“Every life is worth loving and remembering always…”
These poignant words are inscribed in stone at the entranceway to the picturesque Glenwood Cemetery. This peaceful site is a final resting place for thousands of early settlers and their descendants who cleared the land and shaped our history. Today their legacy endures in street names, historic homes and buildings, and in small and great deeds that marked lifetimes of endeavours.
Thank you From Glenwood Cemetery
On behalf of the staff and Board of Glenwood Cemetery, I would like to extend a sincere thank you for the support that we have received over the past three weeks; to the OPP for their professionalism and prompt follow-up on the many leads sent in by the community, to the community for the phone calls, e-mails, and visits to express their sympathy and support, to Alice and Dave a who have taken exceptional care of William and to Sue Meech of Sandy Pines Wild Life Refuge for overseeing the donation of a Chinese swan goose companion for William and for bringing her to Glenwood. Our new princess is a two year old female who lost her mate last year. I am very pleased to report that William seems happy with his new companion. Improving the security of the pond has begun as well the planning of repairs and renovations to improve the area itself. Please come and visit and/or check our website, www.glenwoodcemetery.ca, for updates. Thank you again for your support.
Glenwood Board, staff and volunteers are thrilled to welcome a new companion for William.
Photo below: William with new Kate
Glenwood Devastated By Shooting
For those of you haven't heard it has been a tragic week at Glenwood. Vandals broke into the pond enclosure and used a pellet gun to frighten the over 75 Mallard ducks and other water fowl that were staying there. The ducks were able to escape but unfortunately the pair of Asiatic geese (who mate for life) and live in the pond year round, could not escape because they have clipped wings and cannot fly. The female goose, Kate, was killed and William her mate is heartbroken. The incident occurred on Saturday night March 21, between 7 and 8pm.
Glenwood volunteers who feed the geese daily, year round, are devastated. William and Kate are beloved by the volunteers and many visitors at Glenwood, especially children who delight in feeding them. The cemetery’s staff, volunteers and Board members are also heart broken by Kate's untimely and senseless death. Obviously, the Glenwood Board and staff we are working with the police to tighten security.
If you have any information about this incident please contact the OPP at 613-476-2151 or Glenwood Cemetery at 613-476-3511.
Chair Glenwood Cemetery Board