Ross Bay Cemetery -Virtual Tour
Many graves at Ross Bay Cemetery do not have markers. In the 1800s many of the graves had wooden headboards which have since rotted away. No one remembers whether Leon Morel's grave was ever marked. Its location is known from the burial records.
In 1850 he was sent to Fort Victoria. Morel was one of many French Canadians who worked for the Hudson's Bay Company in western Canada.
Leon Morel's wife Adelaide was the first documented burial at Pioneer Square Feb 20, 1855, when Father Lootens interred the remains of "Adelaide femme Stekine, spouse de Leon Morel" (Adelaide, Stikine wife of Leon Morel).