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Trinity Bay Region ~ Trinity North District

Catalina - United Church Cemetery (Completed Restoration Project)

The United Church cemetery has had an amazing transformation. Over the last 10 years, Mr. William Pardy has been the coordinator in the cemetery restoration project. Mr. Pardy worked with the church, the contractor and the people who have contributed funds for this amazing transformation. This project could not have been accomplished without hiring contractors and without the money donated by expatriates from Mainland Canada and the U.S. who had loved ones buried in the cemetery. Before the restoration, the cemetery was nothing but boulders, rock, brush and tress but now is more like a park overlooking Catalina and Port Union. During the restoration, they found headstones that they didn't know existed, dating back to the mid nineteenth century. The project is basically finished except they would like the road paved.

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Added November 2008: (William Pardy photos provided by Mel Wheeler)

Catalina - United Church Cemetery transcription