Fairfield in Victoria in Capital, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast (North America)
In Honour and Memory of Pioneers from Japan
During the 1940's, when no person of Japanese descent was allowed to remain within 100 miles of the West Coast, many grave markers deteriorated or were vandalized.
This monument is dedicated to the early immigrants from Japan whose courage and endurance made our lives in Canada possible.
[Japanese script on reverse]
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 48° 24.613′ N, 123° 20.543′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital. It is in Fairfield. Monument is in Section K of Ross Bay Cemetery, south of Fairfield Road and east of Memorial Crescent. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria BC V8S 1G1, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lorne Lewis (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Minnie Victoria Robertson William (Billy) Barker (about 120 meters away); Isabella Mainville Ross (about 180 meters away); George and Isabella Pottinger (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Right Reverend George Hills, D.D. (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); William Edgar Oliver (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Estate of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (approx. 0.9 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
Also see . . . The Early Years of Japanese Immigration to Canada. (Submitted on June 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.