The Cemeteries of New Westminster
Presently New Westminster has three major cemeteries:
New Westminster has had a number of burial grounds and even a few other sites (not cemeteries) where people have been buried. These include an early cemetery site (now built over) at Dufferin St. and Agnes St., cemetery grounds (now built over) where the present high school now stands, and the cemetery for Woodlands (previously known as the Provincial Hospital for the Insane).
Boot Hill: Stories from the British Columbai Penitentiary Cemetery
Watch this space for news of a booklet dealing with all the City's cemeteries.
Other Tours (separate and privately arranged and prepared) are offered year round for groups, school classes, and so on. Cemetery tours are offered of Fraser Cemetery, 100 Richmond St., and these often include burials and stories in St. Peters Catholic Cemetery (located right next to Fraser)
To find out more
For information on the Cemeteries of New Westminster, the ongoing historical research presently being completed about these cemeteries, cemetery information in general, the City sponsored tours of the local cemeteries, and the other tour possibilities, please contact:
and Dale Miller
1405 - 69 Jamieson Court
New Westminster, BC V3L 5R3
Phone: (604) 526-6113
Looking for information for a family tree on someone buried in New Westminster?
Public Library Reference Department
716 - 6th Avenue
New Westminster, BC V3M 2B3
Phone: (604) 527-4665
For leads on where to look,
Archie and Dale Miller as noted above.
The views are of Fraser Cemetery and St. Peters Catholic Cemetery in New Westminster, BC. The address of the Fraser Cemetery is 100 Richmond St., New Westminster, BC, Canada. [for information on the views contact Archie and Dale Miller as noted]
Note: the Cemetery sections are still referred to by their original designations such as Masonic and Church of England to aid in locating graves but the official status of these names ended when the City took over the area of the cemeteries in the 1930s. Click here for a Cemetery virtual tour.
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