According to founder and lead paranormal investigator, Steve Genier, SOPS has been researching this old pioneer cemetery for about seven years. Located at Walkers Line and Derry Road, this cemetery began as a family plot for Abraham DeForest and his wife, Elizatheth, who emigrated from New York State in the early 1800’s. Over the years, it grew into a cemetery where many prominent families in the area were laid to rest.
It is now very much a part of the area’s local history since these were the early settlers, who established their new lives in this part of Ontario. Genier said the cemetery is “in dire need of restoration” and added, “Their place of rest should not be left in such a degraded condition.”
SOPS has been working with the City of Milton, the Milton Historical Society and the Halton Region Museum” to organize the DeForest Restoration Project.
“This has been planned as an “intimate and interactive historical themed event,” Genier said.
It will include film debuts, film showings, a silent auction with original art pieces, artist’s prints and autographed literature. There will also be a number of guest speakers.
Steve Grenier and Alex Rondini, will be broadcasting live on Nocturnal Frequency Radio.
This fundraising event will run from noon to 4 p.m. at the Alexander Barn, Halton Museum, 5181 Kelso Road (in Kelso Park), Milton, Ontario. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to any needed repairs within the cemetery.
For tickets to the DeForest Pioneer Cemetery fundraiser or to make a donation toward its restoration, go HERE.