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Ima BC Graver (#47511859)
 member for 4 years, 2 months, 15 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.

You may LINK from your family tree (Ancestry or other) to a Find A Grave photo or page, but you may NOT copy and paste the photo or content. This includes screenshots.

Instructions for Ancestry: Click on the Find A Grave photo or memorial you want, and copy the URL from the address bar. On the profile page of the person, in the bottom right corner, click on the <+web link> button. Paste the URL into the box and add a caption. Click on the button; once you do that, the name of the caption will appear in the Web Links Box for you to quickly access at any time, without violating my copyright.

Due to my photos and bios being lifted and posted to other websites (Ancestry, for example) 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, I absolutely do file a take-down notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and Ancestry for one has been (promptly!) removing my content when notified.

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.

FYI Under the Canadian Protection of Personal Information and Electronic
Documents Act (PIPEDA), "a cemetery headstone and any information on it are
considered to be in the public domain. Therefore, information obtained from these
sources are considered as "open" information which may be released. This is true
regardless of whether or not the people mentioned are living or dead or how long
they have been dead."

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**Thank you to contributor Linda for permission to copy this information in her format.**
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Reo Koko
Find A Grave Memorial# 103952823
Mary Helen Franche (nee McCracken)

This is my Aunt Mary. I have sent you some edits for approval. Thank you so much for photographing her gravesite.
Added by Reo Koko on Jul 24, 2015 2:33 PM
Anthony Burgess
Question regarding unnamed grave (Gianfrancesco?)

My name is Anthony Burgess and I am contacting the owner of the following link (photo) ( find out whether the unknown person at this grave site is a relative of ours. My Great Great Grandfather was buried in this cemetery as well and we noticed that there might be another "Gianfrancesco" buried here as well. We would be very grateful for any information about the person buried at this site. ( The photo is unclear as it is obstructed by grass and we would love to know if this might be a relative of ours.

Thank you for your time.

Best Regards,
Anthony Burgess
Added by Anthony Burgess on Jul 01, 2015 4:39 PM
Jim Semple, Jr.
RE: BC Semples & Mauchlines
Thank you so much, this means a lot to me, personally, and my whole family. Appreciate your kind words. My wife and I were so pleased about this transfer of our family heritage.
Many blessings to you,
Jim Semple
Added by Jim Semple, Jr. on Jun 29, 2015 11:22 PM
Lois Jane
RE: Photo Requests-St Margaret's Fernie
Sorry I couldn't find the other requests
Added by Lois Jane on Jun 13, 2015 10:01 PM
Florence Grupp
Her father is Otto -#146888487-please link her to her family.(She is in Fruitvale)
Added by Karen on Jun 13, 2015 9:30 PM
Aurorae Little U.E.
131841433 Muir pics
Gracias :) xo Aikens are coming along, love to have the ones I'm related to though :)
Added by Aurorae Little U.E. on Jun 07, 2015 9:41 PM
Sherry Paul Duty
Edmond Gerald Bourque
I am sixty-seven years old and don't expect to be here for ever. I am trying to connect my family and my husband family. and those not maintained by a relative asking for transfer , as I have two nieces, one on both sides, to take over when I am gone to take care of the family.

If you are not a family member, I can not understand your wanting to keep a memorial, for example I and other family members were greatly distressed by Edmond Gerald Bourque Memorial. We feel it's more fitting now. We are a very large and close family, and these things are important to us.

Sherry Duty
Added by Sherry Paul Duty on May 31, 2015 1:02 PM
otto Rosenau
I added Otto who is father of Florence Grupp if you would like to link them as father-daughter please.
Added by Karen on May 23, 2015 7:30 PM
Sherry Paul Duty
Edmond Gerald Bourque
Please transfer Edmond Gerald Bourque, Find A Grave Memorial# 79401732 to me Sherry Duty Sherry Duty (#47081961).

Please add this to his bio.

Edmond Gerald Bourque, born Feburary 25, 1929 in Cocagne, New Brunswick, Canada. He passed away on April 23, 1972 in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. Edmond was the son of Albenie Bourque and Victorine Despres Bourque, brother to Francis, Rita, Euclide, Maria, Paul, Joseph, Edmond and Geraldine Bourque. He left behind many nieces and nephews.

Edmond was raised and educated in Cocagne, New Brunswick and settled in British Columbia in 1948. He originally came out west to work on his Uncle Henri Bourque farm in Pouce Coupe, but eventually made his way to Nelson where he resided at the time of his death.

Edmond was a private person who enjoyed a good laugh and an avid card player who was well known in the Nelson area. His family visit out west to Pouce Coupe ended up lasting over twenty-five years. The family always regretted this decision but respected his wishes to remain in British Columbia. Edmond's mother, Victorine, kept him updated on the happenings at home. He did call often and was always current on the Bourque family news. Edmond passing away came as a shock to the family and left them with a sense of missed opportunities.

Obituary by Greg Gould, Edmond Bourque's nephew

Added by Sherry Paul Duty on May 19, 2015 10:58 AM
lee joyner
RE: Plot Numbers Kirkland Lake
Hi BC Graver,
I just completed section three photos and a large number of the locations are wrong. As well, the locations given for photo requests are a grave with no headstone. I'm new at this but I'm hooked. My goal is to photograph all of the cemetery. I've added many photos to your entries and I'm impressed by your work.Message me anytime,
Take care,Lee
Added by lee joyner on May 19, 2015 8:08 AM
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