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Ocean View Burial Park - Landscape

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4000 Imperial Street
Description
Cemetery site.
Associated Dates
1919
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
4000 Imperial Street
Associated Dates
1919
Description
Cemetery site.
Heritage Value
Burnaby’s landmark Ocean View Burial Park was British Columbia’s first non-sectarian cemetery created as a for-profit business enterprise. Organized by a group of local investors headed by Lieut. Col. G.H. Dorrell, the Ocean View Cemetery Company offered a place for burials that was not owned or associated with a civic government, religious or fraternal organization. The cemetery’s design was the vision of Albert F. Arnold, an officer of the Canadian Financiers Trust Company, who was “...always depressed by the lack of beauty in so many places of internment and inevitable neglect that finally reduced them to long-grassed places of unhappy memories.” One local newspaper described the landscape of the cemetery: "The design includes ornamental trees and shrubs, beautiful flower beds and smooth winding walks and drives, with a total absence of the usual somewhat ostentatious reminders of the harvest garnered by the grim reaper."
Locality
Alta Vista
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Suncrest Area
Architect
Albert F. Arnold
Area
359280.00
Contributing Resource
Landscape Feature
Ownership
Private
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 4000 Imperial Street
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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