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Wellman's Cove Hill Cemetery

Wellman's Cove was a community on the Hall's Bay side of Sunday Cove Island, towards the northeast end of the island. There are no houses nor remnants of the community, with the exception of two cemeteries. However, there are several cabins built there now and just recently a road has been constructed there by Mr. Alwin Rideout of Robert's Arm. The road is at the entrance to the community of Miles Cove, on Sunday Cove Island. When entering the town there is a Penticostal church on the left. Entering the church parking lot and keep to the left side. This road is drivable by car.

The older cemetery was located in the center of the community and there is very little remaining except the bottom portion of one headstone. I had the opportunity to talk very briefly with Mr. Leslie Normore, a former resident of Wellman's Cove that left the community and moved to Port Anson when he was 13 years old. Mr. Normore said "My father told me there were 15 people buried in this old cemetery before they started a new cemetery up on the hill", (known as Cemetery Hill). There may be headstones buried in the thick layer of moss if it were to be excavated and restored.

The cemetery on the top of the hill is partially restored by former residents and their children. However, there are still headstones lying on the ground, leaning against trees and very large trees are growing next to many of the headstones. When I arrived there a large female moose was in the cemetery, grazing. I was very careful to not startle it because I feared it may panic, start to run and possibly break some of the remaining standing stones. I mentioned this to Mr. Normore and suggested they should build a fence to preserve the remaining stones. He accompanied me to the graveyard and was surprised to see that his uncle Phillip G. Normore's stone was broken off. He said that stone had been standing just a couple of weeks earlier, presumed to be broken by a moose. Mr. Normore was going to get something done to stop the moose from doing further damage.

Many of the graves are unmarked but are quite visable as graves, some are caved in. The information from the headstones, in the same manner it appears on the stone, is shown below:

Headstone inscriptions were transcribed by TERRY ROWSELL, September 1999. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be typographical errors.


MARY ANN
WIFE OF
JOHN THO MORE
DIED JAN 13, 1903
AGED 50 YEARS
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PRIVATE LEMUEL MOREY
OF ROYAL NFLD. REG.
WOUNDED IN FRANCE APRIL 12th, 1916
DIED AT HOME JUNE 22nd, 1918
AGED 25 YEARS
SON OF J.T. MOREY
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IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
FATHER
JOHN SHORT
DIED SEPT 8, 1953
AGED 69 YEARS
FATHER'S SEAT IS EMPTY
IN THE FAMILY CIRCLE HERE
ANOTHER PRAYER IS SILENCED
WHICH WE LOVED SO MUCH TO HEAR
ERECTED BY
CECIL, AMBROSE, HUBERT, WILLIAM
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IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
OUR DARLING BOY
ERIC WILLIS LLOYD
BELOVED CHILD OF
STEPHEN & RHODA
NORMORE
DIED JAN 9th, 1954
AGED 10 YEARS, 7 MONTHS
YOU ARE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
NEVER SHALL YOUR MEMORY FADE
SWEETEST THOUGHTS WILL EVER LINGER
AROUND THE PLACE WHERE YOU ARE LAID
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WE SHALL MEET AGAIN
AT REST
IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
WARWICK WILLIS
BELOVED SON OF
ISAAC AND EMILY
FUDGE
WHO DIED OCT 3 1927
AGED 19 YEARS & 3 MONTHS
WHEN THE DAY OF TOIL IS DONE
WHEN THE RACE OF LIFE IS RUN
FATHER GRANT THE WEARIED ONE
REST FOR EVER MORE
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IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
LESLIE ALLEN
BELOVED SON OF
RALPH & BLANCHE FUDGE
DIED AUG. 13th, 1949
AGED 8 YEARS & 7 MONTHS
WEEP NOT FOR ME MY PARENTS DEAR
I AM NOT DEAD BUT SLEEPING HERE
I AM NOT YOURS BUT CHRISTS' ALONE
HE LOVED ME BEST AND TOOK ME HOME
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RESTING
IN
HOPE
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ISABELLA
BELOVED WIFE OF
CHARLES WELLMAN
WHO DIED
AUG. 29th, 1905
AGED 58 YEARS
TIS OURS TO MISS THEE ALL OUR YEARS
AND TENDER MEMORIES OF THE KEEP
THINE IN THE LORD TO REST, FOR SO
HE GIVETH HIS BELOVED SLEEP
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IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
CLARA BELL
BELOVED DAUGHTER OF
SAMUEL & EMMA
ROWSELL
DIED MAY 27, 1924
AGED 17 YEARS
A LOVING ONE FROM US IS GONE TO A
LAND OF LIGHT AND LOVE
HOW WE MISS HER O WE MISS HER
BUT SHE IS HAPPY UP ABOVE
WE LOVED HER YES WE LOVED HER
BUT ANGELS LOVED HER MORE
AND THEY HAVE CALLED HER TO
THAT BETTER HOME ABOVE
CHISLETT
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WE SHALL MEET AGAIN
IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
EMMA
BELOVED WIFE OF
SAMUEL ROWSELL
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPT 25, 1932
AGED 66 YEARS
DEAREST MOTHER THOU HAST LEFT US
AND OUR GRIEF IS HARD TO BEAR
AND OUR HOME IS DARK WITHOUT THEE
AND WE MISS THEE EVERWHERE
__________________________

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
BERNETTA TAYLOR
BELOVED WIFE OF
ANGUS W. TAYLOR
WHO DIED
MARCH 18, 1933
AGED 23 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS
A PRECIOUS ONE FROM US IS GONE
A VOICE WE LOVED IS STILL
A PLACE IS VACANT IN OUR HOME
WHICH NEVER CAN BE FILLED
SKINNER
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NORMORE
FATHER MOTHER
JOHN DIANA
1841-1900 1840-1924
BROTHERS SISTERS
ARTHUR MEHELA
WARWICK SELENA
REST IN PEACE
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IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
PHILLIP G. NORMORE
BORN JAN 14 1886
DIED AUG 6 1972
DEAR BROTHER, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
THOUGH ON EARTH YOU ARE NO MORE
STILL IN MEMORY YOU ARE WITH US
AS YOU ALWAYS WERE BEFORE.
ERECTED BY BROTHER ALFRED.
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SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
ISABELLA
WIFE OF
DARIUS NORMORE
DIED MARCH 18, 1907
AGED 47 YEARS
IN THAT DIM CLOISTERS STILLNESS & SECLUSION
BY GUARDIAN ANGELS LED
SAFE FROM TEMPTATION, SAFE FROM SENT POLLATION
SHE SLEEPS WHOM WE CALL DEAD
J.T. KELLY
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IN LOVING MEMORY
OF OUR FATHER
DARIUS NORMORE
DIED MAY 2ND, 1932
AGED 81 YEARS 11 MONTHS
ERECTED BY HIS SONS
STEPHEN & ALFRED
I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT
I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE
I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH
2 TIM 4.V.7
SKINNER
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IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
NELLIE M. NARMORE
WHO DIED
DEC 14 1933
AGED 22 YEARS 7 MONTHS
SLEEP ON DEAR WIFE YOUR WORK IS O'ER
YOUR WILLING HANDS WILL TOIL NO MORE
KIND YOU WERE TO ME AND TRUE
NO FRIEND ON EARTH I'LL FIND LIKE YOU
SKINNER
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IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALFRED NORMORE
BORN SEPT 9, 1901
DIED JULY 10, 1975
DEAR FATHER YOU ARE NOT
FORGOTTEN THOUGH ON EARTH
YOU ARE NO MORE, STILL
IN MEMORY YOU ARE WITH US
AS YOU ALWAYS WERE BEFORE
ERECTED BY DAUGHTER GAIL
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF
PERFECT PEACE
MARGARET ROSE
DARLING CHILD OF
ANDREW & OLIVE HEWLETT
WHO DIED AUG 10 1960
AGED 3 YEARS 4 MONTHS
SHE IS GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
NEVER WILL HER MEMORY FADE
SWEETEST THOUGHTS WILL ALWAYS LINGER
AROUND THAT SPOT WHERE SHE IS LAID.
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IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
JOSIAH HEWLETT
BELOVED HUSBAND OF
ANNIE HEWLETT
WHO DIED 31 DEC 1955
AGED 80 YEARS 8 MONTHS
NO ONE KNOWS HOW MUCH WE MISS YOU
NO ONE KNOWS WHAT BITTER PAIN
WE HAVE SUFFERED SINCE YOU LEFT US
LIFE HAS NEVER BEEN THE SAME
SKINNER
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IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
ANNIE HEWLETT
BELOVED WIFE OF
JOSIAH HEWLETT
WHO DIED
JAN 28 1947
AGED 64 YEARS 8 MONTHS
SLEEP ON BELOVED, SLEEP AND TAKE
THY REST
LAY DOWN THY HEAD UPON THY SAVIOURS
BREAST
WE LOVE THEE WELL BUT JESUS LOVES
THEE BEST
GOOD NIGHT, GOOD NIGHT.
SKINNER
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LEMUEL GEORGE
BELOVED SON OF
JOSIAH AND ANNIE HEWLETT
WHO DIED
MAY 18TH 1929 AGED 26 YEARS
WEEP NOT FOR ME, MY PARENTS DEAR
I AM NOT DEAD BUT SLEEPING HERE
I AM NOT YOURS BUT CHRIST'S ALONE
HE LOVES ME BEST AND TAKES ME HOME
SKINNER
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IN LOVING MEMORY
OF
CAROLINE STONE
DIED MARCH 5 1948
AGED 71 YEARS 8 MONTHS
ALSO
HER HUSBAND
JOHN T. STONE
AGED 70 YEARS
DEAREST MOTHER THOU HAST LEFT US
AND YOUR LOSS WE DEEPLY FEEL
BUT IT IS GOD WHO HAST BEREFT US
HE WILL ALL OUR SORROWS HEAL
FATHER HAS FROM US FLOWN
TO THE REGIONS FAR ABOVE
WE TO THEE ERECT THIS STONE
CONSECRATED BY OUR LOVE
COOK
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PEACE PERFECT PEACE
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
FATHER MOTHER
WILLIAM SELENA
WELLMAN WELLMAN
DIED DIED
MAY 25 1924 FEB 5 1925
AGED AGED
79 YEARS 74 YEARS
SERVANTS OF GOD WELL DONE
THY GLORIOUS WARFARES DONE
THE BATTLE'S FOUGHT, THE RAGE IS WON
AND THOU ARE GRANTED AT LAST
WE HAVE FINISHED OUR WORK HENCEFORTH
THERE IS LAID UP A CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
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IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
FANNIE BUDGELL
WIFE OF
WILLIAM BUDGELL
DIED MARCH 15 1920
AGED 41 YEARS
A PRECIOUS ONE FROM US IS GONE
A VOICE WE LOVED IS STILLED
A PLACE IS VACANT IN OUR HOME
THAT NEVER CAN BE FILLED
CHISLETT
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IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
LYDIA ELIZABETH
INFANT DAUGHTER
OF
WILLIAM & SELENA
WELLMAN
DIED AUG 12 1898
AGED
5 YEARS
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IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
NETTA JOYCE
DARLING CHILD OF
HERBERT & ELEZA
WELLMAN
DIED APRIL 4 1924
AGED 16 MONTHS
DEAREST NETTA THOU HAS LEFT US
NEVER SHALL WE SEE THEE MORE
BUT WE LONG IN HEAVEN TO MEET THEE
ON THAT BRIGHT AND GOLDEN SHORE
_______________________________

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
HERBERT J. WELLMAN
DIED SEPT 29 1942
AGED 85 YEARS
ANOTHER LINK IS BROKEN
IN OUR HOUSEHOLD BAND
BUT A CHAIN IS FORMING
IN A BETTER LAND
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IN FOND
AND LOVING MEMORY
OF
ALBERT HEWLETT
BELOVED HUSBAND OF
CINDERELLA HEWLETT
DIED NOV 21 1953
AGED 86 YEARS 11 MONTHS
DEAREST HUSBAND THOU HAST LEFT US
AND I MISS YOU EVERYWHERE
BUT IN HEAVEN I LONG TO SEE YOU
ON THAT BRIGHT AND GOLDEN SHORE
COOK
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