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Credit Union refurbishes cemetery in Fort St. John

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The North Peace Savings and Credit Union has refurbished the cemetery at the site of the former Anglican church near 101st St. and 104th Ave.

North Peace Savings and Credit Union’s chief strategy officer Ken Dixon says that the Credit Union purchased the property adjacent to its existing location at 10344 100th St. roughly three or four years ago. DIxon says that part of the plans to redevelop the property included plans to restore the cemetery, which has been located at the since since the early 1930’s. He says that after looking through the church’s records, the credit union has identified the identities at eight of the burial sites.

The credit union then collaborated with family members of the people buried at the cemetery in order to update the gravesites with new or refurbished headstones. Dixon says that the credit union also added new grass and a fence to surround the gravesite in order to respect the plot.

Dixon added that the cemetery is nearly complete, with some minor touch-ups needed on the fence. He says that after the refurbishment is complete, the credit union will hold a ceremony with the family members of those buried at the site to properly reopen the cemetery.

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