.
The cemetery site is flanked by the "Azure Dragon (Qinglong) on its left and by the "White Tiger" (Baihu) on its right, and backed with a "Pillow Mountain" (Zhenshan, Gonzales Hill), where the two cosmic forces of Dragon and Tiger converse.
www.ibike.org /ibike/salish/islands/8-Victoria.htm   (1077 words)

  
 School Tours and Programs - Ross Bay Cemetery - Victoria BC
Ross Bay Cemetery General Tour - This tour offers a balanced overview of the cemetery as an historical resource.
Many of the people she wrote about are buried at Ross Bay Cemetery.
Most of the tours are at Ross Bay Cemetery, but other historic sites are used as well.
www.oldcem.bc.ca /school.htm   (585 words)

  
 Ross Bay Cemetery - Victoria BC
Ross Bay Cemetery - Victoria BC Cemeteries - Ross Bay Cemetery
Guided tours of Ross Bay Cemetery, Pioneer Square and other Heritage cemeteries are offered regularly.
Enquiries from genealogists, contacts with families having plots in these cemeteries, offers of assistance, or tax deduction donations toward cemetery preservation are welcome and appreciated.
www.oldcem.bc.ca /cem_rb.htm   (198 words)

  
 Cemetery and History Links
The Brookwood Cemetery Society: dedicated to preserving the Brookwood Cemetery, formerly the London Necropolis.
Cemetery Updating Services: This company's services include managing and updating cemetery records as well as mapping of cemetery plot layouts.
Hartsdale Pet Cemetery (this is the oldest pet cemeteries in the United States - and the oldest in the world still in use.
www.ucalgary.ca /~dsucha/links.html   (568 words)

  
 Victoria ghost tours history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The family home was across the street from the Ross Bay Cemetery and it wasn’t long before Adams carved paths through the sprawling yard, eventually picking out names like his school’s namesake.
He was also a devoted reader of the historical column in the local newspaper, rushing to the door before anyone else woke to grab the Islander and delve into the past.
Have you seen a ghost?: “No, but it’s kind of like asking the preacher, ‘Have you seen God?’” Adams says many believe his home is haunted by the spirit of a Chinese man named Lum who was a servant to the family that owned it before him.
www.victorialodging.com /ghost-tours   (1160 words)

  
 Victoria Ross Bay Cemetery - Buchart gardens victoria - victoria royal wax museum - victoria harbor ferries!
The Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria is dedicated to researching, preserving and encouraging the appreciation of Victoria's 20 Heritage Cemeteries.
Our more than 300 members are involved in many volunteer activities, mainly at Ross Bay Cemetery.
The characters of Victoria's past come alive when their stories are retold by the guides of The Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria.
www.xplimousine.com /ross-mary-cemetery.htm   (219 words)

  
 The McMorrans of British Columbia, Canada
5 OCT 1958 in Kamloops, BC, buried in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.
Married 10 JUN 1908 in St. Barnabas Church, Victoria, BC, ELIZABETH JANE L. WHITTAKER, buried in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.
4 JAN 1973 in Kamloops, BC, buried in Ross Bay Burial Ground, Victoria, BC.
members.ozemail.com.au /~msafier/McMorran/mcmorran_bc.html   (594 words)

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