In memory


Gardiner and Ryerson are big names in Toronto, but I can't find any information to see if this grave in the Mount Pleasant cemetery holds any of the actual bigwigs. The large size of the stone and the care taken with the tulips would tend to make me think they are attached to one of the important families. In any case, I find this memorial stone and the flowers simply lovely.

If you'd like to see more cemeteries, visit Tapophile Tragics. And you can see more red at Ruby Tuesday.

24 comments:

Olivier said...

une belle tombe, sobre et bien fleurie

Paul in Powell River said...

It must be important, with it's own little garden plot. I see the stones in the background don't have that. Of course the family may not be important, just monied.

cieldequimper said...

Bien entretenue...

Gemma Wiseman said...

An impressive monument to a family suggesting a gathering place! It seems not necessarily connected to particular graves but a place of remembrance! An interesting find!

Linda said...

Such a lovingly attended grave. The flowers are beautiful - wonder if they have flowers that bloom in other seasons too?

Jim Klenke said...

Thats a big plot. Someone sure takes care of it, the flowers are pretty.

Dianne said...

simply lovely is exactly what it is

VioletSky said...

I fear becoming a bit of a know it all....
but this Gardiner is, I believe, the one that the Gardiner Museum is named for. the expressway was named for Fred Gardiner, though they might be related.

JM said...

I agree with you, this is lovely!

maria said...

Great find for RT2. Happy RT2!

Mine's here.

Deb said...

A simple but rather imposing looking gravestone.

Cezar and Léia said...

And I like the flowers around the grave!
Léia

Regina K said...

It is a prominent headstone and the evergreen and tulips are a nice rememberance.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So it seems an important family after all Halcyon, love it when commentors fill in the gaps. It certainly is very well maintained.

Halcyon said...

@Violet - thanks for your native "Torontonian" words. I always find your input interesting and you never sounds like a know-it-all! :)

Nicola Carpenter said...

It is a very beautiful monument.

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Birdman said...

It's a grave condition.

hamilton said...

I want to have a little garden full of pretty flowers in front of my stone. There is something promising about seeing something living in a cemetery.

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

Pretty, peaceful and seemingly loved greatly. A beautiful capture Halcyon.

Randy said...

Beautiful flowers.

Nellies said...

Completely agree with you, this looks beautiful, especially with the tulips. Thanks for sharing!

CaT said...

yes, i like those tulips around the stone!

Julie said...

Quite gorgeous.

And whether Sanna is a KIA or not, her extra knowledge is always welcome.

In Rookwood Necropolis the other day, I found two signs a few times scattered about. The signs were metal and quite old. One said 'Annual Care' the other said 'Perpetual Care'. This could explain why some grave areas are more kempt than others.

I will try to remember to show the signs next week.

NixBlog said...

It i a beautiful memorial. Those tulips really make a statement about the thoughts that are still with the grave occupants.

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