Exceprt From Lennoxville Volume 2
Compiled by Graham Patriquin and Committee
Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society – 1981  – page 96-97

Cemeteries
DR. J.D. JEFFERIES

The decent disposal of the bodies of the dead, preferably under the aegis of the church, has always been a concern of Christians. Naturally enough, then, with the erection of the first church in  Lennoxville, the Anglican St. James, in 1822, a cemetery was opened nearby within a piece of land lying between the present Maple and Glendale streets, an area of 242 feet by 95 feet, with a  driveway from the present Queen street. Though owned by the Anglican church, it was for the use of all Christians. The first recorded burial, in 1823, was that of Olive Terrill, wife of Aaron Mallory. In the next generation, the Anglicans erected a new church, St. George’s, in 1845, and the Methodists built a permanent house of worship in 1847. The growth of the community and its extension in a northerly direction led to an interest i~ acquiring a larger area for a burial ground, and on 3 November 1869 a public meeting was held in the Town Hall. Under the chairmanship of Mr. A. Stevens and with Mr. J.B. Paddon acting as Secretary, it was decided to buy an area of some eight acres on Moulton Hill. In the minutes of the meeting held on 31 March 1870, this is referred to as “Malvern Cemetery.” It is no longer known why this name was chosen; no doubt it recalls the town of Malvern in Worcestershire, England. A section for Catholics, named for
St. Antoine, the patron saint of their parish, lies immediately to the west of Malvern, with an entry of its own from St. Francis street. Formerly the two burial grounds were separated by iron chains, which have been removed in a more ecumenical age.

In 1871, the shareholders were incorporated, in accordance with the Cemeteries Incorporation Act of 1870, as the Malvern Cemetery Company, and the deed of sale for the land was confirmed by order-in-council. After the consecration of the cemetery by the Bishop of Quebec, Rt. Rev. J.W. Williams, some grave-markers and remains were transferred from the old St. James cemetery, which gradually was overgrown by brush and trees till finally in 1965 the land was sold in lots to adjoining landowners in what had now become a residential development. It was probably in 1892 that a wooden fence was erected to delimit Malvern Cemetery from Moulton Hill Road, formerly known as “the road to Dudswell.” This in time was replaced by a wire fence. The need for such barriers is suggested by a motion passed by the Cemetery Company in 1899 that signs should be posted forbidding persons to tie their horses to the trees in the cemetery. The price of cemetery lots, which remained at $20 until 1885, has had to be raised a number of times. The upkeep of the cemetery is financed by income from endowments, supplemented by individual private donations, many of them annual contributions. The names of more than a thousand lot-holders stand in the books of the Company. The grave markers have been recorded and are on file at the Lennoxville-Ascot Museum. From the Registry Office, Sherbrooke, the following: On November 13, 1879, Albert G. Woodward transferred three acres of land in what is now Lot 31 in Lennoxville to the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of the Diocese of Sherbrooke, represented by His Lordship Antoine Racine, Bishop of Sherbrooke.

In 1917, the year of the fire that destroyed the Roman Catholic church, this land was transferred to the Cure and the churchwardens of the fabric fund and buildings of the parish of St. Antoine of Lennoxville, a body politic and incorporated, having its place of business in Lennoxville in the said parish. The Cure at the time was L’Abbe Joseph Alfred Parent.

OFFICERS OF MALVERN CEMETERY COMPANY

YEAR PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT PAST PRESIDENT SEC. TREASURER
1869 A.C. Stevens with 13 committee members at a public meeting
1870 J.B. Paddon Edward Chapman
1871 J.B. Paddon Edward Chapman
1872 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1873 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1874 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1875 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1876 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1877 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1878 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1879 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1880 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1881 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1882 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1883 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1884 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1885 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1886 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1887 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1888 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1889 A.F. Simpson Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1890 Rev. A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1891 Rev A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1892 Rev A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1893 William Morris Rev A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1894 Rev A.C. Scarth Edward Chapman
1895 Rev A.C. Scarth A.F. Simpson
1896 Rev A.C. Scarth A.F. Simpson
1897 Rev A.C. Scarth A.F. Simpson
1898 Rev Dr.  Scarth A.F. Simpson
1899 Rev Dr.  Scarth A.F. Simpson
1900 Rev Dr.  Scarth C.S. White
1901 Rev Dr.  Scarth C.S. White
1902 Rev Dr.  Scarth C.S. White
1903 Rev Dr.  Scarth C.S. White
1904 W.H. Abbott C.S. White
1905 Rev R.W. Wright C.S. White
1906 Rev R.W. Wright C.S. White
1907 Rev R.W. Wright C.S. White
1908 Rev R.W. Wright C.S. White
1909 Rev R.W. Wright C.S. White
1910 Rev R.W. Wright C.S. White
1911 Rev R.W. Wright C.S. White
1912 Rev R.W. Wright C.S. White
1913 Rev R.W. Wright C.S. White
1914 Rev R.W. Wright C.S. White
1915 Rev R.W. Wright C.S. White
1916 Rev R.W. Wright C.S. White
1917 Rev R.W. Wright C.S. White
1918 Rev R.W. Wright C.S. White
1919 Rev R.W. Wright C.S. White
1920 Rev R.W. Wright C.S. White
1921 Rev R.W. Wright H.I. McFadden
1922 Rev R.W. Wright H.I. McFadden
1923 Rev R.W. Wright H.I. McFadden
1924 W.H. Abbott H.I. McFadden
1925 C.J. Lane W.H. Abbott
1926 C.J. Lane W.H. Abbott
1927 C.J. Lane W.H. Abbott
1928 C.J. Lane W.H. Abbott
1929 Arthur T. Speid W.H. Abbott
1930 Arthur T. Speid W.H. Abbott
1931 Arthur T. Speid W.H. Abbott
1932 Arthur T. Speid W.H. Abbott
1933 Arthur T. Speid W.H. Abbott
1934 Arthur T. Speid W.H. Abbott
1935 Arthur T. Speid W.H. Abbott
1936 Arthur T. Speid W.H. Abbott
1937 Arthur T. Speid W.H. Abbott
1938 D.G. Harrison W.H. Abbott
1939 D.G. Harrison W.H. Abbott
1940 D.G. Harrison W.H. Abbott
1941 D.G. Harrison W.H. Abbott
1942 D.G. Harrison W.H. Abbott
1943 R.G. Ward W.H. Abbott
1944 R.G. Ward W.H. Abbott
1945 R.G. Ward W.H. Abbott
1946 R.G. Ward W.H. Abbott
1947 R.G. Ward W.H. Abbott
1948 R.G. Ward W.H. Abbott
1949 R.G. Ward G.M. Sutherland
1950 W.A. Bown G.M. Sutherland
1951 W.A. Bown G.M. Sutherland
1952 W.A. Bown G.M. Sutherland
1953 W.A. Bown G.M. Sutherland
1954 W.A. Bown G.M. Sutherland
1955 W.A. Bown G.M. Sutherland
1956 K.G. Herring G.M. Sutherland
1957 K.G. Herring G.M. Sutherland
1958 K.G. Herring G.M. Sutherland
1959 K.G. Herring G.M. Sutherland
1960 K.G. Herring G.M. Sutherland
1961 K.G. Herring G.M. Sutherland
1962 K.G. Herring Hp. W.A. Bown G.M. Sutherland
1963 K.G. Herring A.M. MacKenzie
1964 W.R. Baker A.M. MacKenzie
1965 W.R. Baker A.M. MacKenzie
1966 E.W. Gilbey J.C. Paetow
1967 E.W. Gilbey J.C. Paetow
1968 E.W. Gilbey J.C. Paetow
1969 E.W. Gilbey J.C. Paetow
1970 E.W. Gilbey J.C. Paetow
1971 E.W. Gilbey J.C. Paetow
1972 E.W. Gilbey J.C. Paetow
1973 E.W. Gilbey J.C. Paetow
1974 D.M. Bennett J.C. Paetow
1975 D.M. Bennett J.C. Paetow
1976 D.M. Bennett J.C. Paetow
1977 D.M. Bennett J.C. Paetow
1978 D.M. Bennett J.C. Paetow
1979 D.M. Bennett R.A. Smith
1980 D.M. Bennett R.A. Smith
1981 D.M. Bennett R.A. Smith
1982 D.M. Bennett R.A. Smith
1983 D.M. Bennett W.A. Lyon
1984 D.M. Bennett W.A. Lyon
1985 D.M. Bennett W.A. Lyon
1986 R.M. Lane W.A. Lyon
1987 R.M. Lane W.A. Lyon
1988 R.M. Lane W.A. Lyon
1989 R.M. Lane W.A. Lyon
1990 R.M. Lane W.A. Lyon
1991 R.M. Lane W.A. Lyon
1992 R.M. Lane W.A. Lyon
1993 Reg. Reed W.A. Lyon
1994 Reg. Reed W.A. Lyon
1995 Reg. Reed W.A. Lyon
1996 Reg. Reed W.A. Lyon
1997 Barbara Ward E.W. Gilbey W.A. Lyon
1998 Barbara Ward E.W. Gilbey W.A. Lyon
1999 Angus McElrea Ron Husk E.W. Gilbey W.A. Lyon
2000 Angus McElrea Ron Husk E.W. Gilbey W.A. Lyon
2001 Angus McElrea Ron Husk Bud Lane W.A. Lyon
2002 Angus McElrea Ron Husk Bud Lane W.A. Lyon
2003 Angus McElrea Ron Husk Bud Lane W.A. Lyon
2004 Angus McElrea Ron Husk Bud Lane W.A. Lyon
2005 Angus McElrea Ron Husk Ash Hallam W.A. Lyon
2006 Angus McElrea Ron Husk Ash Hallam W.A. Lyon
2007 Angus McElrea Ron Husk Ash Hallam W.A. Lyon
2008 Angus McElrea Ron Husk Ash Hallam W.A. Lyon
2009 Angus McElrea Ron Husk Ash Hallam Elaine Lebourveau
2010 Angus McElrea Ron Husk Ash Hallam Elaine Lebourveau
2011 Angus McElrea Ron Husk Ash Hallam Elaine Lebourveau
2012 Stephen Tribble Dick Evans Angus McElrea Elaine Lebourveau
2013 Stephen Tribble Kevin Frost Angus McElrea Elaine Lebourveau
2014 Stephen Tribble Kevin Frost Angus McElrea Elaine Lebourveau
2015 Kevin Frost Jim Wark Stephen Tribble Elaine Lebourveau
2016 Kevin Frost Jim Wark Stephen Tribble Elaine Lebourveau
2017 Kevin Frost Jim Wark Stephen Tribble Elaine Lebourveau
2018 Kevin Frost Jim Wark Stephen Tribble Elaine Lebourveau
2019 Kevin Frost Jim Wark Stephen Tribble Elaine Lebourveau

Superintendents:

1920                        C.J. Lane
1942 – 1948            J.L Paige
1948 – 1949            None appointed
1949 – 1979            R.T. Atto
1979 – 1993            Allan Matheson
1993 – 2019            Ronny Casteur

Contributing: N. W. Andrews. James B. Winder.
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Documents:

Original Article of Incorporation (1871) PDF format
Original Land Purchase Agreement (1869) PDF format

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