Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Family Resting Places

I left off with the mausoleum at Beechwood yesterday; this is a stained glass window within the building.


This particular grave near the mausoleum caught my eye.


This large family plot is centered around the tall grave marker at its heart- the Slaters are buried here. James Slater, with his 19th century engineering expertise, warrants a plaque.


Nearby stands the graves of a husband and wife, backed by a stone cross with the name Borden marked on it. This is the final resting place of one of our prime ministers, Sir Robert Borden, who saw the country through the First World War. His wife Laura is beside him. 

31 comments:

  1. The family place looks lovely, and the window is beautiful.

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  2. I like this post. I find out so much history in the older cemeteries.
    MB

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  3. Great views, William. The cemetery's location is also very nice.

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  4. These markers are all very fascinating. So many stories buried here!

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  5. ...this is just the kind of place that I would love to explore.

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  6. Oh my that window is just wonderful ...

    All the best Jan

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  7. @Linda: I do too.

    @Orvokki: I was pleased by how well the window came out.

    @MB: and this place has so much history.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Marleen: it is a great spot. Highest ground in the Vanier Quarter.

    @Revrunner: I haven't seen one like it.

    @Lowell: indeed!

    @Tom: I enjoyed doing so.

    @Jan: it is!

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  8. i love that window! it is a pretty cemetery!

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  9. I really enjoy seeing these things. That 'strange" marker with the star (?) MUST be photographed again in different light so we can really see it, William. Thanks for another good post

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  10. It's good that our prime ministers can rest in peace without security in a peaceful serene location..

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  11. The window is so lovely William and it always fascinates me to see how people choose to honour/remember their loved ones!

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  12. what a petty stained glass window.

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  13. @Tanya: it is!

    @Cloudia: I'd have to come back sometime later in an afternoon. That tomb faces west.

    @Red: that's true!

    @Grace: it's quite different from the usual sort of stained glass.

    @Sharon: it certainly is!

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  14. I also love that stained glass window. The cemetery looks a very interesting place to visit.

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  15. I, too, love that stained glass window, William! Beautiful cemetery.

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  16. gorgeous stain glass. i love the design. ( :

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  17. Nice to have some plaques that tell you about the people interred.

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  18. I love a nice stroll through a cemetery.

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  19. I love that stained glass window. Very pretty.

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  20. Stained glass window is beautiful. I like shadows in photo #6.

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  21. @Lauren: it was.

    @Linda: it impressed me.

    @Beth: very different from other stained glass, I thought.

    @Jenny: it's a good idea of the cemetery to do that, and there are quite a number of people included.

    @Halcyon: this one is ideal for that.

    @Whisk: it certainly is.

    @Bill: it was well designed.

    @Klara: I do as well.

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  22. It is a nice cemetery. I like the stained glass window too!

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  23. Those are the types of monuments that make old cemeteries so fascinating.

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  24. I love cemeteries. I hope they don't become extinct!

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  25. Some notable personages in this cemetery. But I'm curious about that Mierins grave. It certainly is unique.

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  26. I like the stained glass window !

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