Another interesting fact that I did not expect was the number of people buried in Auld Kirk cemetery that never managed to have a headstone put on their grave. That percentage is currently running at approximately 12%. Like former Carleton Place resident Cecil Cummings that I wrote about– he too is buried in Auld Kirk without a headstone.
The Kirk is open for only the one Sunday in mid August for Decoration Sunday and even then
the Memorial Service is held outside. Only once in the last while, that I know of, that this service was held inside because it was raining. For as far as I know there has been no regular service in the Kirk for decades beside the inside is quite plain with some old fashion benches. I’ve attached some photos of the inside of the Kirk. —Gary J. Byron (photos and text)
My great grandmother Rachel Elizabeth (Bell) Hooper is buried in the Auld Kirk Cemetery, without a headstone as well.
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