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Sheffield Cemetery Restoration Project

Sheffield United Church paid to have a section of gravestones straightened and repaired in October 2011, including the founder of Sheffield (and our church) John A. Cornell.

During the summer of 2012, the City of Hamilton paid to have the more dangerously leaning gravestones repaired. Sheffield United paid for more work to be done in the summer of 2014.

We are encouraging the community and those with ancestors in the Sheffield Cemetery to donate money toward this project so that we can fix up as many gravestones as possible, and get the cemetery looking respectable again.

All proceeds from our 200th anniversary events and sales of our history book will be put toward this project.
Donations have been rolling in nicely.
At some point our treasurer will issue tax receipts for your donations. 

Cemetery Restoration Fund as of September 14, 2012:

Donations of $1,000 and Over
City of Hamilton                                       $5,000.00
Sheffield United Church (Memorial Fund) $2,599.00
Dumfries Mutual Insurance Co.                $2,500.00
Willard Roper                                          $1,000.00

Donations of $500 and Over                 $1,350.00
Gordon & Rosemary Ambrose               
Gerry & Grace Pullin                               

Donations of $100 and Over                  $837.00
Paul Cornell
Kelly and Helen Dunnill
Marilyn Johnson
Ross Smith
A Friend                                                

Donations Under $100                            $217.42
Robert Pasuta
Murray and Karen Hunt
Donald and Kathryne MacDonald
Judy Jones

Musical History Production                       $4,870.94

Grand Total                                            $18,374.36

Spent in 2011                                           $2,599.00
Spent in 2012                                           $5,350.00
Available Funds                                      $10,425.36

Cheques should be made payable to Sheffield United Church, and please write "Cemetery Fund" on the front of the cheque. Mailing address:

Sheffield United Church
1283 Old HWY 8
Sheffield, ON, L0R1Z0

Thanks very much for your generosity.
Sincerely,

Marty Pullin
Chairman
200th Anniversary Committee Sheffield United Church

Links to Sites that have photographed or transcribed the Sheffield Cemetery:
Canadianheadstones.com
Findagrave.com
Interment.net





Work done in October 2011 by Memorial Restorations of Sarnia

 


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