A very imposing and impressive sight was created by the members of Durham Lodge, No. 78, I.O.O.F., and visiting brethren on Sunday afternoon, as headed by the Band, they marched up Walton street to the cemetery, seventy-five of them carrying beautiful floral three-links, to lay on the graves of those who had stood side-by-side with them in other days.
At the cemetery the usual service was held, commencing with the hymn "Blest Be the Tie That Binds", with prayer by Rev. M.E. Conron, of Woodstock, N.B. After a selection by the Band, Rev. Mr. Conron gave a short, earnest address suitable for the occasion, after which graves of the departed members were visited and the floral offerings lovingly laid thereon. The Band meanwhile playing softly "In the Sweet By-and-by".
Again forming in a circle, the closing hymn, "Abide With Me", was sung and the doxology and benediction closed the decoration ceremony for another year.
Returning to the Lodge room, hearty votes of thanks were passed to the visitors from other lodges, and also to the Rev. Mr. Conron, for the assistance in making the ceremony a success.
There was a very large number of citizens at the cemetery, and the "City of the Dead" never looked more beautiful, almost every plot having tokens of love and remembrance.
* - buried at Welcome