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Belles Amours Cemetery
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Belles Amours Cemetery
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Belles Amours Cemetery
Bonne Esperance, Duplessis, Quebec

Contributed by Charles Gravel, Jan 31, 2006, last edited Apr 10, 2006 [charles_gravel@hotmail.com]. Total records = 10.

This small cemetery, which has been taken over by nature, can be reached by boat. It is located about 5 miles west of Brador Bay in the Bonne Esperance area.

About 15 persons living mainly from fishing lived there many years ago. People of the north coast tought the name "Belles Amours" which means "Beautiful Love" in French may come from a story about the niece of the Sieur de Roberval who could have reached the shore with his lover after being marooned in the region around 1542 and lived happily many years in the harbour. (ref.: Stabler, Arthur P., The legend of Marguerite de Roberval, Washington State University press)

I'd like to thank Ms Gladys Beaudoin and Mr Marcel Lavallee from Lourdes-de-Blanc Sablon for bringing and helping me to find the cemetery.

I compiled this transcription in October of 2000.

- Charles Gravel

B, J, no dates, wooden cross
Buckle, Ann Maria, d. 11 Apr 1887, age: 75yr
Buckle, Frances, d. 27 Apr 1882, age: 72yr, sister of Ann Maria
Buckle, James, d. 10 Dec 1885, age: 81yr
Buckle, Jane, b. 16 Jun 1850, d. 1882, d/o Buckle, John & Fanny, of Belles Amours, Labrador
Buckle, John, d. 10 Jan 1869, age: 67yr
Chambers, Mrs, no dates, w/o James
Parsons, Thomas, d. 09 Aug 1858, age: 38yr
Whiteley, Alfred J., d. 26 Jul 1856, age: 14yr
Whiteley, Charles R., d. 22 Sep 1848, age: 4yr

Misc:
4 wooden crosses lying down, no inscriptions, one very old
2 wooden crosses, still upright, no inscriptions

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