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WELCOME TO THE RCMP NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY @ BEECHWOOD “CANADA’S NATIONAL CEMETERY“
The concept of a veteran’s cemetery was inspired in 2000 by RCMP Veteran Bill Becker who posed the question to the RCMP Veterans’ Association (Ottawa Division) Executive Committee why the RCMP did not have a cemetery in Ottawa since the city is the home of the RCMP National Headquarters and, given the fact many serving and former members of the RCMP were located in Ottawa. Mr. Becker proposed Beechwood as the site of a veterans’ cemetery based on the historical significance of Beechwood that was founded in 1873 in the same year as the NWMP was formed in Canada. It was indeed a natural choice for the future site of an RCMP veterans’ cemetery.
For detailed information:
Links to the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery section on the Beechwood Cemetery Site
Cheque is to be made to the Beechwood Cemetery Foundation with “RCMP National Memorial Cemetery” stated on the front. You can mail it to:
Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services
280 Beechwood Avenue
PO Box 7025
Ottawa, ON K1L 8E2
The official donation receipt will be issued by the Beechwood Cemetery Foundation.
Link to Beechwood website
Ottawa Division Members on the RNMC Committee:
Kevin Mole, Chair; Roy Berlinquette; Louise Morel; Michel Pelletier