A Huge THANK YOU! We owe some people a huge Thank You for this site and our Restoration Project. First off comes Jim Conner in Alaska. This site would not exist if not for him. As for the preservation project, Cemetery administrators Tom Beaton,Greg Kett, Paul Culliton and James Turner three forward thinking people who put up with our endless emails and questions, always getting us supplies, etc. Next, Tom Klaasen has helped us so much to get the project started. And Then, the Council of Chatham-Kent. Lastly Jill in the office puts up with so many endless questions from us! Without every one of these people we could not even exist!
Lastly, we need to thank Our Volunteers. Whether they have been able to spend so many long hours for endless days, or their schedule only allows for a day or two here or there. Some of this work involves digging with tiny shovels, and some much heavier labor with pry bars. Some involves sitting for endless hours in front of a computer figuring who the Father and Mother was or how many children they had. Or taking the tens of thousands of photos to preserve history on this now beautiful web site. No one ever complains. We owe you all a huge vote of Thanks.
Old Mausoleum at Maple Leaf Cemetery Chatham
Photo by T Nigh
The Cemeteries of Chatham-Kent. Ontario Canada.
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Please Note! This web site is NOT a part of Chatham-Kent Cemeteries Administration.
Please note that cemetery staff have asked that you contact us directly with questions. Please do not call Chatham-Kent Cemeteries Offices.
Information on Preservation
of YOUR and Our Cemeteries.
Photo of John and Bruce
Putting stone back on base
Photo by Nigh
We would like to thank all the visitors to the cemetery for the encouragement and support that they compliment us with. Whether it be in voices of praise, coffee when we are parched, cookies, muffins, or maybe just a smile, a thumbs up or a wave, and always just their presence. Their acknowledgements give us the spirit to continue on with this huge project.
What's New on this Web Site. See What is New here
Special Temporary Presentation. Historical Burials Documentation (Recent permissions have allowed us to present this information. We hope to show more soon.)
Fixing up your own Family Plot (For information on fixing up a whole cemetery please click the photograph to the right.)
Maple Leaf and ST Anthony's Cemeteries
- Historical Information on the Maple Leaf and St Anthony's
- Cemetery Maps and Monument Photographs. Finding Maple Leaf and St Anthony's Cemeteries and Documenting their Monuments.
- Historical Information on the Other Cemeteries of Chatham-Kent
- Some Special Historical Burial Areas in Chatham-Kent Please help us find more information on Potter's Field!
- Historical and other information on other Chatham-Kent Cemeteries
- General Information on our "Other Cemeteries
- Documentation of all Cemeteries of Chatham-Kent (Where such is known.)
- The Lost and the Legends See information on possible lost burials areas, and those likely now lost forever.
- Cemetery Maps and Monument Photographs. Finding Other Cemeteries and Documenting their Monuments.
Special Information on Chatham-Kent's Cemeteries and our Cemeteries Restoration / Preservation Project.
Please note, so you can understand how the photographic areas of our web site are organized.
We have far too many photos to fit on our main web site here with thousands more to come. We hope that you will visit our Gallery to see other photos and special presentations!
If I know nothing about making a web site or working on monuments, can I help?
All photos here are copyright to the person who owns them, or if unknown are copyright to the owner of this web site. Absolutely NO ONE (including cemetery volunteers) is allowed for any reason to reproduce those photos, even for educational purposes without written permission of the owner of the photo. This includes photos placed on this site by family members of those interred. In most cases we will give permission for reproduction of photos owned by the site, but you MUST ask!
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