I learned my love of “spirit walking” from my Mother, Barbara Ann Scott, who was an avid genealogist who spent many days in cemeteries in Ontario, Quebec and Scotland. I joined my Mother on many of these research visits and found that I was really moved by some of the inscriptions, the dates and trends. I realized that there was much to be learned about the local history of an area by examining the cemeteries.
I have continued to be inspired to visit cemeteries in communities even if I don’t know anyone who is interred there. I have stumbled upon former Canadian Prime Minister Arthur Meighen (St. Mary’s Cemetery) as well as ethnographic painter Paul Kane. I have also discovered many small communities and vanished villages near and far from home.
For me this web site is about acknowledging the many great Canadians who shaped the Canada I know. By sharing the results of our research I hope that people will take a moment to reflect upon how we got here and those who made it possible. This site gives some of those people names and identifies their final resting place.