Mount Pleasant Cemetery

I find cemeteries fascinating. The tales the tombstones tell are snapshots of history.Here are some photos taken by my husband Stephen Plunkett on a recent trip to Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATragedy, old age, accidents, status, age…the markers lay out a story for us. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWilliam Lyon MacKenzie King, a prime minister (22 years in power) with a dodgy legacy…Japenese Internment Camps, turning away Jews in WWII. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen there are the wealthy establishment families…Eaton, Weston, Massey. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd the flamboyant modern entrepreneurs such as Steve Stavro, a grocery store magnate, sports team owner and philanthropist. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMedical history was made by Sir Fredrick Banting, insulin pioneer. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALarger than life Larry Zolf, a journalist and commentator I used to see on CBC news shows such as This Hour Has Seven Days.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEntrance on Yonge Street. The living still get to exit here, too.

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