Monday, 28 January 2013


Per Ardua ad Astra
An Eagle (or, as has been suggested, an Albatross) superimposed on a circlet surmounted by a crown. The original circlet was a garter and buckle from 1918 to 1923. The motto translate as "Through Adversity to the Stars"

for a Taphophile Tragics at Hamilton Cemetery

Sunday, 27 January 2013

forward face

Veteran's Section
for a Cemetery Sunday at Woodland Cemetery

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Tuesday, 22 January 2013


the children of George and Isabella Moore may have been born in Hamilton or Wentworth County, but only Caroline seems to have stayed nearby, her brothers all having moved to various parts of the US

for a Taphophile Tragics at Hamilton Cemetery

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Tuesday, 15 January 2013


winged death head
I have not seen an elephant on a grave marker before, but a quick internet search brought up the possibility that it could be a symbol of 'winged death'

for a Taphophile Tragics at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

Sunday, 13 January 2013


gravestone carving by Walter Allward, one of Canada's foremost monumental sculptors

for a Cemetery Sunday at Hamilton Cemetery

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Monday, 7 January 2013

Saturday, 5 January 2013