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Bear Hugs (#47810210)
 member for 2 years, 2 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo Each time I create a memorial I delight in thinking that it may someday provide comfort to a loved one or valuable information to a genealogist.

It is great to find a memorial for a loved one and, from personal experience, if there are photos the experience is FABULOUS!

Transfers - Please use the "Edit" tab on the memorial, send a "Suggest a Correction" including your "ID number". I'm more than happy to transfer memorials to their RELATIVES.

If FAMILY MEMBERS wish to have a memorial deleted I will do so, no questions asked.

FAG asks that we avoid creating "pre-need" memorials for obvious reasons (they may unnecessarily distress and confuse the person's family and friends)

Some dates/names on the headstones are hard to read. If you can help, please click the Edit tab at the top and send me a message. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated in the completion of "Unknown" and incomplete memorials.

Linking family members is great and I will add any FAG approved data to memorials. Although, I think it would be wonderful to provide FULL obituaries and obituary photos for future generations to discover, and cherish, FAG has a rule to the contrary. FAG is the host and I respect its rules. Some of my memorials have obits and I am deleting them as I find them.

1) A memorial with a correct known burial location will always be preferred over an unknown burial location.

2) Contributors retain copyright over any photos added to Find A Grave. It is wrong for someone to 'steal' a photo from Find A Grave and post it other websites as if it were their own.

Please note, I will NO LONGER delete photos on memorials I created that are managed by someone other than a "family member" as defined by FAG. Requests of this nature are a waste of my time and offensive.

In an effort to avoid offending other contributors I do not add photos to memorials created minus pictures, until at least 3 months after "creation", without requesting prior permission. Three months should be sufficient time for the creator to "finish" the memorial, if they have headstone photos. I assume all FAG contributors are here for altruistic reasons and that those with memorials without photos would appreciate assistance.

Please do not upload ADDITIONAL headstone photos to memorials I created, or manage.

I would like to thank the Vulcan & District Historical Society for giving me access to all of the Vulcan County Cemetery records and the amazing support of my main contact in that group. WOW!!!!

The Alberta Genealogical Society - Lethbridge Branch gave me access to its Mountain View Cemetery records so unmarked graves and grave locations could be added to FindAGrave. AGS (Lethbridge) has a phenomenal amount of info on file including neatly catalogued obituaries - please support them, if possible. Thanks to all AGS members!!

Volunteers spend countless hours photographing/ creating memorials and appreciate knowing their efforts are appreciated. I know I do.

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Bev Dowson
RE: Oshawa - Mausoleum
Today was YOUR lucky day. Please be sure to check each picture & add anyone else that might be on the stone. Bevers !!
Added by Bev Dowson on Jul 18, 2014 4:14 PM
Denis Xenos
Thank you for the great photos
Added by Denis Xenos on Jul 10, 2014 7:13 AM
Donna Walters
Rebecca and Roy Kemp
Thank you so much for putting this memorial on Findagrave! I am just getting started on my Canadian relatives and this is a very exciting find. If you know anyone who my be related to this couple, please let them know that I am researching this family.

Thank you once again.

Donna Walters
El Paso, TX
Added by Donna Walters on Jul 05, 2014 8:04 AM
Hello Bear Hugs, I am writing to ask permission to use some of your photos in my family research files. They are only for use in my family history.
My interest is in the Patton family and related people who appear to be in Central Butte Cemetery.
Regards, Bob Patton Boal.
Added by Sonata22 on Jun 26, 2014 5:22 AM
No worries Yvonne -- looks like you & I are working on the same project *smiles -- I have about the same number -- have been cropping and editing the photos to post. We should become 'dynamic duos' for Southern Alberta!

Thanks for letting me know.

Won't be taking photos for a while til this snow disappears!

- Linda
Added by Linda on Oct 23, 2012 5:20 PM

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