Portland United Church has had our own cemetery for many decades. It is conveniently located on the south side of Highway 15, less than a kilometer from our church and just opposite the Rideau Centennial Elementary School.
Amble among our arbor of centennial cedars, sentinels over the monuments that commemorate founding families of our Methodist traditions and members of our modern community. Stately maple trees shade our sites of internment of those nearest and dearest to us over these many decades; stately maples with deep roots, just as our cemetery reflects the deep heritage of our community. Contemplate on those who gave their youth to the supreme sacrifice in World War on distant soil and on those who quietly gave of their toils and talents over their allotted four score and more years here in north Leeds.
Meditate on the symphony of the seasons and the eternity of life with our daffodils in spring, the green, green grass of summer, the galaxy of autumn colours and the purity of winter snow embracing the memorials into the eternal cycle of life. Consider the celebrations of births, the unions of marriages and the mournings of deaths told by etchings into polished granite and marble. Challenge your perception and imagination with the spectra of human emotions told in those few words that loved ones deemed perpetual on each tombstone. Indeed our Portland United Church Cemetery provides a place of meditation for the living and a sanctuary of peace for the departed, a place of sanctuary in welcome contrast to the busy world nearby.
Whether it be to unite family with cremation inurnments on established cemetery plots or to purchase new sites at a reasonable price within the ample open space of our cemetery, please consider our Portland United Church Cemetery.
In Sept 2012, Blaine Tackaberry took over the position as chair of the Portland United Church Cemetery board.
For inquiries regarding the cemetery, please contact Blaine Tackaberry at 613-924-9401 or the church office at 613-272-2002, or email us.