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Headstone Data The cemetery at South Branch is located on a rise of land to the south of the where the railway station used to be. It is not known for sure when it was first used, but the villages of South Branch and Coal Brook were established around 1896-1898. Many of the old wooden crosses and markers are gone. Weather any of them could have yielded any information when I completed a transcription of the headstone data in August 1999 is not known. At that time the graveyard was found to be neat and tidy. Some of the older cement markers were quickly disintegrating and I suspect that in about 10-15 years they will be unreadable. However, the stone and marble markers seemed to be holding out very well. The following transcription was completed to preserve the information presently available on the markers.
A Albert M. AuCoin 1940 - 1985 ~ Edna AuCoin 1925-1994 ~ James W. AuCoin Born Nov 19, 1924 Died Aug 29, 1991 In God's Care ~ In Loving Memory of Thomas AuCoin Died October 3, 1985 Age 74 Years Erected by Mr & Mrs George Cormier ~ In Loving Memory of Father Narcis AuCoin Born Oct 25, 1896 Died Nov 4, 1977 ~ (the following all in one plot) Mother Father Margaret St.Croix Hugh AuCoin 1928 - 1921 - 1995 Life is not Forever Life's Work Well Done Love Is. Miranda AuCoin Jan 10-11, 1996 Darling dau of Denise & Claude A Day in our arms forever in our hearts. ~ AuCoin In Loving Memory of William Joseph AuCoin Born July 26, 1900 Died May 4, 1979 Rest In Peace ~ AuCoin, Charles 1910 - 1981 In Loving Memory of Tim AuCoin April 21, 1940 Gertrude AuCoin Jan 6, 1939 - Feb 13, 1948 Asleep in Jesus ...(rest unreadable) ~ In Loving Memory of (one stone) Father Medrick 1862-1944 Mother Matilda 1869-1961 AUCOIN ~ B (the following all in one plot) Barteaux Beloved Wife Annastasia (O'Quinn) 1918-1997 Loving Husband Edward T. 1914-1993 Loving Grandson McIsaac Richard Allan 1957-1994 (Annastasia' grandson) ~ Andrew B. Benoit July 30-31, 1959 ~ Benoit Walter 1913 - 1993 Regina M. 1919 - Married Nov 27, 1939 Peace, Perfect Peace ~ In Loving Memory of Carol J. Brake Born Nov 11, 1928 Died Mar 22, 1993 Until We Meet Again ~ (David ?) Brake 1973 ~ Brake Kevin J. (SR) 1933 - 1989 And the Hunter is Home from the Hill ~ Joseph M. Brake 1893 - 1976 ~ In Memory of Mary Margaret Brake (wife of Joseph M.. above) Beloved Wife of Joseph Brake Died June 17th 1953 Aged 58 years ~ William F. 1913 - 1983 (s/o Joseph & Mary Margaret above) Ever Remembered, Ever Loved BRAKE In Memory of Elsie (wife of William F. above) Beloved Wife of W.F. Brake 1916 - 1960 ~ Bennett (d/o W.F. and Elsie above. No dates) Bernadette Barbara (Brake) Forever Young ~ Generous of Heart Constant of Faith Geraldine A. Brake Sept 18, 1927 - Dec 29, 1994 Dearly Beloved, Sadly Missed HANNON ~ C Peace in The Valley In Loving Memory of Ceorge C. Cormier 1892 - 1978 Beloved Husband and Father ~ Lucy Cormier 1898 - 1983 Beloved Wife and Mother ~ Francis J. Cormier 1915 - 1987 In Loving Memory ~ Gerald Cormier (no dates - wooden cross) ~ Baby Cormier 1942 ~ Sears Cormier Dec 1911 - Aug 1987 Ever Remembered Ever Loved ~ Erected by his children in memory of their loving father Patrick Cormier Died July 29, 1923 Aged 75 years RIP ~ Erected by her children (wife of Patrick above) in memory of their mother Maria Cormier who Died Nov 29, 1923 Aged 82 years ~ Erected by Patrick Cormier in memory of his beloved daughter Henrietta A. Died Jan 4, 1919 Aged 28 years the hour cometh where in all that are in the grave shall here the voice of the son of God (the word "here" is typed as it is on the stone) ~ Erected by Francis I. Cormier in memoery of his uncle Basil Cormier 1880-1920 (possibly s/o Patrick & Maria) ~ (the following two are on one plot) In Loving Memory of James J. Cormier (at head of grave - standing) Died Nov 19, 1923 Aged 4 yrs 5 mons Not my will but Thine be done. Muir. ~ Kathleen Graham (at foot of grave-flat) 1980-1981 ~ Erected by his wife in Loving Memory of John T. Cormier Died June 17th 1938 Aged 59 years You suffered so much you murmmured not We watched you day by day Until at last with broken hearts we saw you pass away RIP ~ Elizabeth Agnes Cormier beloved wife of John T. Cormier Born Oct 13, 1881 Died Dec 25, 1978 May her soul rest in peace ~ Michael Cormier Born 1862 - Died 1945 ~ In memory of Philomena Doucette Beloved wife of Michael Cormier Died June 8, 1934 aged 62 years Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her. Muir. ~ (the next two were very hard to read - very corroded) James B. Cormier Died Nov ................. ~ John W. Cormier Died Feb 3, 1923 Aged 2. G Gale John J. 1896-1962 ~ Gale Jessie 1898-1964 (wife of John J.) ~ Gale Edward Sept 28, 1918 Oct 9, 1993 (s/o John J. and Jessie) ~ Gale In Loving Memory of Father John T. (s/o John J. and Jessie) 1920 - 1993 Huband of Elsie Until We Meet Again ~ Gale (wife of John T.) In Loving Memory of Elsie Nov 17, 1925 June 19, 1989 ~ Gale Michael J. Oct 24, 1923 - Dec 4, 1994 ~ In Memory of James Gale (husband of Nell Smith) Died Oct 4, 1930 Aged 63 Years Grant Him O Lord Eternel Rest With the Spirits of the Blest ~ Helen Gale (nee Helen "Nel" Smith - Wife of James Gale above) Died June 4, 1945 Rest In Peace ~ GALE Edward A. Mary Jane 1908-1967 1909-1987 Together Always ~ Joseph Gale Private Calgary Highlanders WW2 1914-1996 Lest We Forget ~ Dorothy Philomena Gallant Born July 14, 1920 Died Sept 6, 1982 ~ RIP 1979 Travis G. Gallant ~ Loyola Thomas Gallant Born May 20, 1917 Died Sept 29, 1979 Beloved Husband, Father and Grandfather Forever Remembered ~ Baby Gallant (no dates) ~ Gillam 1899 Emmanuel J. 1984 Until We Meet Again ~ Timothy Gerald Gillam Born may 25, 1974 Died Nov 29, 1996 Beloved son of Mike & Theresa ~ (the following three are all on one stone) GILLAM Agnes Jan 5, 1942 - Aug 31, 1942 Anne Sep 8, 1955 - Feb 22, 1958 John E. Mar 13, 1937 - Oct 30, 1957 Beloved children of J. Emmanuel & Mary Gillam Our Loved Ones Sleep Here ~ Erected by her children in loving memory of Mary Jane Gillam Died Jan 13th, 1943 Aged 83 years 4 months We have only your memory dear mother to cherish our whole life through The sweetness will linger forever as we treasure the memory of you ~ In loving memory of Emmanuel Gillam who died June 9th 1937 Aged 76 years 4 months In the shelter of thy Sacred heart may his precoious soul find rest We love him well, but yet we know, God's holy will was best. Erected by loving wife and children ~ Erected by John Gillam in memory of his beloved wife Mary Died June 1, 1923 Aged 28 yrs RIP come to me all that labour and are burdened and I will refresh you. Matt XI.28 ~ In loving memory of Mary Gillam died at South Branch April 18th 1915 Aged 17 yrs 11 mons RIP A precoious one from us is gone A service we love is stilled A place is vacant in our home Can never more be filled God in his wisdom has recalled The boon his love had given And though on earth the body lies The soul is safe in heaven ~ In memory of John Edward Gillam born at Cape Ray Feb 3, 1887 Died Oct 9, 1962 Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul ~ Gillam Mary Jane November 19, 1964 June 17, 1970 Beloved daughter of James & Catherine Gillam Thy will be done H James R. Hayes (this marker is flat at the foot of the grave) Private 87 Battn CEF 13 Dec 1959 Age 68 ~ James R. Hayes (this marker is standing at the head of the grave) Born Feb 2nd, 1891 Died Dec 13th, 1959 Most Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. ~ Mary Frances Hayes Born July 14th, 1893 Died Nov 1st, 1969 Merciful Jesus Grant Her Eternal Rest ~ Harris Stacey janine Eva 1984 - 1992 Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Forever Loved by Mom, Dad & Family ~ Charles Francis son of Charles & Frances Hilliard Born & died Oct 30, 1991 So Sweet, So Small, So Soon M Archie MacArthur 1910 - 1996 ~ Cyril MacArthur June 17, 1921 Dec 25, 1992 Forever In Our Hearts ~ Catherine MacIsaac ("Old Kate" - mother of Angus C. MacIsaac) 1871-1970 RIP ~ Daniel J. MacIsaac Born Dec 14, 1903 Died March 25, 1985 RIP ~ MacIsaac Archibald F. Born April 23, 1902 Died March 18, 1984 Rest In Peace ~ In Loving Memory of Roy C. MacIsaac Husband & Father May 2, 1935 Jan 30, 1990 ~ In Memory of Judy Elizabeth Beloved dau of Donald and Loretta MacIsaac Born oct 27, 1961 Died July 22, 1971 Never Will Her Memory Fade ~ Eunice MacIsaac 1890 - 1982 ~ Ann MacIsaac 1872 - 1961 ~ Alexander (MacIsaac?) (very corroded) & Catherine (Gale ?) (very corroded) ~ In Loving Memory of our Dear Father John A. MacIsaac Sept 30th 1860 - March 7th 1950 RIP ~ MacIsaac Francis RIP ~ MacIsaac Leo ~ MacIsaac William ~ MacIsaac In Loving Memory of Mary MacIsaac April 20, 1919 Nov 7, 1958 ~ MacIsaac (brother of Victor) Sears Died Oct 25, 1957 RIP ~ MacIsaac (s/o Andrew MacIsaac & Beatrice Baggs) Victor 1915 - (1960 ?) (hard to read) ~ MacIsaac (all three on one stone) Father Mother Con Mathilda 1907 - 1959 1917 - 1992 Son Leo 1940 - 1995 Walk Softly Loved Ones Lie Here Ever Loved and Remembered by the Family ~ In Loving Memory Alexander D. MacIsaac Died Fab 3rd 1955 Aged 83 years Sacred Heart of Jesus Have Mercy On His Soul ~ In Memory of Mary Beloved Wife of Alex D. MacIsaac Died at South Branch April 4th, 1951 Aged 75 years Sacred Heart of Jesus Have Mercy On Her Soul ~ Erected in Loving Memory of Angus McIsaac (s/o Arch MacIsaac & Anastasia Downey) Died 15 Oct 1924 Aged 19 years RIP ~ Erected by her children in Loving Memory of Agnes A. McIsaac Died May 12, 1920, Aged 80 years Her Children rose up and called her Blessed ~ In memory of Lucy wife of Angus C. MacIsaac 1903-1956 ~ In Loving memory of Elizabeth beloved wife of Angus C. MacIsaac who died Aug 3rd 1932 aged 24 years Safe in the arms of Jesus Safe in his gentle breast There by his love o'ershadowed Sweetly her soul shall rest Erected by her husband and children ~ Erected by Archie A. MacIsaac in memory of his beloved wife Anastatia Died Oct 20, 1918 Aged 54 years RIP The hour cometh where in all that are in the grave shall here the voice of the son of God. ~ In Memory of Charlotte MacNeil Died June 25, 1970 Aged 104 Years Ever Remembered, Ever Loved By Her Family ~ Erected by His Wife In Memory of John MacNeil Died Dec 6, 1918 Aged 60 Years The hour cometh where in all that are in the grave shall here the voice of the son of God and they that have done good things shall come forth unto the resurrection of life. (the word "here" is typed as it is on the stone) ~ McNeil, Michael Joseph 1900 - 1972 Ever Remembered by Sister Annie St.Croix ~ In Loving Memory of John R. MacNeil Born Aug 7th 1896 Died April 6th 1946 Sacred Heart of Jesus Have Mercy On His Soul ~ Sandy MacNeil 1881 - 1966 ~ Erected by his Wife in Memory of John MacNeil Died Dec 6, 1918 Aged 60 Years. ~ In Memory of John R. MacNeil Born Aug 7th, 1896 Died April 6th, 1946 ~ Erected in Memory of Peter Muise Died Nov 6, 1922 Aged 62 Years And Margaret Muise ~ Denis Muise A Beloved Husband & Father Born 1907 - Died Oct 4, 1971 His Mother Florence Born 1868 - Died 1950 RIP ~ Mother She Lived with us in Memory And will Forever Beatrice Muise (wife of Denis Muise above) Oct 10, 1911 - May 3, 1999 ~ In Memory of Our Loving Father James Muise (s/o Denis and Beatrice above) Sept 8, 1941 Oct 5, 1995 O O'Quinn Husband & Father George H. 1910-1991 In God's Care Gone But Not Forgotten ~ Joseph O'Quinn Nfld Overseas Forestry Unit WW2 (s/o Peter A. O'Quinn) 1912 - 1985 Lest We Forget. ~ O'Quinn In Loving Memory of a Dear Husband and Father William Peter (AuCoin) O'Quinn Born April 1st, 1905 Died May 10th, 1986 ~ Mother Julia O'Quinn 1902 - 1978 ~ In Memory of Peter J. O'Quinn 1870 - 1957 His Beloved Wife Emma 1879 - 1947 ~ Elizabeth O'Quinn (AuCoin) Jan 17, 1919 Aug 1, 1994 Ever Remembered, Ever Loved ~ In Memory of Joseph S. O'Quinn 1862 - 1920 His Wife Henrietta 1887 - 1950 ~ Father Peter John O'Quinn 1899 - 1978 Rest In Thine, Sweet Memory Ours P In Loving Memory of John J. Pear 1932 - 1970 Rest In Peace ~ Robyn Paradis (no dates) ~ R Alfred Robichaud RIP Age 43 We Love You S In Memory of Eugene Wallace Beloved son of Gordon & Cleophus Smith Born Dec 14, 1961 Died July 22, 1971 Never Will His Memory Fade . Cleophus V. Smith Born May 23, 1934 Died Nov 16, 1987 ~ Diane Smith Daughter of Gordon & Cleophus Smith Born July 16, 1956 Died Aug 3, 1956 ~ In loving memory of John J. Smith A beloved husband & father 1893-1962 Gone but not forgotten ~ In Memory of Elizabeth Smith (d/o of John J.Smith) Died July 14, 1931 age 4 yrs May her soul RIP ~ Randy St.Croix (no dates) (wooden cross) ~ Husband Stanislaus St.Croix Sept 4, 1895 Oct 27, 1966 Ever Remembered By Wife Annie ~ Home From the Hunt Father Nicholas St.Croix (s/o Stanislaus St.Croix above) April 8, 1930 Dec 22, 1998 ~ St.Croix Peter L. (s/o Stanislaus St.Croix above) June 16, 1924 - Sept 6, 1997 Wildlife Officer & Naturalist To Live in the Hearts of Those We Love is Not to Die Precious Memories Linda (Wife) T Geraldine Bride Tompkins (nee Hayes) 1923-1998 She died as she lived, trusting in God ~ Frank W. Tompkins 1919-1982 St. Theresa of the Child Jesus pray for him W Wall Rita Cora June 12, 1926 July 28, 1986
Transcribed by Ron St.Croix August 1999Page Last Modified: Friday March 22, 2013 (Don Tate)
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