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
All proceeds from our 200th
anniversary events and sales of our history book will be put toward
Donations have been rolling in nicely.
At some point our treasurer will issue tax receipts for your
Cemetery Restoration Fund as of September 14, 2012:
Donations of $1,000 and
City of Hamilton
Sheffield United Church (Memorial Fund) $2,599.00
Dumfries Mutual Insurance Co.
Donations of $500 and
Gordon & Rosemary Ambrose
Gerry & Grace Pullin
Donations of $100 and Over
Kelly and Helen Dunnill
Murray and Karen Hunt
Donald and Kathryne MacDonald
Musical History Production
Spent in 2011
Spent in 2012
Cheques should be made payable to
Sheffield United Church, and please write "Cemetery Fund" on the front
of the cheque. Mailing address:
Old HWY 8
Thanks very much for your generosity.
Anniversary Committee Sheffield United
Links to Sites that have
photographed or transcribed the Sheffield Cemetery: