01 March 2012

This interview by Chris Walker was on the CBC radio program, Daybreak South, which aired on 29 February 2012. The interview took place on location at Glenrosa Cemetery with Bob Hayes who explained some details about the project.  Link to CBC

Cemetery Online Photos Project

KDGS Cemetery Recording Committee
May 2013 Update

Over the past four of years the KDGS volunteers have been busy transcribing and photographing Central Okanagan cemetery markers.  The photographic portion of the project is completed for now and all the photos are available on Murray Pletsch's Canadian Gravemarker Gallery website at:

The KDGS Cemetery Recording Committee has been working since February 2008 locating, transcribing, photographing, and mapping 14 burial sites and isolated/individual graves located in the region from Peachland to Oyama. We are now in the final stages of researching, compiling, editing, and publishing.

Ten small books will be published:
  1. Gellatly Cemetery and Gellatly Heritage Park
  2. Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery
  3. Old Winfield Cemetery
  4. Oyama Community Cemetery
  5. Peachland Cemetery
  6. St. Andrew’s Anglican Churchyard and Church Memorial Plaques
  7. St. Theresa Cemetery
  8. Westbank Cemetery
  9. Winfield Cemetery
  10. Small Cemeteries and Isolated or Individual Burials
 An eleventh book will be the compilation of these ten books.

Each book includes:
  • Cover page with photograph
  • Forward
  • Acknowledgements and Sources
  • History of the cemetery
  • Map of the cemetery
  • Transcriptions with locations
  • Index
 Four books have been completed:
  • Gellatly Cemetery and Gellatly Heritage Park
  • Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery
  • Oyama Community Cemetery
  • St. Andrew’s Anglican Churchyard and Church Memorial Plaques
The other books are nearing completion with final editing in process.

We are also gathering information about the people listed on local cenotaphs and church memorial plaques. This will be a future publication.

We thank KDGS members who have contributed to and supported this important project. These names are listed in the acknowledgement section at the beginning of the books. 

In 1985, KDGS began transcribing cemetery markers in the Central Okanagan from Peachland to Oyama.  These transcriptions were published in booklets which are no longer available for sale.  The KDGS library, now located on the 2nd Floor of the Downtown Kelowna Library, has a copy of these former publications.