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DUE to an incident in January 2021 when someone decided to drive an All Terrain Vehicle into this sacred burial ground, a new fence has been put in place to protect against further desecration.
A Message from Elaine Gannon
I would like to extend a sincere thank you to Liette Hickey for her work installing a highly effective black barrier to protect the Martindale Pioneer Cemetery. Hopefully, it will deter anyone again with an All Terrain Vehicle from driving over this sacred burial ground of our ancestors.
Special thanks also to Maura De Freitas who gathered all the photos and various articles over the years about the Martindale Pioneer Cemetery and assembled it all into an accessible and professional website. It was painstaking but rewarding work for Maura and it offers easier access for future generations wishing to research their ancestors.
I know if Martin Brown, Eddie McLaughlin and Bernice McSheffrey were still with us they would also be very proud of both Liette and Maura for their work.
With sincere thanks,
Elaine Gannon (Catholine Butler)