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Ima BC Graver (#47511859)
 member for 5 years, 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.

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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James F. Huscroft

Thank you for all the great updates and grave photos you take. Please don't add any documents to my memorials..I am trying to get alot of them cleaned up from obits, things from Ancestry etc, that people have posted to the picture section. You can add Death Certificates..those I don't mind. Thank you in advance.

Added by K on May 13, 2016 8:50 PM
Roger Linder
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We exchanged a few messages via findagrave a couple of years ago. We are cousins connected though the Varhol name. I'd like to follow up on some research you've done. Please e-mail me at
Added by Roger Linder on May 11, 2016 7:24 AM
RE: Creston Plots forest Lawn Cemetery
That is probably the number of plots I photographed, 5% on our vacation a couple years ago. Good Luck! All is appreciated! Rosalie in Washington State.
Added by ReconnectNow on May 10, 2016 10:42 PM
Creston Plots forest Lawn Cemetery
Thanks for adding all the Creston Cemetery memorials' data! Rosalie
Added by ReconnectNow on May 09, 2016 11:38 PM
Lee Helle
RE: Geraldine Koening - Fauquier BC
Thank You :-)
Added by Lee Helle on Apr 30, 2016 12:58 PM
Lee Helle
RE: Geraldine Koening - Fauquier BC
The link to my brother Gene seems to have been corrupted, this is the correct link, perhaps when you get time you could repair it? many thanks
Added by Lee Helle on Apr 30, 2016 10:40 AM
don't have your personal email
Yes I am in Nelson and have been working on my husband's and my family graves. Just retired and trying to find time to do everything!
Added by annav on Apr 25, 2016 4:35 PM
RE: And another oops!
I created a new one for Harry in Nelson and I already have the plot information as I went to take a photo for someone that was requested. There was no marker so I took photos of the markers on either side and the space between to show them there was no marker so that is why I had a photo for Harry. There are a lot of H Gibsons so I can see how you could have mixed them problem. Overall outstanding work - it takes so many hours of your time. I know just how much time I have under my belt and you have way more gravesites that you are managing. Keep up the great work. Thanks
Added by annav on Apr 25, 2016 12:16 PM
Leslie P. Fowers
John Wesley & Clara Bybee Westfall
Question: How could Clara Cunningham have died before 1910 (bio text) when her marker shows she died in 1946?
Answer: sorry, I missed removing the bio after an edit was submitted with the death date and stone photo

Question: Also, is it possible that she and John Wesley Westfall had a son named Charles who died in the Rossland BC area? 11-year-old Charles was re-interred from Berg's Cemetery to Columbia Cemetery in 1912, but he has no death certificate, and the only burial permit was the 1912 one (most of the re-interments were done 1898-1900). I haven't found anything in the old newspapers yet, but I've only really looked at 1895-1897 so far. At first I was only looking for burials in Columbia, but as is the way of projects, it is expanding.
Answer: Our records do show that John and Clara had a son Charles who was born abt 1881 of whom we have not found death record...your Charles seems to be about a generation later.
Added by Leslie P. Fowers on Apr 22, 2016 1:07 PM
Ellen Notbohm
Thanks for your edit/message. I can give you a little more info. Please use the email address on my profile page, and please see my policy on bios, also on that page. I look forward to hearing from you.
Added by Ellen Notbohm on Apr 21, 2016 2:32 PM
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