Community contributes to Livelong cemetery project

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Mitchell Bros. Excavating moved into action in early December to give the Livelong Cemetery a huge boost.

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Volunteers have been working on the clearing of heavy overgrowth that has been encroaching on the cemetery for the past two years. In collaboration with volunteers and the RM of Mervin, a plan was worked out.  Mitchells removed and transported large rocks, stumps, trees and shrubs from the entire perimeter. Then they donated a huge portion of their time back to the community.

The Livelong Cemetery is a beautiful, sequestered area, which the community is working to preserve and improve. Similar generous actions have been received from K&B Welding and Machining in erecting a new shed and gate. Others have donated time, money and equipment, consistently underlining the support the cemetery project has received.

Ron Range, the current caretaker, commented, “We’re going to need a lot of volunteers this spring!”

The cleared area now needs preparation for replanting of grass and perimeter. That is the next endeavour of the committee on a list of goals they have for the future. Range is also installing a map of graves in the new shed to help relatives find sites of loved ones.

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