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Ross Bay Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in British Columbia. Ross Bay Cemetery became Victoria's community cemetery in 1872. The cemetery is divided into sections for Christian denominations, First Nations and Chinese, and the 'potter's field' where the poor are buried. 


Ross Bay Cemetery is the resting place for many famous British Columbians, such as Emily Carr, Sir James Douglas, Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, and Billy Barker. Many prominant Victoria families also rest here, such as the Dunsmuir family and the Rithet family.


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Completed with information from the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria.


Completed as part of COMM 490 at RRU.

Photo Essay - Ross Bay Cemetery

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