Fonds 63 - Greendale Cemetery fonds

Greendale cemetery entrance gate Gravestones in the cemetery View of cemetery gate and beyond Small graveliners Lid of large graveliner Bottom of large graveliner

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CA MHSBC 63

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Greendale Cemetery fonds

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  • 1947-2010 (Creation)

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128 cm textual records
3 bxw photographs
3 coloured negatives

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(1947-)

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Greendale Cemetery

Representatives of the First Mennonite Church and Mennonite Brethren Church presented a memorandum to the citizens of Sardis on October 20, 1947 regarding the purchase of a five-acre plot to serve as a cemetery. This land was situated at the west end of Watson Road and was given the name, Greendale Cemetery. This proposed name was presented to the municipal office for acceptance and confirmation. A cemetery committee was chosen. A general meeting of interested people was held November 22, 1947 at which time the purchase of a cemetery was discussed. Agreement was reached that the recommendations presented by those present at the October 20th meeting should be followed with one change: lot sizes should be 20’ by 18’. Furthermore, it was agreed that representatives from the churches should establish the administration of the cemetery
( Greendale Cemetery Memorandum, Oct. 20, 1947 and the Greendale Cemetery minutes, Nov. 22, 1947)

from articles submitted for the Abbotsford Mennonite Historical Society Cemetery Tour of 2005, abridged and edited by Lora Sawatsky.

Archival history

Greendale Mennonite Brethren Church
First Mennonite Church of Greendale

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Fonds arranged in the following series:
1) Constitution - 1973, 1980, 2007 - (1 file) Box 155
2) Minutes - 1947, 1962-2011 - (2 files) Box 155
3) Correspondence - 1949-2011 - (1 file) Box 155
4) Reports - 1964-2017, 2010-2011 - (1 file) Box 155
5) Financial Records & Burial Permits - 1947-2011 (50 files) Boxes 155 - 157
6) Lists - 1883-2010 - (8 files) Box 158
7) Vital Statistics - 1947-2008 - (1 file) - Box 158
8) Publications - 1963 includes Brochures, Personal Protection Guide - (1 file) - Box 158
9) Microforms - (1 file) - Box 158
10) Photographs - (1 file) - Box 158
11) Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery - 2007 - (1 file) - Box 158
12) Vedder View Gardens Cemetery - 2007 - (1 file) - Box 158
13) Greendale Cemetery Tour - May 15 2005 - (1 file) - Box 158

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Some documents are in German

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Vital Statistics includes records of graves

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Burial records are under Financial Records in Box 1

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314

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Record created January 16, 2014
Record modified April 02, 2015

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