Cemeteries are visible, tangible links with the past — ordinary people as well as famous individuals.
Canadians have made many contributions to the arts, science, exploration, athletics and much more.
Cemeteries as a Cultural Record
Older cemeteries are visible, tangible links with people who made history — ordinary individuals as well as famous people. The inscriptions on their monuments tell us not only their names and dates, but often where they lived, their occupation and affiliations, the manner of their death, personal traits that survivors held dear, and names of relatives. These inscriptions instruct us about local, medical, and material history, cultural geography, historical archaeology, folklore, genealogy, and much more.
Consideration is not restricted to those who were Canadian citizens. Criteria for acceptance to the Dead Canadians web site is a combination of the following:
- They must be dead (mandatory)
- They must have had a positive impact on Canada or Canadians
- They may have been part of an event or disaster that had an impact on Canada or Canadians
- They can not be known for illicit or illegal behaviour
If you would like to nominate someone for the Dead Canadians web site, please contact us.