John Daly, son of Luke Daly, died June 9, 1856 aged 19 years.
John Sheilds died June 2, 1882 aged 82. A native of County Down, his wife, Mary Wood.
John Woods August 6, 1904 age 75 years, his wife Ann Sheilds died September 17, 1908
Bridget Deahan wife of Patrick Monohan died September 19, 1886 age 88 years Patrick Monohan died December 14, 1888 age 88 years
Michael McCarvill died August 17, 1893 aged 97 years, his wife Norah Finnerty died September 5, 1899
Hugh Daly died November2, 1861, aged 50 years
Thomas Corcoran died April 17, 1865 aged 71

Catholic Tombstones at Canadiana Village

At one point the Catholic Church in Rawdon decided that any tombstones not being financed by the descendants would be bulldozed and the spaces be reassigned to paying families. These original stones in the graveyard commemorated the founders of the Catholic Church in Rawdon.

These same faithful made great sacrifice to donate funds and energy available to the have a church in Rawdon with a priest who spoke their language. Sons of these same parishoners who left Rawdon and made good were very generous in funding Catholic institutions back home in Rawdon.

Over the years many of the families died out or moved away.
Their children and grandchildren lost touch with their origins.

When a member of the church saw a bulldozer in the graveyard pushing these stones over the embankment behind the old graveyard he was aghast. He called another church member with strong Irish roots, to discuss the problem.

The two men approached Earle Moore of Canadiana Village who offered to have the stones placed beside the church replica in his Canadiana Village. With the help of a flat bed truck, a mechanical loader, and another couple hands the unbroken stones were hauled back up over the embankment and delivered to Canadiana Village.
Unfortunately, many of the stones were beyond repair and are lost to future generations.

stones canadiana rawdon
A search in the lists of monuments will not record thess, either, as the lists were compiled after the stones were removed. Alas, Canadiana Village is no longer open to the public and these stones are not accessible to the public.


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There are several burial grounds in Rawdon.
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A LIST OF GRAVESTONES AT
3567 CHURCH ST RAWDON

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The old
 Presbyterian Graveyard 
is tucked away in behind the
Silver Birches  
Bouleaux Argentés
on Church Street,
between 3rd
and 4th Avenues.
Bouleaux Argentés sb32 Bouleaux Argentés side of Bouleaux Argentés View of Grave stones behind SilverBirches
sb27 sb26 sb25 sb24 sb23
sb22 SB21 sb20 Isabella HOLMES William Holmes
Peter Melrose Maggie Burns Archibald D. Burns Nellie F. Burns Thomas Kite
Maria Holmes Lewis Crowe sb28    
 
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