Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Chinese Cemetery - Nanaimo, BC, Canada - Tombstone Tuesday

Chinese Cemetery, Townsite Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Photographs taken by M. Diane Rogers, May 2008

This cemetery first opened in 1924, and was paid for by members of the Chinese Canadian community in the Nanaimo area (from Chemainus to Qualicum Beach). In the background a burner for spiritual offerings can be seen.

In the 1970s, the Cemetery was refurbished by Nanaimo's Chinese Canadian community and donated to the City of Nanaimo which now operates it. This is no longer exclusively a Chinese cemetery, but the name has been kept.

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