Fraser & St. Peter's cemeteries, New Westminster, May 11, 2008
Archie and Dale Miller will lead a tour of Fraser Cemetery in New Westminster from 10 am to noon. Contact Archie Miller directly to book. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-526-6113.
Tickets are $10.00 each.
'Overlooking The Fraser River - A Cemetery With A View': The Fraser Cemetery (and the adjacent St Peter's Catholic Cemetery) occupies a prominent location in the Sapperton neighbourhood of New Westminster. ...The histories of many Lower Mainland communities can be told in these cemeteries as they trace roots back to the early days of the Colony of British Columbia when this was the formal available burial ground.
Archie and Dale Miller, your guides for this May 11 event, have been, together and individually, researching this site for over 40 years, and bring with them a wealth of information and a great enjoyment in telling the tales. ...if you have a reference to someone you are seeking who is buried in Fraser or St. Peter's, tell them that as well when you book - they may be able to include 'your person' in the stories told.
As time, weather, and group interest allow, a short introduction to the Woodlands and B.C. Penitentiary cemeteries will be included after the Fraser sites have been viewed. This will require a short drive to these extra locations. (Walking from Fraser etc. is not practical.)
This tour is associated with the 2008 B.C. Historical Federation conference. For more about the conference, see: http://www.bchistory.ca/