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is re­spon­si­ble for fix­ing my grand-par­ent’s mon­u­ment”. The care­taker an­swered with a gen­tle smile: “I am glad you asked. Many fam­i­lies do not seem to know that when they put up a mon­u­ment they are also duty bound to main­tain it.” Soon af­ter, fol­low­ing con­sul­ta­tion with other fam­ily mem­bers, a new base set in place and the mon­u­ment was se­cure.

There are sev­eral mon­u­ments in our Brook­side Ceme­tery that need at­ten­tion; a few are ac­tu­ally lay­ing on the ground. Our as­so­ci­a­tion does not have the funds to cor­rect the prob­lems. We ask fam­ily mem­bers to visit the his­toric fam­ily plots (and should at­ten­tion be needed) to con­tact Jim Wharry

Some of us know about the his­toric Hil­lTop Ceme­tery that is lo­cated off Taplin Road. This ceme­tery was aban­doned gen­er­a­tions ago. It needs to be cleaned up. We have talked about it at many meet­ings, but our time is con­tin­u­ally ab­sorbed with other press­ing is­sues. There are plans on the books to clean up the Hill Top Ceme­tery and to take ac­tion to at least treat this his­toric burial ground with the re­spect peo­ple de­serve.

While Brook­side Ceme­tery is an ac­tive burial ground, there are too few buri­als an­nu­ally to cover the main­te­nance costs. We de­pend on do­na­tions and be­ing re­mem­bered in your will. We are grate­ful for the sev­eral fam­i­lies who have made gen­er­ous do­na­tions this year and for the be­quests we oc­ca­sion­ally re­ceive. Should you wish to make a do­na­tion, please mail it to Gertrude Ketcham, trea­surer, 3 Park, Stanstead, Qc J0B 3E0. Gertrude will is­sue a tax de­ductible re­ceipt.

The Revs Deane and Doreen (Keet) Mof­fat are in the process of pre­par­ing a ceme­tery wor­ship ser­vice cel­e­brat­ing the life of peo­ple laid to rest in Brook­side Ceme­tery. It will be an out­door ser­vice, held in the ceme­tery on Sun­day, Au­gust 19 at 2:30 PM. Deane Mof­fat will in­ter­view lo­cal his­to­rian Steve Moore who will give an ac­count of var­i­ous per­sons of in­ter­est who are in­terred in Book­side Ceme­tery. Every­one is wel­come

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