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Pearse grave - RBC

Mary Laetitia Pearse

A sandstone ledger covers the brick vault beneath the ground.

Mary Laetitia Pearse was the first burial in Ross Bay Cemetery. Mrs. Pearse died Christmas day, 1872 at age 32. She was buried three days later on December 28, three months before the official opening of Ross Bay Cemetery.

She was the founder of Victoria’s Female Infirmary.

Her husband Benjamin William Pearse who died in 1902 is also buried in the plot.