In remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, the office of the Catholic Cemeteries of Halifax published, Gone But Not Forgotten: Victims of the Halifax Explosion in Catholic Cemeteries. The book details the stories of Explosion victims buried Holy Cross Cemetery on South Park St. in downtown Halifax and Mount Olivet Cemetery on Mumford Rd. in west end Halifax.
Mount Olivet Cemetery 7076 Mumford Rd., Halifax.
Since 1896, the peaceful grounds of Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery in the west end of Halifax have offered a quiet and gentle final resting place. Statues and monuments speak of those who have died at historic moments in Nova Scotia, including the Titanic Disaster and the Halifax Explosion. With little hills, shady trees, a wandering stream, and rock walls bordering Mumford Rd and Joseph Howe Avenue, Mount Olivet provides a surprisingly tranquil respite in the midst of the city. Mount Olivet Cemetery has a cremation garden and a columbarium for cremation burial.
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This year Halifax will recall a major event in its history as many people, organizations, and the city herself, commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. This tragic event changed the young city of Halifax and took the lives of hundreds of people. Many of the victims were buried in local Catholic cemeteries which still exist today: Mount Olivet on Mumford Rd. and Holy Cross on South Park St.
Starting June 19 visitors and locals alike will have the opportunity to learn about the rich history contained within two our cemeteries through guided tours. Below are the details:
Please find the list of Masses being celebrated at in our Catholic Cemeteries over the coming months. All are welcome to join us for one or more of these Masses as we remember our faithful brothers and sisters who have gone before us.