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Ima BC Graver (#47511859)
 member for 5 years, 4 months, 17 days
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This is my way of honouring the dead who might otherwise be forgotten. It's always a thrill to be contacted by researchers who appreciate finding their missing family members. Where possible plot information is included to help family and friends locate their loved one. Marker or monument photos show what the grave looks like today, especially helpful for those people who are unable to visit in person. Sadly, sometimes the photos document vandalism.

Now that Ancestry allows copying of photos from Find A Grave to Ancestry trees, I can no longer object to cross-posting between the two sites. You may NOT copy and paste the photo or content to any other site. This includes screenshots.

Due to my photos and bios being lifted and posted to other websites without permission and/or attribution, I have been forced to add a copyright notice to all of my photos. I may have missed a few, but consider them all copyrighted. When I find them on other sites, I absolutely do file a take-down notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

I no longer make out-of-guidelines transfers. As always, I am more than willing to make links and replace my bio with a better one. I do not link to dupes, nor to burials unknown. And please use the edit tab to Suggest A Correction!

The Royal BC Museum has posted many BC Archives BMD certificates online. has also has many BMD certificates. If the one you need is not on either website, I am willing to check the microfilms at the Nelson Municipal Library for you, although it might take some time for me to get there.
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Kathie R Postoloski-Friesen
Albert Joseph Durand 96595810
Thanks for the obituary. Greatfully appreciated.
Added by Kathie R Postoloski-Fries... on Sep 22, 2016 8:08 PM
Kathie R Postoloski-Friesen
Emma Stark and Lot Hale
Thankyou for contributing the newspaper article on these individuals.
Added by Kathie R Postoloski-Fries... on Sep 18, 2016 5:07 AM
fay denzler

I'm rather new at making memorials and I do so as an aid for future genealogists and for people who might like more information about their ancestors. FindaGrave is a good place to begin. I make them only for relatives of my or my husband's families.

My concern is that there seems to be two memorials for the same person, Francis Stimpson Willford, the original 157626998 and the 169983063 you are making. Francis Stimpson Willford is one person and there should be only one number for her. Is there one number for a memorial in the normal sense, a burial with tombstone, and another number for cenotaphs? How will the difference be shown on Find A Grave? I thought memorials for cremations with scattered ashes and unknown burials were treated the same. The daughter of Francis Willford would have put a marker for her mother had she known where to put it. She did the best she could by putting the marker on her father's grave and mentioning the name of his wife, her mother and her dates on the same marker. It's a pity better records were not kept. Fay Denzler
Added by fay denzler on Sep 16, 2016 11:21 PM
fay denzler
157626998 and 107256498
Sorry, I misspoke when I said it was the granddaughter of John and Frances Stimpson Willford who put the marker on John's grave. It was their daughter and it was the granddaughter of John and Frances who took the picture and gave me the info about the marker. The Willfords are step-relatives of my husband's Canadian relatives if there is such a category. Fay Denzler 48599023
Added by fay denzler on Sep 16, 2016 7:42 PM
fay denzler
Memorials 107256498 and 157626998
I made the changes to these memorials. Please delete your proposed memorial for Francis Stimpson Willford; she already has one. When the granddaughter of John and Francis Willford tried to put markers on the graves of her grandparents, she could not locate the actual grave of her grandmother in Slocan Valley because records could not be found and there was no way of locating the actual grave. She decided to put both names on the marker of her grandfather's grave which is elsewhere. The great granddaughter sent me the picture of the marker and she helped her mother in deciding about the marker. Fay Denzler 48599023
Added by fay denzler on Sep 16, 2016 3:14 PM
Mary Catherine Gallup 119692217
Thank you so much for sending along info that you yourself are aware of.. I don't know if it has changed from Aug 17, or not..I will contact Mark and clarify this.. I see not reason to put "No Marker" in the transcription field.

Their suggestion:
Curator - Geographer
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Posted August 17 Report post
Grave inscription is only to be used for inputting what is on the marker.
Anything else should be declined using the "Content submitted does not belong in this data field." option.

So has this changed since August 17?
Added by Kerry on Sep 14, 2016 8:13 AM
Maureen Klingenberg
RE: Your GGGrandparents Heddle-Nelson BC
I apologize, I thought the guidelines had changed to include 2nd great grandparents but I see they still read only up to great grandparents.
Sorry to bother you.
Added by Maureen Klingenberg on Sep 09, 2016 8:35 AM
Cliff Seibel
RE: Keays Family-Russell ON

I have a photo of the side with Henry William on it, but only about two thirds is visible. Getting the complete inscription would mean going out there with a shovel. If you email me at seibelce(at) I will send you a high resolution copy. The photo is also available on Canadian Headstones where I put all of my photos.

I have a copy of the 1981 transcript of the cemetery. Strangely they didn't record Henry William's side, but they got the other side.

Added by Cliff Seibel on Sep 03, 2016 3:35 PM
Denise Pitka
RE: John Stanley Perkinson (1937-1947)
Sorry, I didn't know it had to be 30 days to change information in a Bio.
Added by Denise Pitka on Sep 02, 2016 11:42 AM
Denise Pitka
John Stanley Perkinson (1937-1947)
If you do not want to change my previous suggestion to say the following as I asked, would you please transfer management of Memorial #165306655 to me.
Son of John Stanley Perkinson Sr. and Vivian Daney
per BC Archives Death Registration Number: 1947-09-003950
Added by Denise Pitka on Sep 01, 2016 7:57 AM
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