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

Maple Leaf & St Anthony's Cemeteries
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

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

    ZAGAGLIONI   (Living)
    ZAGAGLIONI, Albert   1933 - 2009
    ZAGAGLIONI, Gino   1911 - 1999
    ZAGAGLIONI, Maria   1907 - 2002
    ZAJDEL, Jan   1927 - 2004 (age: 76)
    ZEIDLER, Vlast   1920 ?
    ZEIDLER, Zdenek   1917 - 1990
    ZELENAK, John   1902 - 1991
    ZIMMER, Abraham E.   1929 - 1994
    ZIMMER, Frank E   1939 - 2004 (age: 65)
    ZIMMER, Glenn   1927 - 2000
    ZIMMER, Harold J.   1899 - 1985
    ZIMMER, Helen "Jean"   1931 - 1993
    ZIMMER, Lois   1932 - 2009
    ZIMMER, Mary L.   1908 - 1990
    ZIMMER, Myrle Ada   1929 - 2009
    ZIMMER, Patrick J.   1929 - 2012
    ZIMMER, Rita K.M.   1918 - 2004
    ZIMMER, Sharron L   1942 - 1989 (age: 47)
    ZIMMER, Sophie G.   1925 - 2009
    ZIMMERMAN   (Living)
    ZIMMERMAN, Angela V.   1937 - 2006
    ZINK   (Living)
    ZOCK, Beulah E   1927 - 2003
    ZOLDY, Breayden Bailey   2001 - 2001
    ZONDERVAN, Ale   1921 - 1992
    ZONDERVAN, Christopher Edward   1982 - 1982 (age: 2w)
    ZONDERVAN, Hyke S.   1926 - 2004
    ZOULA, Frances A.   1923 - 2011
    ZRUNA, Charles   1932 - 1989 (age: 57)
    ZRUNA, Joseph C. "Joe"   1926 - 1992
    ZRUNA, Lillian A.   1929 - 2010
    ZUIDEMA, Klaas   1904 - 1989
    ZUIDEMA, Margaret   1908 - 1996
    ZURFLUH, Martin G.   1938 - 2007
    ZYCH   (Living)
    ZYCH, Mary   1909 - 1987

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