In this peaceful, largely Victorian cemetery, there is plenty of natural light to enable potted plants to thrive. So we would suggest either a potted plant of rosemary or lavender to commemorate this Cornishman; alternatively, a 'Cornish' theme painted stone may be appropriate, or flowers grown in Cornwall (when available).  

John Nicholas


3rd November 1904 - St Day Road Cemetery, Redruth

Born in Redruth to a father who was a tin miner, John Nicholas and his brother William, 12 years his senior,  initially worked near to their home town: William as a mine carpenter, and John as a grocer's assistant when he was 17. 

By the time of the 1901 census, John was 27, and working as a tin miner to support his new wife and baby son (also called William), he was working as a tin miner.  John must have migrated to Canada not long after the 1901 census: he found work there as a miner, but unfortunately John died in Ladysmith, aged 31, of a form of pulmonary turburculosis, after an illness of 4 months.