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VICTORIA'S CEMETERIES
Victoria Jewish Cemetery
LOCATED between Acton and Ryan Streets on Cedar Hill Road, this is the oldest Jewish cemetery in western Canada. Written on the gatepost of Victoria's Jewish Cemetery is the Hebrew phrase, "Bays Ha Chayim" (House of the Living).
Noteworthy are six gravemarkers with the masonic square and compasses, and a seventh, that of freemason Morris Price, shot in his store in the gold rush town of Cayoosh, and the cemetery's first interment. Further information is available through the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria.
The following list of masonic interments may not be complete. Click on † for images.
Gravemarkers with masonic symbols
Berman, David 1901/07/01 - 1998/01/20
Burns, Harry 1874/02/09 - 1929/10/06
Lancaster, Isador d. 1924/10/17 aged 48
Levy, Lewis d. 1926/01/18 aged 78
Lewis, Lewis d. 1904/07/04 aged 77
Macara, Max Harvey 1912 - 2001
No masonic symbols on gravemarkers
Oppenheimer, David Vancouver-Quadra Lodge No. 2, Victoria
Price, Morris
Wolfe, Marcus c.1845-1896/11/22Ashlar lodge No. 3, Nanaimo

Masonic notes: Robie L. Reid, Historical Notes and Biographical Sketches 1848 - 1935. "No masonic record" refers to the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon only. Photos and list by Bro. Mark Anderson, Vancouver & Quadra Lodge No. 2, Victoria, BC.
Gatepost photo : CE Leonoff, JHS (1975).

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