Lively Stories at Little Lake Cemetery

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The fall season will be in full swing when Trent Valley Archives presents the 2019 Little Lake Cemetery Pageant on Sat and Sun, Sept 28th and 29th.  Recreating the sometimes humorous and sometime tragic stories, actors bring insight into the lives of some of the interesting people  buried at this famous Victorian cemetery.

Dressed in period costumes, actors portray residents such Wilson Conger, merchant, sheriff, and politician who managed to have his friend Alexander McDonnell unexpectedly buried at Little Lake and gardener Alfred Rippingale, who rose from digging graves to become the Superintendent of the cemetery.  Among others, you’ll see Katherine Wallis, well-known writer and  sculptress and Police Chief George Roszel, of body-snatching fame, tell their fascinating stories to all who visit. 

These guided tours last about 90 minutes and run every 20 minutes from 6 to 7 pm. on Sept 28th and 1:00 to 1:20pm. on Sept 29th.  Good walking shoes and a flashlight for evening visitors are recommended and the tour is wheelchair accessible.  Refreshments and musical entertainment will be offered at the landmark cemetery chapel.

The meeting place is at the Little Lake Cemetery main gates at the corner of Crescent and Haggart Streets.  No cars are permitted in the cemetery during the tours.  Parking is available outside the main gates on either Crescent or Haggart Streets.

Cost is $22 per person, with pre-registration required. Tickets are selling quickly, but you can book on-line at:  or contact Heather at Trent Valley Archives, 705-745-4404 or by email at

Date and Time:

Sunday, September 29, 2019 01:00 PM - 01:20 PM
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Little Lake Cemetery main gates at the corner of Crescent and Haggart Streets


Heather at Trent Valley Archives