A Self Guided Cemetery Tour by ftb12802


    TOUR OF TIMMINS                                                                                                                                                                                         Chamber
   M E M O R I A L C E M E T E RY                                                                                                                                                                           Of Commerce

                                                                                                                                               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

                                                                                      41 acres

                                                                                                                        (705) 360-1900

                                                                                                                          May 2006
                                                                                                                                                                                                            TIMMINS MEMORIAL
                                                                                                 # of burials:


  "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.
                                                                    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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