Acadiaville Cemetery Society


Celebration took place 6pm October 24th 2013 with Father Andrew Gilles and Bishop Brian Dunn officiating

On behalf of the Acadiaville Cemetery Society, I would like to extend to all a warm welcome to the Immaculate Conception Parish and Community of West Arichat on the occasion of the blessing our new Columbarium.

I am privileged to have been given the opportunity to contribute on such an important and worthwhile Community project as the Columbarium. It is a beautiful structure situated in close proximity to the Immaculate Conception Church with a breathtaking view of West Arichat Harbour and Chedabucto Bay. A peaceful place for quiet reflection and prayer; I can think of no better place suited for the internment of cremated remains and one's final resting place.

I would like to take this occasion to give special thanks to Gloria Hill who first brought the vision of the Columbarium to me several years ago during Parish Council, to Alvin Martell for having renewed the vision and challenge a few years later; to our major sponsors: the West Arichat & District Village Circle
Society and the District 4 Municipality of Richmond; to Anna Samson and the Parish Council, to the CWL for preparing the a light lunch during reception, to the Acadiaville Community Centre, to my colleagues and fellow board members of the Acadiaville Cemetery Society and most importantly to the Parishioners of the Pastoral unit and members of the greater Community who have given me inspiration and support from conception to installation and whose continued support is essential for the overall success of the project.

In closing, I look to the Columbarium as testimony of the resilience and perseverance of our Community. I hope and pray for a renewal and revival of the spiritual strength of our Community - to believe in themselves and each other; that by working together... good things are possible. The Columbarium Project is a first step toward this renewal and I certainly look forward to participating in many more Community projects of this kind. Thanks again and may God Bless.

President of
Acadiaville Cemetery Society

Acadiaville Cemetery Society
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