Chinese, Japanese and Cumberland Cemeteries

The final destination for pioneering Cumberlanders.

East of the village on Union Road you’ll find the Japanese-Canadian and Chinese-Canadian cemeteries. The Japanese-Canadian cemetery was senselessly destroyed by vandals in the 1940’s. Today this serene area is respectfully cared for by volunteers and is surrounded by a white wooden fence with its tombstones clustered together under a forest canopy.

Further east on Minto Road is the Cumberland Municipal Cemetery, the burial site for Cumberland residents over the past 120 years. The Cumberland Cemetery is the home of Ginger Goodwin’s grave and also a popular pilgrimage destination. Ginger Goodwin was a local labour leader whose slaying in 1918 led to strikes and riots across the Country. A cemetery book with a detailed map of the grave sites is available at the Museum.