St. Andrew’s Cemetery is located behind St. Andrew’s Anglican Church at the corner of N. Island Hwy and Dingwall Road in Courtenay. Photo supplied.

Spring cemetery cleanup at St. Andrew’s

Spring cemetery cleanup at St. Andrew’s in Courtenay

It’s that time of year again. Time to fight back Mother Nature at our pioneer cemetery.

St. Andrew’s is a beautiful, serene resting place of many of our earliest settlers. The cemetery is the home to woodland meadows and many protected Gary oaks. Because of this natural setting, it is important to keep weeds and invasive plants at bay to prevent the graves from being overgrown and hidden.

We invite everyone in the community, especially the families and descendants of pioneers and military veterans, to come help with the annual spring cleanup at St. Andrew’s Cemetery on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. till noon. The cemetery is located behind St. Andrew’s Anglican Church at the corner of N. Island Hwy and Dingwall Road. Bring work gloves, a rake, water, a hat and don’t forget your sunscreen.

While you are here, have a look around and enjoy the serenity and beauty of the location. If you are interested in helping us maintain and preserve the cemetery, St. Andrew’s Cemetery has an “Adopt a Plot Program” where groups or individuals can sign up to maintain a plot or block in the cemetery. For more information, please call St. John the Divine Church at 250-334-4331, email patmos@shaw.ca or visit their website, sjtdcourtenay.ca.

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