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MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY
THE second cemetery in Victoria, BC, the Old Burying Ground of Pioneer Square, opened in 1855 at Quadra Street and Rockland Road. The last burial in what is also called the Quadra Street Cemetery was in 1873, when Ross Bay Cemetery was opened. Victoria's first cemetery, located at Douglas and Johnson Streets, has since been built over. Further information is available through the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria.
The following list of masonic interments may not be complete. Click on † for images.
Pioneer Square
Grave markers with masonic symbols
Carter, ThomasVancouver Lodge No. 421d. 1868
Medana, Paulno masonic recordd. 1868/11/14, aged 53
Orr, Jamesno masonic recordd. 18xx?
Orr, James d. 18xx?no masonic record
Phillips, Andrew d. 187x ?no masonic record
Unknown unknown
Ross Bay Cemetery
Gravemarkers with masonic symbols
No masonic symbols on freemasons' gravemarkers
Holy Trinity Anglican Church cemetery
Gravemarkers with masonic symbols
Byford, Arthur d. 1959
Kempton, Anna Jean n.d.
Cowell, E. Wesley 1891-1960
Jones, Kenneth Morgan 1922-1960
Jones, Sidney M. 1884-1979
Wemyss, James Morison 1864/11/20-1930/10/16
St. Luke's Anglican Church cemetery
Gravemarkers with masonic symbols
Fullerton, James T. 1853 - 1939
Saville, Phillip Martin 1905 - 1989
Victoria Jewish Cemetery
Gravemarkers with masonic symbols
No masonic symbols on freemasons' gravemarkers

1.George B Montobio Colonist obit. A 39 E 26.
Robie L. Reid, Historical Notes and Biographical Sketches 1848 - 1935. "No masonic record" refers to the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon only. Photos and list by Bro. Mark Anderson, Vancouver & Quadra Lodge No. 2, Victoria, BC. For a map, see: ca.maps.yahoo.com. Also note : Martin Segger, Douglas Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture "The cemetery was closed for burials in 1873 when Ross Bay Cemetery opened. In the early 1930s the City of Victoria Parks Department cleaned up the site and it officially became a park. The largest monuments were left in place but the smaller ones were all either relocated to the eastern edge of the park or put in storage. The surviving stone monuments are the earliest examples of locally produced stone sculpture in Victoria." Martin Segger, Douglas Franklin, Exploring Victoria's Architecture. Victoria : Sono Nis Press, c1996. ISBN : 155039066X. p. 26.

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