National Post – HAMILTON – There are more than 75,000 tombstones in Canada’s oldest municipal cemetery and each one has a story to tell.
But they won’t talk to just anybody.
You need to coddle them with affection, sincere interest, plenty of research, and a passion to know their story. Patience helps too. That’s the approach Robin McKee uses to unleash the massive story book that is Hamilton Cemetery, sitting high on a bluff overlooking Hamilton Harbour.
Each Saturday morning dozens of enthusiasts follow McKee through the cemetery to hear him interpret somebody’s unique story hinted at by a few words chiseled into granite or marble – like William Winer Cooke, the scion of a prominent Hamilton pharmaceutical family.
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