“Shuswap” won out over “Woodlands” and “Forest Grove.”
As part of the city’s cemetery master plan in 2013, city staff began compiling a list of suggested names for the new cemetery.
Staff report that Deborah Chapman, curator of the R.J. Haney Heritage Museum, was consulted and provided historical information about the site as well as some suitable names.
A list of 14 possible names was compiled and narrowed down to three.
The final three were: Shuswap Memorial Cemetery, Woodlands Memorial Cemetery and Forest Grove Cemetery. And the winner was… Shuswap Memorial Cemetery.
The staff report notes that the names of the sections in the cemetery follow a forest theme that include spruce, fir, cedar, pine, aspen and oak.