Warm weather and sunny days herald the arrival of summer but the pall of the pandemic continues to hang over our lives.
The past fifteen months have challenged us all but we now have of the promise of returning to our normal routine and realizing the promise of the summer.
Provincial guidelines for outdoor gatherings remain in effect until later in June. In accordance with those guidelines the Cemetery board has decided that
The 2021 Memorial Service
The cemetery remains open during the day and we encourage everyone to visit often.
Please remember that outdoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of ten people.
Operating expenses for 2020 were $7708.40. Net income for 2020 was $10,979.03; this amount does not include $100.00 from monument fees which must be deposited in the Care and Maintenance Fund.
Lillies Cemetery website and Facebook page
In 2020 the cemetery website (www.lilliescemetery.ca) was updated and is now available on all devices: PCs, tablets and, smart phones.
A list of all recorded burials in Lillies Cemetery and the Baptist Burying Ground has been added to the website.
You can also visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LilliesCemetery) where there are regular notifications of interest including additions to the website.
There have been enquiries about monument cleaning. Granite monuments can be cleaned by pressure-washing. The service is available locally; contact Donald Bracken at (613) 387-3294. Marble monuments should not be pressure-washed; the stone is too soft. Clean marble monuments manually with a soft brush and water.
Trees, Shrubs, Flowers and other Decorations
We are pleased to see the flowers that have been planted by some families and we encourage others to do so. Remember that planted flowers should be within one foot of the monument so that they do not interfere with mowing.
Please mark artificial flowers and wreaths with your name and the name of the grave so that errant wreaths can be returned to their proper place. Damaged and faded items should be removed.
As a volunteer organization the Baptist Cemetery welcomes anyone who is interested in becoming a board member or participating in any other capacity. If interested, please contact the secretary-treasurer.
The Board of Lillies Cemetery gratefully acknowledges donations made in 2020 in memory of the following people:
Velma Cooke Wendell Hughson Robert Hughson
John & Matilda Douds Betty & Basil Blondin Ralph Welch
Philip & May Leadbeater Lloyd Leadbeater Gregory Leadbeater
Charles Wykes Frank & Nancy Wykes Sebastien Wykes
Baldur von Minden Allan Kenny Van & Victoria Wills
Malcolm Godin Jason Day Harold Greenlees
Ernest & Nellie Blackman Glynn Edgar Myrtle & John Sloan
Wilmer & Alice Kenny Glenn Kenny Roxanne Kenny
George & Jean Collinson Frances Collinson Donaldson Alan Blackman
Mary & Ernest Collinson Marjorie Hull Ronald Greene
Carl & Hazel Burtch Martin & Jean Carpenter Vernon Tye
Owen & Jennie Burtch Helena & Stanley Best Charles W Slack
Stephen & Keitha Berry Carrol & Edith Berry Douglas Berry
Gyles E Tye Pernie & Mildred Banks Rodney Steacy
Sanford, Mary & Lorne Kelsey Elwood & Bernice Berry Billy Berry
Edna, William & Wayne Rabbie Audrey & Cecil Welch David Kenny
Hugh & Olive Henderson Gordon & Alwilda Gamble Norris Middleton
William & Thressa Findlay Blair & Rodney Findlay John P Collins
Joan Ritchie Ray & Zella Sweet Terry Molloy
Charles & Ruby Ann Blackman Cassandra Lee Wilmer Willis
Ford & Myrtle Kenny Philip Kenny Olive & Lorne Kenny
Gerald & Gwen Kenny Paul Simpson Maxine Moroughan
Oscar & Harriet Warren Leslie Simpson Jo-Anne Rogers
Ethel & Earl Chapman Alice & Milton Chapman Lorne Chapman
Oliver & Florence Simpson Harold & Hazel Tye Keitha Irene Kenny
Florence & Johnson Moorhead Ernest & Edna Morris Isobel Neville
Lynden, Angela & David Slack Andrea & Richard Warner Nina Warner
Bill, Eleanor & Debbie Nolan Florence (Sly) Simpson Miner Simpson
Harold & Wilhelmina Bryan Cathryn & Prudence Baxter Donald Baxter
Herbert & Karen Mainse Clifford Simpson Ronald E Moulton
Bernard & Rae Lee Ernest & Ada Rowley Reg & Bella Elson
George & Amelia Martin Bernard & Hazel McAlonan Eldon McAlonan
We mourn the passing of:
Pearl Warren, Nancy Wykes, Joyce Stedman