Cataraqui Cemetery

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Cemetery landscape.

It's been said that a family isn't really established in Kingston unless it has three generations buried in Cataraqui Cemetary. The cemetery occupies a scenic rolling landscape at the corner of Princess Street and Sydenham Road, just outside the former city limits. It's where all of my grandparents, a great grandparent, and two great aunts are buried.

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Macdonald family grave site.

Perhaps the most famous person buried here is Sir John A. Macdonald, the first prime minister of Canada. Although he died in Ottawa in 1891, he was buried in Kingston where he lived for many years practicing law, and even serving in local political office.

The Macdonald grave site is easy to find - just follow the signs on Princess Street leading into the cemetery.

Photo of Cataraqui Cemetery
Cemetery landscape.

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