Monday, May 20, 2013

grave post - Endean

A set of family gravestones from the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Harry and Edith were married in 1926. Harry and a brother started a nursery business sometime around 1910-20 around the same time as horticulture was becoming the main source of industry in the village. His son, Frank was a town councillor for three years, from 1988-91. The centre stone is for Catharine who passed away at two days in June of 1967. The similarities in the stones - including the flourishing writing style - suggest they were carved around the same time. 

Note the roses on the stones for Harry, Frank and baby Catharine.
Roses became a distinct part of the town's heritage due in large part to the influence of the flowers grown in the area. Even becoming  the town's motto "En la Rose Je Fleuris," which freely translates as "Like the Rose I Bloom," "I Bloom as the Rose," or "In the Rose, I Flourish."
mosaic at the Rose Garden


  1. Such beautiful monuments. The size of Catherine's stone is really quite striking.

    Beneath Thy Feet

  2. Wow - these are beautiful! It's touching that baby Catharine is surrounded by family.
    Thanks for sharing on Taphophile Tragics!


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