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The Fraser Cemetery is a City of New Westminster operated cemetery which dates back to 1869 / 1870. Note Fraser Cemetery is situated both across the street from Saint Peter's Roman Catholic Cemetery (a private cemetery and completely separate site) and directly beside a section of the cemetery known as Upper Fraser. Over the years, the Fraser Cemetery site has grown from a number of individual cemeteries, starting with the Church of England and Masonic Cemeteries, later joined by the International Order of Oddfellows (IOOF) in the 1880s. The City opened a cemetery of their own around 1912. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, these individual cemeteries were absorbed into one and have since been operated by the City of New Westminster. The old section names are still used to describe the plot locations; these section names are Masonic, IOOF / Oddfellows, Old Church of England, Upper Fraser / Old Fraser, Military / Returned Soldier, and newer sections known as Lawn, and C of E (Church of England). While some may refer to the cemetery as Fraser View Cemetery, this is a colloquial addition; it is formally known as Fraser Cemetery.