Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Cemetery committee seeks community minded volunteers

The Cemetery Committee is currently
seeking new volunteers
The group of volunteers that offer guidance and input to the City of Prince Rupert for the care and maintenance of the city's cemetery is looking to the public to join in on their work.

Prince Rupert's Cemetery Committee puts out its annual call for members last week, looking for new members and maybe even some new ideas to help make the city's final resting place an oasis for family members and the community.

There have been a number of changes made to the Fairview Cemetery site which is found just off Scott road on the way to the container port, with many of the new concepts provided by the Committee over the last few years.

The Fairview Cemetery is located
just off Scott road on the way to
the Fairview Container Terminal
The group which meets roughly eight times a year has tackled a number of projects in the past to enhance the work of city workers on the site, with recent additions such as an ossuary, Memorial Garden and installation of computer access to fine the location of gravesites just a few of the items that have come from the discussion sessions.

The group meets for an hour usually on the first Thursday of the month at 1:30 at the cemetery site office, led by chairperson Pastor Jim Whaley the group works with the city to make the cemetery site a welcoming environment for those that are visiting the gravesites of their family members.

You can bring your ideas and lend a hand to the group by contacting Pastor Whaley at 624-4164 or through email at prjfwhaley@yahoo.ca

More background on the call out for volunteers can be found from the City of Prince Rupert website

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