This cemetery is located beside highway 112 just at the west end of Stukely-Sud on the way to Waterloo. It has a fence with several gates. The grass is well maintained. It contains many settlers from America that moved to Canada in the 1700s and 1800s.
Carolyn Goddard, Jack Elmer Goddard, and Wanola Janiece Greer Goddard photographed this cemetery in August 2008.
Cemetery history provided by JoAnne Savage April 2011. - In 1832 the Knowlton tomb vault was built in a field across the road from St. Mattew's Church. In 1906, it was cemented shut and now there is only a monument in the cemetery with the names of those who were in the tomb. In 1858, the cemetery was located but nothing really was done until 1916 when Cyrena Whitney gave the land (no deed was ever passed) and 1927 by an Order Ine Council, the Lieutenant governor confirmed ' a certain gift of parts of the Township of Stukely' to be known as the South Stukely Cemetery Company. The first meeting was held in 1917 and a plan of the cemetery was made into ranges and lots. There were to be seven Trustees elected yearly to oversee the cemetery. In 1920, the endowment fund was begun. During the years, it often was referred to as Brookside Cemetery. In 1999, the vault and toolshed were built by donations. ( Taken down recently.) It is interesting to note that in some of the obituaries, details about life at the time are often found. For example in the notice for Luke Willard R. Peters, a boy of 6 who died in 1902 of scarlet fever, it says "Last week has been one of the saddest in the history of this place. The epidemic tidal wave of scarlet fever rolled heavily upon us. Seven families were quarantined. Two families have suffered severe loss."
GPS Coordinates: 45.32415, -72.42389
- Added: 9 Dec 2007
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2242251
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