cemetery Dacre Memorial

DACRE MEMORIAL CEMETERY
Brougham Township
Renfrew County, Ontario
Map 31 F/7 West
Reference 476253

Recorded by:
Allison Hare

THE OTTAWA BRANCH
The Ontario Genealogical Society

Dacre Memorial Cemetery

“Jesus said… I am the way, the truth… and the life. John 14:6”

So reads the sign marking this small private cemetery on Highway 132 almost two kilometres southeast of Dacre, Ont. Dacre is a small village on the old Opeongo Road, a colonization route that broke ground from the Ottawa River through Renfrew to the west. In 1873, the village boasted two hotels and two stores. Today, it has a store and a motel.

The cemetery sits on a slight hill under two towering pines and in view of Constant Creek. It has no specific religious affiliation, but has generally provided a last resting place for Protestant families of the Dacre area while their Roman Catholic neighbors were buried three miles down the road at Mount St. Patrick.

The oldest known burial in the cemetery is that of 15-year-old John Holmes in 1857. The next people to be buried there, in 1958 and 1959, were United Empire Loyalists David Hunter and Esther Truesdale of Vermont. The Hunter family came to dominate the graveyard. William, a son of David and Esther, owned a sawmill upstream on Constant Creek. He, his wife, all four of his sons and two of his daughters are buried in the cemetery.

Dacre Memorial, on Lot 17 in Brougham Township’s Range D North, was still in use in 1987.

This cemetery record contains a map with the location of the headstones shown. It also contains headstone inscriptions.

INDEX
ADAMS
Ann (Bell)
Herbert Lee
James
James Allan
Jane (Dool)
Wm. H.
ANDREWS
Annie (Towns)
Robert
BADOUR
Violet (Clarke)
BELL
Ann
BREEN
infant
James
Mary (Whittle)
BREMNER
Janet (Collins)
BRUCE
Aileen
Allen
Annie
Florence (Watson)
Grace
Henry
Ira
Jessie (Thompson)
Orpha (Carswell)
Patrick
Patrick Aitken
Sarah
CAMPBELL
Jean
CARR
Elizabeth
CARSWELL
Benj.
Diantha
Martha
Orpha
Orpha
Sarah
William
CHECKLEY
Catherine
CLARKE
Violet
COLE
Annie (Storring)
Arvilla
Clifford
Diantha (Carswell)
Gordon
James
Minnie (Sharpe)
Thelma
COLLINS
Annie (Bruce)
Arvilla (Cole)
Diantha
Edna
James
COMTOIS
Marie Cecile
COX
Jane (Johnston)
Robinson
CRAIG
Jane Green
DAVIDSON
Drusilla (Hunter)
Ellen
James
Martha
Rachel
William
Winnifred
DELLAIRE
Dorothy
DOOL
Jane
GARVIN
John
GAULT
Charles
Gloria Ann (Holmes)
GEBEAU
Doris A.
Doris Meta
Lillian
Sophia
GIERMAN
Carl
Guttlip
GREEN
Euretta
Jane (Craig)
Orpha
HAGGART
Catherine (Checkley)
HOLMES
Aaron
Alden Lyle
Barbara
Catherine
Gloria Ann
Harriett
John
Martha
William
HUGHES
Mary Hunter
HUNTER
B. J.
David
Diantha (Collins)
Diantha
Dorothy (Dellaire)
Druscilla
Esther (Truesdale)
Gordon
H. B.
infant
Ira
Margaret (Lett)
Martha (Carswell)
Mary (Hughes)
Minnie
William
William G.
William O.
JAMES
Alexander
Myrtle (McCauley)
JOHNSTON
Jane
Thomas
LAMBERT
Leslie
Marie Cecile (Comtois)
LETT
Margaret
LILLBURNE
Isabelle
LINNEN
Claude
Delmore
Frank
Janet (Bremner)
Kenneth
Margaret
Margaret (Sharpe)
Margaret (Varrin)
Mary (McLeod)
Rilla
William
William John
LIPSY
John
Robert
MANSON
John
Margaret Ann
McCAULEY
Myrtle
McCLURE
John
Thelma (Cole)
McLEOD
Mary
MENKING
Carl
Meta
MERO
Elizabeth (Carr)
MORAL
Orpha
MORRISON
George
Isabelle (Lillburne)
PLUNKET
Mary
SANBON
James
Mary (Plunket)
SHARPE
Margaret
Minnie
SMITH
Catherine
STORRING
Annie
STROUD
Catherine (Smith)
Ronald
THOMBLISON
Rachel
Richard
THOMPSON
Jessie
TOWNS
Annie
TRUESDALE
Esther
VARIN
Blanche
Clarence
Mervin
Minnie (Hunter)
VARRIN
Margaret
WATSON
Florence
John
Rilla (LINNEN)
WARK
see also WORK
Claude
David
Davie
Jean (Campbell)
WHITTLE
Mary
WORK
see also WARK
Diantha (HUNTER)