Ancestral Notes

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Sentimental Sunday – Cemetery Ceremony

My husband and I went to the renaming  of the Steele Cemetery to the Doan Cemetery yesterday on our way home and unveiling of the plaque presented by the Heritage Port Colborne Committee.

There is an article about it here: Welland Tribune.

Here is a video of the unveiling of the plaque by the mayor of Port Colborne, Vance Badaway. He spoke of the history of Port Colborne and Humberstone Township and the Doan family’s mark on the community. The hospital in Port Colborne is on land originally owned by Joseph Doan Sr., Aaron Doan’s father.

A recent article: Port Cemeterey Designated as Historic
 
I apologize in advance for the poor quality of the video, it is my first one and I don’t know what happened but the audio didn’t get recorded.

The  ceremony was continued at Aaron Doan’s grave site with four people receiving their UEL certificates , some family members spoke about the life of Aaron Doan and family history and members of the Doan family placed roses on his grave. The ceremony was closed with the Loyalist’s Prayer.

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