Ross Bay Cemetery -Virtual Tour
Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie
This imposing tombstone actually contravenes Begbie's request that to be buried in the closest cemetery with a simple funeral, with no flowers, and costing no more that $200. Begbie asked that a simple wooden cross be erected over his grave with his name and dates and the inscription "Lord be merciful to me a sinner." Only the simple epitaph bearing his name, dates of birth and death and the words "Lord be Merciful to Me a Sinner" follow his instructions.