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Betty & Dan (#47676850)
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We both enjoy the hobby of genealogy, and value the information that can often be gleaned from grave markers. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MAKE USE OF ANY PHOTOS WE'VE POSTED TO ENHANCE YOUR FAMILY TREE. Once we're retired (in a few more years), we plan to become more active as photo volunteers to be able to contribute more.

FYI: We have photographed all of the approximately 2900 grave markers at the Veteran's Cemetery in Esquimalt - we are working on creating memorial pages & uploading these photos - Sections AA, B, BB, C, CC, D, DD, E, F & OFFICE have been completed - Section A is in progress. If you'd like a photo not yet uploaded (or a retake on any existing photo), please post a photo request, and we will get it at the first opportunity.

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RE: Joseph Nelson bio
thanks, and thanks for the photo of his grave marker!
Added by JAS on Nov 26, 2015 7:13 AM
RE: Gertrude Mabel Havercroft Grave at Ross Bay Cemetery
Thanks again for this. I know Gerty was married but I don't have a clue who her husband was or whatever happened to him. Growing up we didn't know him. I think that losing her son was a blow she never recovered from.

Added by Annie on Nov 22, 2015 8:50 AM
RE: Mary & Samuel Shanks Graves at Ross Bay Cemetery
Thank you so much for doing this. Yes Gertrude (Aunty Gerty) was my grandfather, Samuel James SHANKS sister. I didn't know where she had been buried so thanks for that too! :)
Added by Annie on Nov 22, 2015 12:04 AM
Sheila McCarthy
Re: Nicholles
Thanks so much for the pictures. They are beautiful (I hope we keep the beautiful weather too).

I got your email and I'm going to reply... you found out more about the Nicholles than I did!

Added by Sheila McCarthy on Nov 21, 2015 7:29 PM
Patti Jackson
Photo Request at Mountain View
Hi, Just saw your photo request for Len O'Leary at Mountain View in HORNE2/*/14/007/0001. My Mom, brother, grandparents and uncle are buried very nearby so the next time I go to visit them, I will take a picture for you as long as the weather is co-operating and not pouring with rain. I didn't put in a 'Claim' b/c I think it has to be fulfilled within a certain # of days and I'm not sure if I'll get to the cemetery before the deadline.
Added by Patti Jackson on Nov 19, 2015 9:47 AM
RE: Walter Burns Find A Grave Memorial# 154611065
Thank you very much for providing the grave marker photo for Walter and linking his wife to his memorial. I processed the edits and also edited his bio with the new information about Edith's interment. Of the approximate 1400 men and women in the Kenora Great War Project, three are interred in this cemetery...Walter, George Emerson, and Donald Dewar (bios to be added). Although you gave a blanket permission to use your photos, if it is OK we will add them to their tributes on our local genealogy site ASK, their files at the Lake of the Woods Museum in Kenora, and when the project's website is up and running by spring, on
Thanks again!
Added by JAS on Nov 04, 2015 7:34 PM
Fran Wallace
Thank you for the information about the online death records. Do you have any information on how I might locate obituaries for Ardna and John ?
Added by Fran Wallace on Oct 17, 2015 11:44 AM
Fran Wallace
Thank you for taking and posting the photos for Ardna and George McDonald. I was not aware that Ardna's husband was John, so this has been a big help to me as I try to find this branch of my husband's family.
I appreciate your time and efforts.
Added by Fran Wallace on Oct 17, 2015 9:05 AM
Ross Bay Cementery
Hi Betty & Dan,
I have also been getting requests for photos from Ross Bay Cementry. Maps show that I am only 21 miles away - but that is a long, expensive 21 miles across the Strait of Juan De Fuca. With all the wonderful work you have been doing, I wanted to check in with you before I make a trip. I notice that you have been unable to find many graves. Is it worth another search or were they in the washed away area? There are also 4 unclaimed requests with no problems reported. What is their status? I marked as claimed but will gladly unclaim unless I can help in some way help. What is the status on the Love and Leask requests? I can see online that you have filled all the other recent requests but don't know about those two.

If I do come over, I would love to meet you. I am totally new to grave photography and you have had so much experience. I will come on Oct 22 & 23 if I can be of use to you in this project. Cheers from south of the border, Margaret
New email address:
Added by Margaret on Oct 10, 2015 8:26 PM
megan cosgrove
RE: William Matthews photo request
Hi Betty and Dan
I haven't been able to find very much info on him at all. I am curious about his cause of death and his movements across state and country borders as he started out in England and went to America and Canada via Australia but I have not been able to find any of those records after Australia. I assume he arrived in America around 1886/87 but that's only going by where and when his children were born. Any info you can send along with the photos would be greatly appreciated.
His widow Mary Ellen Matthews nee Rogers remarried and according to family folklore, also traveled back and forth between Australia and America before finally settling in America. Her three sons (one was my great grandfather) returned to Australia at some stage so I don't know whether this was before or after their fathers death and she was just visiting. There is a family story that she was nasty to her daughter-in-law (my great grandmother).
Any info you have on him would be greatly appreciated as he is a bit of a mystery to us.
Added by megan cosgrove on Aug 31, 2015 4:20 PM
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