|Stanley Tykarski||RE: thank you|
Yes, I'm still enjoying 'graving'. It's a bonus when I am able to help someone else.
Added by Stanley Tykarski on Aug 27, 2014 5:35 AM
|Merrickville||If you care to read it|
If you care to read it. I updated my profile with a long winded explanation as to "why" regarding the situation you contacted me about yesterday. This move to update my profile is not a jab at you. It is just an explantion so that hopefully less people get a bee in their bonnet and leave snarky messages for me. You were not the first by the way. It is hard to let them roll off and I found myself less patient with my kids last night as a result. That sucks and I felt terrible when I realized what was causing my lack of patience with them. It is hard for me to let stuff roll off because I care too much about other's feelings. I guess there are worse problems to have.
If people get a bee in their bonnet after reading my revised profile, then they are not deserving of my time and effort. I have no relatives in Alberta at all but I live here now. I am from Ontario. Everything I have done in Alberta, is strictly to help others and because I appreciate what others have done for me in cemeteries that I do not live close enough to visit.
I regularly call the City of Calgary to obtain locations for City run cemetery photo requests. I do this for all the photo requests I see. I don't keep that info all to myself. Instead I submit an edit for the plots of the request and most often other people go get the photos before I do partially because I have updated the plot information. I noticed that before I started doing that, requests would sit there for months. Hopefully my doing that results in less calld for the cemetery staff. I am not in this for the glory. I do it to help. So perhaps next time, when you are having a bad day, think of the person on the other end of your message. Maybe a quick note checking why problem xyz happened instead of leading off with forceful statements. You might make someone's day instead of ruining it just a little.
Say hi to the Ottawa valley. I grew up there and I sure do miss it in summer. The prairie scenery is nice but does not match the Ottawa valley in my opinion.
Added by Merrickville on Aug 26, 2014 8:51 AM
|Merrickville||I hope you have a better day|
Given the tone of your messages to a total stranger who is just trying to help out, I hope your day improves and you are less angry at strangers on the internet. I hope tomorrow brings you a sunny day and lots of enjoyment doing the things you love best.
Added by Merrickville on Aug 25, 2014 6:44 PM
If you want to keep track of people, use a virtual cemeteries. The reason the requests were closed is because the people who actually want the photo will take the time to get the information. It is impossible to separate those people out from the ones who request and don't actually care about the person. Volunteers are getting kicked out of that cemetery by the management. Volunteers are unable to get the plot locations. For all the cemeteries in Calgary that will give it to us, we spend time calling and don't badger people to get it themselves. If you actually want the photo, call and get the location. There are plenty of us that will take the time to go get it. But we cannot get it by wandering around a 38 acres of flat headstones risking getting kicked out in the process. Wish we could. I really don't know what you mean about losing your record. Your memorial didn't go anywhere and clearly you got an email.
Added by Merrickville on Aug 25, 2014 5:30 PM
|Corinne Webb||RE: I added Suzanne|
I have added Suzanne's grave marker, and family grave picture to her page. I also put in a request to change the name of the cemetery to Mount Calvary and have her linked with her parents.
I'm so glad I was able to help fit some of the puzzle pieces together. Good luck in your research.
Added by Corinne Webb on Aug 19, 2014 6:12 PM
|Laura Hill||RE: thanks for the update|
I just checked Ancestry and found out that A. Jay was an embalmer and his father was an undertaker. They owned McAulay Mortuary in Fullerton.
I just found a nice article in the Orange County Register from 8/23/2013 about Bill, the McAulay and Wallace Mortuary and it's 100th anniversary. He still runs it today!
I also found A. Jay's son Angus on Linkedin. He is also a funeral director at a different location and mentions on his page his siblings Jon, Bill and Peggy.
Such an interesting family!!!
Added by Laura Hill on Aug 19, 2014 12:52 PM
|LogicalGMW||Don MacAulay Rock Hill Foxboro MA|
Ian, As promised, I have updated the photo now that date of death has been inscribed.
Added by LogicalGMW on Aug 19, 2014 10:38 AM
Hi Ian -
I've changed the name on her memorial. The name that I had originally entered camed from a little pamphlet published many years ago by the Saint Paul's Cemetery association.
Added by Cliff on Aug 19, 2014 4:43 AM
|chris eaton||RE: thank you very much|
I have found his Francis Willmer McAulay Medal Index card and can send you a copy if you let me have your email address.
Added by chris eaton on Aug 18, 2014 12:28 AM
|chris eaton||RE: thank you very much|
He was a captain, so no service number .
More details available now from CWGC site
additional documents available here.
Date of Death:21/05/1916
Regiment/Service:Royal Field Artillery
"B" Bty., 230th Bde.
Grave Reference: I. D. 11.
Cemetery:FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY
Only son of Samuel and Maud Mary McAulay, of Aylesby, Grimsby.
Added by chris eaton on Aug 18, 2014 12:07 AM
|Laura Hill||RE: thank you|
I'm happy to help out Ian!! I just added another photo to his memorial. I may have to go back one day and get one earlier in the day so the shadows aren't so bad.
Added by Laura Hill on Aug 17, 2014 8:02 PM
|Rich M||Rosetta Camber Transfer|
Added by Rich M on Aug 14, 2014 6:48 AM
I see you have many of this spelling.
Today while at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery in Montreal I spotted and took a photo of Mary McCauley Graham, 1912 - 1987, wife of Gerald Graham, 1903 - 1964, buried in Section V 01838.
Is this someone of interest to you?
Added by Graceti on Aug 11, 2014 2:08 PM
|Myrna Burgoyne||RE: thank you|
You're ever so welcome!
Added by Myrna Burgoyne on Aug 11, 2014 12:37 PM
|Tania Hackett||RE: all thumbs|
Hi Ian was happy to help.. Regards tania
Added by Tania Hackett on Aug 11, 2014 12:44 AM
|sablewolf||RE: thank you|
well, if it helps matters Ian, and I do not know if it will, I believe Simion died in his youth or as a child , I lean toward that suspicion as the area his plot is registered in was surrounded by memorials belonging to the very young . However, I could be wrong , And your very welcome, glad I could help , just wish I could do more
Added by sablewolf on Aug 10, 2014 5:31 PM
|Graceti||RE: thank you once again|
You're very welcome.
I was actually looking for another grave and when I was heading back to the car I saw the Celtic Cross from behind and I said to myself, who's buried there? Hello Macaulay.
This will help me in perhaps finding other requests in that section. Now I can stand in front of 895-B while looking at my map.
Added by Graceti on Aug 10, 2014 11:10 AM
|Jody Marie MacKeil||Charles & Susan MacAulay headstone|
Check out Find a grave memorial #133658782
& # 133658844 I added them today. I looked for Ann MacAulays grave in Heatherdale Memorial gardens today but could not find it. The cemetery is pretty big so it may take awhile.
Added by Jody Marie MacKeil on Aug 01, 2014 1:58 PM
|Ron Spurr||RE: Ok third time has got to work|
I was surprised to see that you still had a request for photos and that you had not posted them. Regardless, they are posted now.
Added by Ron Spurr on Aug 01, 2014 7:21 AM
|No Worries||Victor Macaulay|
I added the photo from Union Cemetery and also added Harold Macaulay which was located next to it but wasn't previously included in the Union Cemetery listings.
Added by No Worries on Jul 31, 2014 9:14 PM
|Lesley Albin||RE: Thank you for your efforts|
Someone else (who entered the original memorial) noted that they could not find it, but we walked the cemetery anyway. There are some stones that can not be read (completely smooth) and there are Macauleys all through the cemetery. Sometimes they just can't be found. Sorry.
Added by Lesley Albin on Jul 28, 2014 2:52 PM
No relation to Purdy or Macaulay that I know of, sorry.
Added by Marna on Jul 24, 2014 10:25 PM
|BarreNative||Clarence H. Clark|
Hi Ian, I transferred him. We are definitely some sort of cousin. I am a great grandniece of Lewis Clark through his brother Nathan. Matter of fact, my family is marking Nathan and his immediate family on the Clark lot at Wilson this summer.
Added by BarreNative on Jul 24, 2014 1:25 AM
|Graceti||RE: thank you once again|
Sometimes it is easier to know for sure if I am looking in the correct area of the section. I like to check a few times before I say that there is no headstone.
Added by Graceti on Jul 17, 2014 2:09 PM
|Linda ~ In Loving Memory Of My Son ~ Harold||Your Welcome|
Added by Linda ~ In Loving Memory ... on Jul 14, 2014 5:24 PM