WALKING/DRIVING Timmins TOUR OF TIMMINS Chamber M E M O R I A L C E M E T E RY Of Commerce Presents... This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada We are pleased to offer a general walking/driving tour of Timmins Memorial Cemetery. The cemetery is within the city of Timmins Ontario, and is the largest in the area followed by Tisdale Cemetery A Self Guided Cemetery Tour (South Porcupine), and Whitney Cemetery (Porcupine). The entrance to the cemetery is located on Pine Street South, 1km from downtown. This brochure will highlight points of interests such as particular memorial sections, a mining monu- ment, the mortuary building, and last but not least, the new community mausoleum and columbarium. We hope that you will enjoy this tour, and that you will be enriched with a better understanding of our local culture and history. dawn-dusk. Records at Timmins City Hall Grounds open daily Timmins Memorial Cemetery Pine Street South (705) 360-1345 City of Timmins Approx. 20,000 Timmins Chamber of Commerce www.timminschamber.on.ca 41 acres (705) 360-1900 May 2006 TIMMINS MEMORIAL CEMETERY # of burials: Telephone: Caretaker: Acreage: Address: Access: "Eternity is not something that begins after you're dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now." May 2006 Timmins Memorial Cemetery Points of Interest Cemetery Etiquette History and Facts Among several interesting family mausoleums and under- The splendor of this cemetery is evident to families who ground crypt, you will come upon numerous monuments which visit our beautiful grounds each year. With this in mind, you can enjoy from both a historical or artistic perspective. certain etiquette is required when visiting the cemeteries. or the thousands of people who visit annually, Tim- F mins Memorial Cemetery represents many different things. For some, it is a chance to walk among Memorial Sections • Cemeteries are collections of privately owned outdoor headstones that chronicle our mining history; for many, it is sculpture. Please stay in the designated walkways, off an opportunity to remember and honour the nation’s war Veterans: There are numerous war veter- cemetery lots and do not touch any memorials or arti- heroes, and for others, it is a place to say a last farewell dur- ans buried throughout many sections of facts. ing funeral services for a family member or friend. The fol- the cemetery. Sections B, Public D, F Public, and I (10 rows) are honoured by a • Turn off your car radio/stereo while driving or parking lowing is a compilation of dates and historical facts on the in cemeteries. cemetery. Canadian flag. Cremations: On the west side of rows R and S. • Appreciate the memorials as they are. Do not add to, • 1910 - The first cemetery was be- Babies and Children: In Section H, on take away from, or modify a memorial in any way; hind the chapel; now Saint Anthony the south side of the cemetery. In this even if you have exceptionally good taste. If it’s not of Padoua Cathedral on Pine Street older section, you will find markers just yours, don’t touch it. North recently discovered. • 1911 - Timmins is growing. A Chinese: In Section E Public rows 13 to • Show respect for the dead and for their surviving fami- new cemetery has been approved with 18 as well as Section T rows 2 to 8 Chinese lies and loved ones. Do not intrude on funeral or me- a location on grounds previously (reserved) Community morial services. Do not bring alcohol, firearms, or en- owned by the Dalton Family on Pine East European: In Section I. Many of our immigrant pioneers are tertainment items into cemeteries. Always be consider- Street South. resting here. ate of others. Mortuary Building: Between Sections A Public and B, along • Formerly called Moneta Ceme- Pine Street South. This building serves as a chapel as well as a • Well-behaved children under the direct supervision of tery, Timmins Memorial was first mortuary where bodies are kept during the Saint Anthony of responsible adults are welcome. Teach your children to established as a catholic cemetery winter (when winter burial is not possible) Padoua Cathedral respect cemeteries. Running, playing, and noisy activi- and eventually expanded to include or are awaiting out of town burial. ties are not appropriate in cemeteries. many more of our city pioneers of Mining Monument: In Section A Public other denominations. Victims of Hollinger Disaster. The monu- • No person shall allow or permit any animal to enter or • A fence dividing the Catholics and Protestants was re- ment is in memory of 9 out of the 39 min- remain in the cemetery. ers that succumbed to the smoke and car- moved over 30 years ago. bon monoxide poisoning at the Hollinger • In year 2000, 1,400 unknown graves were identified; Mine, Feb. 10, 1928. • Enjoy the natural peace and serenity of the cemetery. mainly in Section H (Baby section) Mausoleum and Columbarium: Do not litter (this includes cigarette butts) and do not In Section U. Both buildings were built in interfere with the plants and wildlife that inhabit the • The city is presently undergoing several cemetery en- site. hancement projects such as records digitization and re- Hollinger Victims 2002 and offer an above ground alterna- Memorial tive to traditional casket or urn burials. covery, row numbering, monument restoration efforts, Both have been designed to allow expan- • Keep your vehicle on designated roadways or in park- and ground leveling work. sion in the future to accommodate further requests. ing areas. Idling vehicle engines can be harmful to his- • In the event the location of a grave is not known, please Solitude Garden: In Section U. When completed, the garden will torical structures. Please do not block cemetery road- feel free to contact the City of Timmins Cemetery Man- be a place for reflection and meditation within the cemetery. It ways. agement at (705) 264-1335 or visit their website at will ultimately include a rose bed, quartz walkways, benches, and www.timmins.ca a wildflower rock garden. • Be friendly and courteous to all you meet.
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