Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Train Wreck at the Beloeil Bridge

The St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad through Beloeil, Canada was completed in December 1848, finishing the link between Montreal and Saint-Hyacinthe.  Unfortunately, in 1864, a passenger train passing over the Richelieu River derailed and plunged downward to destruction.  Ninety-nine passengers, mostly German emigrants, and railroad employees lost their lives in the worst rail disaster in the history of Canada.

A tombstone of detritus covered the river and the barge under the wreckage.  The hopes, dreams and futures of so many were lost in less than a minute.  When considering their possible descendancy, how many lives were truly lost on that sad day?

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Buried By The Bay

Sailors, wives and children of costal communities usually enjoy a view of the sea throughout the eternities.


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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Marching Off To War

War on the Western Front in France during WWI erupted in 1914.  Huge numbers of troops from the nations involved marched in to battle.



Fearsome battles ensued leaving numberless wounded and dead.




Soldiers, Citizens and Support Personnel, lie buried at Flanders, Vermelles and across all the fields of battle.


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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Always and Forever

The death of a baby invokes extreme stress and loss in the lives of parents and family members.  The belief that families can be together forever helps assuage the pain.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fall Day in Cemetery

The perfect way to spend a sunny fall day – Taking photos of headstones for posting on Find-a-grave.

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