Brookside Community Cemetery Site Plan
Wardour Street - Bedford, NS

Noteable Persons in Brookside Cemetery

H.G. DeWolf
Very influential in shipping matters in two World Wars. He was the father of Admiral Harry DeWolf.
Don Curren War Hero who won National Recognition for his work with paraplegics.
Reginald and Mary
(Roche) Curren
Parents of Don Curren. They are buried in the Brookside Annex. Mr. Curren was a veteran of the Boer War and, also, of the First World War.
Dr. Angus Morton Family doctor for all adjacent county, later in City. Member of Legislature.
John, his son PhD, professor at McGill and other colleges.
Baby May Infant whose abandoned body was found on the Barrens. Never identified.
Dr. Luther MacKenzie Son of William MacKenzie who was Station Master in Bedford for over fifty years. Luther grew up in Bedford, and graduated from Dalhousie Medical School before moving to New York where he practised medicine and attained fame as a leading physician. He retired to the home he built on the shore of the Basin and died in his lOlst year.
Geroge Lister and
wife Katharine
Ashes brought from Parker Brook
Mary Ann Henrietta
She donated the land for the Cemetery
John Corbin was the only one of the first Trustees buried in Brookside
Arthur HustinsDeveloped a large business enterprise in Bedford, which gave employment to many residents. A long time member of the Board of Trustees he worked tirelessly to improve appearance, not only of the cemetery, but of Bedford as well. He died in 1997. In 2000 a tree was planted in the cemetery as a memorial to him.
L. E. Peveerill L. E. Peverill was born in Bedford and was a life-long resident. He served in the First World War in the Pay Corps of the Canadian Army. After the War, he worked with accounting firms and was successful in attaining the degree of Chartered Accountant. Entered the service of the Provincial Government as an auditor and became Provincial Auditor. Member of the United Baptist Church and very active in its affairs locally and as a leader in the Atlantic Baptist Convention. For many years he was a Trustee of the Bedford School Section. Also, one of the first members f the Bedford Fire Commission. Appointed Secretary-Treasurer of Brookside Cemetery Corporation in 1930 and served in that capacity until 1973, when he was forced to retire on account of ill health.
Bedford Baptists Graves of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Archibald, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Richardson and Mrs. Alfred LeBrocq are in close proximity to each other in the old section, near the entrance. These five individuals and the Richardson's daughter, Florence, who is buried elsewhere, were the founding members of the Bedford United Baptist Church.
Wife of
Flemming Smith
Buried before 1900. Flemming Smith was a negro, son of escaped slaves from USA. Flemming was born in NS. he operated a picnic area on what is now Wardour Street and had other activities in Bedford.