PARKSVILLE — The oldest undisputed gravesite on the Parksville Cemetery property is about 200 years old, and since that time, the cemetery has thrived on donations to keep it going.
Not much is known about the cemetery during its first 90 years until 1902, when a group of men came together to form an association that would take care of the property.
The group, Parksville Cemetery Association Inc., kept up with the cemetery for exactly 50 years, until the articles for the corporation ended.
In 1955, a new group came together to re-incoporate the property perpetually. Board members were initially voted upon every April, but the process changed when people simply began to volunteer for the position.