A facelift for the Bethel Cemetery

It had served the community since the mid-1860s, when the first settlers came over from Islay, but it had become unkempt and neglected. So Wilbert McLellan decided something had to be done


In 2005, I went for a ride with Wilbert McLellan in his big blue Cadillac Fleetwood. Wilbert was a big man, a strong man, who farmed all his life. He wanted to take me out to see a very important place, the 11th Concession of Arthur Township, Wellington County.

Wilbert grew up there, went to school there and attended church there. In 1946, he bought a farm nearby and stayed there until a few years before we spoke, when he retired to town.

Better Farming - April 2012