Family vault


The Durand family tomb. I wonder if there are any members of the family still alive and kicking? And I wonder how many people are in there? There were no separate headstones indicating who is in the vault with Charles, perhaps he was not a kind man and the rest of his kin decided not to spend eternity with him? 

This grave is from the Toronto Necropolis. If you'd like to see more cemetery shots, take a look at Tadophile Tragics.

23 comments:

Olivier said...

ce qui est surprenant aussi, c'est qu'il n'y est qu'une année d'indiqué ?

Mama Zen said...

Beautifully done shot!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

perhaps they ran out of money.

Chrissy Brand said...

Interesting shot and history.

EG CameraGirl said...

It does seem a shame there's no other information here! Hmmm. Very curious!

Paul in Powell River said...

Aren't old cemeteries neat to wander through? I see some interesting names on the list at your link.

hamilton said...

One might get the impression he was a controlling man, by his choice of words!

cieldequimper said...

Whoooooo knoooows? ;-)

NixBlog said...

Interesting post. I like the simplicity of this tombstone.

Lowell said...

Cemeteries and tombstones
Tend to lead to questions
What happened to the buried ones
Now naught but bags of bones?

And really now, who cares
Who worries 'bout them still
It's over and it's done
With the reading of the will!

Carole said...

Nice blog. You may be interested on a post on the Picasso exhibition currently in Sydney that is coming to Toronto in April. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/picasso-exhibition-art-gallery-of-new.html

Jack said...

Excellent image, Halcyon, as well as a good and humorous post.

Good luck to Kansas in the NCAA tournament, so long as they aren't playing UConn or Ohio State. I was going to mention Naismith's role at Kansas, but the post was getting too long. We have another contribution to Kansas, with Lew Perkins.

Sondra said...

hmmmm makes one wonder IF anyone is there with him or not surely not or their names would be inscribed dontcha think? Great PHoto!

Regina K said...

I was keeping my mouth shut about KU on Jack's HDP. I knew he was aware of Dr Naismith's history. Rock Chalk!

Oh and the vault, cool. I get into walking around old cemetaries.

Randy said...

Nice shot!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

So I'm thinking a "family vault" this size laying on the ground has to have stairs going down. Don't cha think?

s.c said...

I thought a very common french family name. But nice just a name and nothing more.

Louis la Vache said...

In his younger day, «Louis» didn't like to visit graveyards. Now he finds them to be a fascinating look at human history.

Deb said...

Goodness, imagine lifting this stone whenever an addition was necessary to the family vault.

Julie said...

Some of the terms we use interest me, Halcyon. I wonder what the difference is between vault, crypt and mausoleum?

I also wonder if any family members chose to be interred with Mr Charles Durand. He does not provide much of use to family historians, does he?

The Paw Relations said...

Great picture. Interesting questions.

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Gene said...

According to the entry on findagrave.com: "Lawyer and author. He was convicted of complicity in the 1837 rebellion and, as a result, spent many years in exile in the United States." So I wonder if he's even buried there?

Halcyon said...

@Gene - thanks for the link to your site. Many people were involved in the 1837 Rebellion, including Toronto's first mayor, Mackenzie. Everyone was forgiven, so I bet he's in there. ;)

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