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Loyalists’ Burial Plaquing

Doug Coppins UE

This past spring and summer we have unveiled our 9th and 10th plaques.

On June 16th, we unveiled a plaque at Camp Skinner Cemetery, Concession 2W, Orkney, Ontario, commemorating Hartman Freeland UEL.

Our unveiling ceremony was held at the Camp Skinner Cemetery on a hill north of Concession Road 2 between 2 lots of Gordon Forth’s farm. To tell the story of Hartman Freeland UE, Bruce McCann UE, a proven descendant from Port Dover told his Loyalist ancestor’s story. Gordon Forth told the story about the history of this cemetery after he bought the farm and cleaned up the cemetery. (attached article)

It was a warm beautiful day, as 15 people enjoyed refreshments and had a good time. A reporter from the Flamborough Review was in attendance and listened to our unveiling ceremony. She then wrote a very nice article.

On August 25th, after 2 years of hard work, we unveiled a plaque at First Place, 300 King Street East, Hamilton, honouring Richard Springer UEL. Our unveiling was held at 2:00 p.m. in the lobby where the headstone of Richard Springer UEL is located. Marilyn Hardsand UE told the story of Richard Springer UEL.

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