Reminder: Women at Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Walking Tour, August 4, 2013

 Hepburn and Tomlinson headstones, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC

Join the Women at Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Walking Tour, August 4, 2013, 10 am to noon, with Lorraine Irving and  M. Diane Rogers of the BC Genealogical Society, and Jolene Cumming of the Herstory Cafe.

Tour details on the City of Vancouver Event Calendar.

Photograph taken at Mountain View Cemetery, July 2013. Headstones: Kathleen Alloway Tyler HEPBURN  (née GODDARD), died 1953, and George Howard TOMLINSON, died 1956, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC.

Mountain View Cemetery’s current website: http://vancouver.ca/your-government/mountain-view-cemetery.aspx

The former City of Vancouver website’s Mountain View Cemetery webpages with a burial index, access to maps and the VanMap cemetery search application: http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKETOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/burials/index.htm

This article originally posted July 9, 2013.

All Souls Events – Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery, Oct 27 – Nov 1, 2012

Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery’s 2012 All Souls event activities are listed below. For more information, see Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery website and the City of Vancouver’s event calendar.

An archived list of burials at Mountain View Cemetery is available here: http://former.vancouver.ca/commsvcs/NONMARKETOPERATIONS/MOUNTAINVIEW/burials/index.htm

Follow this link to use the Mountain View Cemetery search on VanMap. If you use an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you can download an app from the Cemetery website to search cemetery records by name and zoom in on the grave site. (An Android app is coming…)

Saturday, October 27 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm

Music, warming fires, and fragrant teas comfort the living, and public shrines remember the dead.  Inside the Celebration Hall you will find space and materials to craft your own personal memorials.

Sunday, October 28 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Threshold Choir performance in the Celebration Hall.  The all-women Threshold Choir honours the ancient tradition of singing at the bedsides of people who are struggling, some with living, some with dying.

Tuesday, October 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm 

Film screening of the 2006 documentary “Forever” about Pere-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France.

Thursday, November 1 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

The Orkestar Slivovica Balkan Brass Band performance and procession through the shrines to honour the dead.

Mountain View Cemetery,5455 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5W 2Z3
(entrance at 39th Ave)
Phone: 604-325-2646

Events at Mountain View Cemetery Vancouver, Sept 15, 2012 – bike tour & Places That Matter

TWO EVENTS AT VANCOUVER’S MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY, 15 SEPTEMBER, 2012

BICYCLE TOUR AT MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY

 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH

1:15pm (please note new time)

 10.00 per person (cash only please)

Tour goes rain or shine; No reservations necessary

MEET AT CELEBRATION HALL – 5445 Fraser St. (entrance at 39th Ave.)

 Mountain View Cemetery is 106 acres!  Here is a chance to take it all in on our bike tour. Join John Atkin in visiting the graves of early citizens and people involved in the early bicycle industry.

http://vancouver.ca/images/cov/content/mountainview-cemetary-walk-poster-2012.jpg

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“PLACES THAT MATTER” PLAQUE PRESENTATION

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH

3:30PM

Meet at the south corner of 33rd and Fraser within the cemetery grounds

 Did you know that Mountain View Cemetery has been awarded a ‘Places that Matter’ Plaque through the Vancouver Heritage Foundation?  This honour recognizes Mountain View Cemetery as one of the initial 125 unique and historical places in the City of Vancouver.

http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/projects/placesthatmatter.html

Join us at 3:30 at the end of the bicycle tour for a plaque presentation with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, Mountain View Cemetery and our sponsor Hamilton Harron Funeral Home.

The presentation will take place at the south corner of 33rd and Fraser within the cemetery grounds.

 

Cemetery Tour – Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery – Sunday, August 5, 2012

A View of Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC, Canada.Coming up this Sunday, 5 August, 2012 is a Women’s HIstory Tour of Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery, 10 am. There are so many fascinating stories about women buried in Mountain View from the City of Vancouver’s earliest history to recent days.. .

Meet at the cemetery’s Celebration Hall, 5445 Fraser St. (enter from 39th Ave.). $10. each. Tour leaders, Lorraine Irving, BCGS President and longtime Mountain View researcher, and M. Diane Rogers, BCGS Editor, and Jolene Cumming of the Herstory Cafe will be there to greet you.

Mountain View Cemetery’s Walking Tour poster. Next is a bike tour of the cemetery, September 15th.