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S+L Minute: The remains of 300 nuns are to be exhumed from a Waterdown convent cemetery

saltandlighttv on Jul 15, 2019 For Monday July 15 2019, here are the latest catholic headlines trending now. Sandi Duclos says it makes her sick to her stomach to know that the graves of 300 nuns — …More
saltandlighttv on Jul 15, 2019 For Monday July 15 2019, here are the latest catholic headlines trending now.
Sandi Duclos says it makes her sick to her stomach to know that the graves of 300 nuns — including her two great-aunts — are set to be dug up and relocated from a Waterdown convent.
Duclos, whose two great-aunts are buried on the grounds of Notre Dame Convent on Snake Road, was shocked to learn her relatives’ bodies will be exhumed after her family received a letter last week about the move.
“Part of me is so angry and part of me is so in disbelief that this would happen,” said Duclos, who lives in Kitchener.
According to Sister Vivian Zoller, a community leader with the Notre Dame Convent and the author of the letter, the nuns who still reside at the convent are aging and will soon no longer be able to keep up with cemetery maintenance.
As a result, they’re selling the property and moving the cemetery.