There's always something sad about the first snowfall of the season – similar to the loss of a good friend – and so to come across the St. Thomas Anglican Cemetery in Goulbourn is definitely apropos. (Especially with the gate open to this particular grave site, welcoming winter with open arms so to speak.)
A bit of history of how Goulbourn came to be:
With the War of 1812-1814 just over, the British government was encouraging British soldiers to remain in Canada and form permanent settlements, in hopes of warding off another American invasion. There was a promise of opportunity and security, and so their families came from abroad to start anew. One of the oldest settlements in the Ottawa area, thanks to the 100th Regiment Foot Soldiers, the township of Goulbourn was formed in 1818.