Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Cemeteries, Diocese of Hamilton

Our Lady of the Angels Catholic CemeteryFamily Stories

The year of 2009 was a very difficult one for Cheryl Baldin and her family. Her infant granddaughter died in April and in July, Cheryl’s 36-year-old daughter, Deborah, passed away from a degenerative muscle disease.

Because Cheryl’s son had chosen Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Cemetery for his baby’s resting place, Cheryl and her husband decided to purchase three lots there – one for Debbie and one each for themselves, on either side.

“I lost a brother when he was 26 and my mother and father did the same thing at Holy Sepulchre,” Cheryl says. “My grandparents and in-laws are there too. But I knew Holy Sepulchre was full, and Our Lady of the Angels is close to where we live.”

Cheryl’s regular visits to the cemetery allow her to appreciate it in all seasons. “Our friends go out and say, it’s so pretty. The gardens are always kept impeccably. I know I can ask the head gardener anything and he’s always available to help me.”

— Cheryl Baldin, Hamilton