Gull Lake Cemetery Grave Cleaning Complete

This year the Gull Lake Cemetery Committee took on a grave cleaning project to improve the look of the cemetery. Many of the grave covers and headstones were covered with a rust coloured moss that was obscuring the names on many of the headstones. Volunteers have been cleaning the graves over the past few months and finished the last grave today.

The entire project was done by volunteers, and some of the equipment was donated to help get the job done.  It took approximately 9,000 gallons of water and to clean the nearly 800 graves in the old section I would like to extend big thanks to the following people:

  •  Volunteers Les and Bev Potter for helping me with grave cleaning and donating the water pump and tank.
  • Jim and Mary Heylar for allowing volunteers to use their flat deck trailer to transport the cleaning equipment.
  • Cemetery Committee members for getting this project moving forward.
  • Town Council for providing the power washer and new leaf blower.
  • The Town Crew for doing a great job keeping our cemetery grass cut and using the new blower to keep the grass off of the graves.

The Cemetery Committee will be monitoring the grave covers and headstones and cleaning them as necessary on an annual basis.

Mayor Campbell

One thought on “Gull Lake Cemetery Grave Cleaning Complete”

  1. We received the following comment by email regarding the cemetery cleanup:

    Dear Mayor Campbell and Town Council.
    I’m just one of many, I’m sure, who now live a long ways from that patch of ground surrounded by a caragana hedge where my parents, and many other parents, are resting.

    I wish to thank all those responsible for the cleanup of the Gull Lake Cemetery, the Town, the private sector and most importantly, the volunteers that gave their time and energy towards getting this done. I truly appreciate that you’ve made it happen.

    I’m so proud to be able to say that I grew up in that little town, to my mind, there just isn’t a better place on earth. Thank you so much,

    Tom Frook & family


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