Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Diocese of Hamilton

Resurrection Catholic Cemetery Family Stories

Helen Hines and her husband Joe unexpectedly found themselves looking for a cemetery lot after their 17-year-old son, Samuel, died suddenly. “We knew about Resurrection but I didn’t think they would allow Sam to be buried there because I’m not Catholic, although Joe is. They said it didn’t matter and that’s how we came to purchase the lot there,” Helen says.

“[Cemeterian] Alice is wonderful. She was very easy to talk to, knowledgeable, and made us feel so comfortable. I must say, the groundskeepers there also do an excellent job. The grounds are meticulously maintained.

“I go there often. I have peace there. I feel as if it’s as close as I can get to Sam. And some day Joe and I will be there too. My in-laws, Joe’s parents, sold a lot they had in another cemetery, and they will be buried at Resurrection too, near to our lots.

“People think everyone has to be Catholic to go there, but it’s like being enveloped in a big hug, and we feel we belong.”

— Helen Hines, Ancaster