5 November 2009

Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Canada

Ramon John "Ray" Hnatyshyn (1934-2002), 24th Governor-General of Canada (1990-95). He was married to Karen Gerda Nygaard, née Andreasen, b. 1935, who is of Danish ancestry.

Sir Robert Laird Borden (1854-1937, Prime Minister of Canada 1911-1920.

Of all the things you can find at a cemetery!

War graves.

Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, Canada, can be reached by bus no. 7, which goes to the Beechwood entrance from St. Laurent Shopping Centre and the Rideau Centre downtown. Directions.

It is a huge cemetery, so please remember to have good shoes!

Updated on Thursday 7 May 2015 at 10 p.m. (correcting the misinformation that Karen Gerda Hnatshyn was of Norwegian ancestry - according to an e-mail from The Hnatshyn Foundation's administration 7 May 2015, both her parents and grandparents were Danish).

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