It was not easy to leave Kirkhill, I was enjoying St. Columbia and the Kirkhill United Churches but I had to move on. I went east on Hwy #24 to the Old Military Road and south to Lochiel.
As I came up to Hwy #21 there was no sign of a church spire? So I turned onto the Lochiel Road and went west. If that didn’t work I would go the other direction till I found the cemetery and church.
Within a few minutes I came past some trees and there was a beautiful old red house on the left with gables and a round window at the top. On my right was the church. St. Alexander’s Catholic Church.
The long walk to the church. This church was different from all the others, it was made of wood not brick.
The cemetery was in the back of the church through a gate, which I almost thought was locked but it wasn’t. The church is beautiful from this angle.
An overview photograph of this cemetery. I have more pictures and will post them when I finish this trip.
UPDATE 7/9/2012: Here is a link to more overview photographs of this cemetery with some McD* tombstones and more.
|St. Alexander’s RC Church & Cemetery, Lochiel, Ontario|
Hwy #21 goes east and west, I headed east and did the job in the road to Glen Sandfield Road which took me into Glen Sandfield. I had to visit if briefly this hamlet because of the name “Sandfield.” My grandfather was named Ronald Sandfield McDonald. So far I have not been able to find a connection to the “Sandfields.”
Hwy #21 meets Hwy #23 and I paused at the 4 corners of Glen Sandfield then I turned north.
I was soon in Dalkeith.
Over the hill is the Dalkeith Library a branch of the S.D.&G. County Libraries. It was closed opening at 4 pm to 8 pm. To late for me. http://www.sdglibrary.ca/index.cfm?Title=LibBranchDalkeith
This library is the home of the Dalkeith Historical Society: http://acorn2011.com/
A beautiful meadow near Dalkeith.
Dalkeith was the end of my Tour of Glengarry. It was time to headed to Ottawa. I only had two days left of my trip and the next day I wanted to visit one more archive in the Ottawa area. The next day I would fly home.