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Maple Leaf & St Anthony's Cemeteries, Kent County, ON

Street Address: Maple Leaf Dr
Community: Chatham
Township: Chatham Township (Maple Leaf: Concession 2, Lots 2-3; St Anthony's: Concession 9, Part Lot 22)
Locality: Kent County
Municipality: Chatham-Kent
Province: ON
GPS: 42.398916,-82.155079

Church / Denomination: The first St Peter's chapel was dedicated 7 July 1802.. Non-denominational (Maple Leaf) & Roman Catholic (St Anthony's).

Maple Leaf Cemetery is registered to Municipality of Chatham-Kent. St Anthony's Cemetery is registered to R.C.E.C. of Diocese of London. First recorded burial was in July 1802.

From Dennis G Charron: Although the Cemetery has both St Anthony's (Catholic denomination) and Maple Leaf (Protestant denomination) it was initially Maple Leaf and is noted as Maple Leaf in all legal matters. Apparently the St Anthony Church had bought some land many years after the cemetery opened as Maple Leaf.

From History of the Parish of St Peter's, Supplementary by Rev. Father A.F. Scalisi, Sept. 30, 1945 (Courtesy of Tom Vella-Zarb): "The cemetery boasted a few stones as monuments as some 30-odd pine trees had been planted in a double row, cross fashion, through-out. The effect was nice but not thought practical as the roots would penetrate into graves. Almost every grave was an elevated mound. All of this obviously made it impossible to keep the grass cut. Twice a year, prior to my coming, a 'bee' was called for men with scythes to come and level the tall grass. The cemetery, therefore, was somewhat unsightly and quite undignified. In the fall of 1945, men came in response to an appeal, and, with a bull-dozer, every tree and mound disappeared and the debris cleared. The ground was then ploughed, weeded and further levelled. Finally in the Fall grass was sown and the large wooden cross was given a coat of aluminum paint. Later, when the grass is full and the ground firm, monuments will be straightened and markers placed at each grave or plot of graves."

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    Some persons named in this index may not be interred in this cemetery. They are designated as spouse or parent on appropriate stones, and may not have their own birth and death recorded here (See our FAQ).

    Women, if maiden names are known, will appear under both their maiden and married names.

    Photos courtesy of Dennis G. Charron, Robert Long, Tom Vella-Zarb, Grace Charbonneau, Mark Cunningham, Paula Brown, Barry Buckley, Max Crawford, Douglas & Donna Gammon, Jon Willis
    Indexed by Sherri Pettit, Susan Leitch, Nancy Ross-Hill, Giselle Loder, Mary Maddock, Marnie R, Tom Thompson, Jim Anderson, Brenda Marchese
    Chapel Drive 1-3, 8-12, 20-21 are part of New Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chapel Drive 3-7, 14-19 are part of New St Anthony's Cemetery. Chapel Drive 23, 24, 25 have no stones as of May 2012.

    This index does NOT include every headstone in this cemetery

     
    O'CONNOR   (Living)
    O'DONNELL, Connie Anne   1961 - 2007
    O'GRADY, Carmen G.   1929 - 2001
    O'GRADY, Redmond J. "Red"   1926 - 1995
    O'HARA, Dorothy E. (Crawley)   1924 - 2005
    O'HARA, Hugh A.   1923 - 1992
    O'HARA, Michael J. "Mike"   1926 - 1996
    O'HARA, Owen J.   1932 - 1998
    O'HARA, Vivian G. (Weaver)   1933 - 2011
    O'MA?, Michael Jo?   19?? - 19?
    O'MEARA, Gail   1941 - 2006
    O'NEIL, Berenice A. (McClure)   1918 - 1997
    O'NEIL, Francis A.   1917 - 1991
    O'NEILL, Barbara   1939 - 2002
    O'NEILL, Christine (Flodrowski)   1947 - 2002
    O'NEILL, John David   1924 - 2000
    O'PHEE   (Living)
    O'ROURKE, Dorothy M.   1920 - 2011
    O'ROURKE, Gregory J.   1917 - 1987
    O'ROURKE, John H.   1917 - 1999
    O'ROURKE, Lawrence J. "Larry"   1935 - 1992
    O'ROURKE, Louis G.   1911 - 1996
    O'ROURKE, Margaret M.   1913 - 1995
    O'ROURKE-GILHULA, Noah Daniel   ? - 2004
    OCKIER, Germaine M. (Verhoeven)   1901 - 1993
    OCOVICH, Antonio   1910 - 1983
    OCOVICH, Rosa   1905 - 1999
    ODETTE, Doreen L.   1932 - 2011
    OHANIAN, Anna   1928 - 2010
    OKKEMA, Rita J. (Dehaan)   1933 - 2008
    OLBEY   (Living)
    OLDERSHAW   (Living)
    OLDERSHAW, Clark   1908 - 1982
    OLDERSHAW, George W   1913 - 1986
    OLDERSHAW, Marion I   1913 - 1989
    OLDERSHAW, Marjorie A   1917 - 2001
    OLDERSHAW, Maurice B   1909 - 1984
    OLDERSHAW, Mildred   1909 - 1984
    OLEYNIK, Donia   1907 - 2001
    OLEYNIK, Fred   1897 - 1980
    OLIVEIRA, Fernando   1947 - 2009
    OLIVER, Ronald "Ron"   1936 - 2002
    OLTEANU, Jennie   1908 - 2002
    OOSTERHOFF, John   1922 - 1996
    OOSTERHOFF, Peter B   1953 - 1982
    OOSTING, Geertje   1919 - 1999
    OOSTVEEN, Anita M. (Balango)   1952 - 1998
    OOSTVEEN, Antoinette   1923 - 2008
    OOSTVEEN, Karel   1921 - 1985
    OOSTVEEN, Theresa M. (Hornick)   1955 - 1997
    OPAVSKY, Christina D.   1961 - 2008
    OSBORNE   (Living)
    OSIER, Margie (Kelly)   1921 - 2004
    OSMON, Albert Edward   1912 - 2002
    OSMON, Amy Caroline   1915 - 2001
    OSMON, Christopher R   1961 - 2004
    OSMON, Douglas Albert   1939 - 2002
    OSMON, Frank R.   1913 - 1994 (age: 81)
    OSMON, Janet K.   1939 - 1987
    OSMON, Joan   1955 - 2005
    OSMON, Marybelle   1916 - 1988 (age: 72)
    OSOWSKI   (Living)
    OST, Alice (Attwood)   1868 - 1923
    OST, Alice (Attwood)   1868 - 1923
    OST, Doris K   1897 - 1992
    OST, Doris K   1897 - 1992
    OST, James   1868 - 1935
    OST, James   1868 - 1935
    OSTERBROOK, Bert   1930 - 2003
    OSUCH, Bernice Helen (Skiba)   1928 - 1995
    OSUCH, Zdzislaw   1924 - 1995
    OTTAWAY, Lloyd E.   1928 - 2009
    OTTAWAY, Mildred   1923 - 2006
    OUELLETTE, Anne   1904 - 1991
    OUELLETTE, Francis   1901 - 1987
    OUELLETTE, Gerard O.   1924 - 2011
    OUELLETTE, Ivan Alphonse   1926 - 2007
    OUELLETTE, J. Maurice   1934 - 2003 (age: 69)
    OUELLETTE, Jerry J.   1956 - 1995
    OUELLETTE, Kathleen "Kata" (Malach)   1929 - 2007
    OUELLETTE, Rene   1969 - 2001
    OUELLETTE, Richard J.   1953 - 1994
    OULDS, Clarence N   1937 - 19??
    OULDS, Clifford G.   1905 - 1991 (age: 86)
    OULDS, Dorothy   1920 - 1985
    OULDS, Garnet N.   1917 - 2002
    OULDS, Gordon   1915 - 1990
    OULDS, Helen E.   1909 - 1997 (age: 88)
    OULDS, Joan M.   1941 - 2007
    OULDS, Laura E.   1922 - 1997
    OULDS, Lauralee   1988 - 1988
    OULDS, Rose Mar?   1939 - 1988
    OULDS, Tena De Wael   1923 - 1989
    OUSTON, George Thomas ?d   ? - 1983
    OUSTON, Mildred   1907 ?
    OUTHOUSE, Brian W   1947 - 2004
    OUTHOUSE, Nancy   1921 - 2004 (age: 83)
    OUTHOUSE, Wallace J.   1923 ?
    OUWERKERK, Hilda J   1902 - 1953
    OVIDE, Richard   1930 - 1997
    OWEN   (Living)
    OWEN   (Living)
    OWEN, John Arthur   1867 - 1949
    OWEN, John Arthur   1867 - 1949
    OWEN, Margaret (Clover)   1869 - 1928
    OWEN, Margaret (Clover)   1869 - 1928
    OWEN, Scott J.   1979 - 1998
    OXLEY, Patrick Keith   1977 - 2002
     

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