Background of Dedication of a Memorial to the MacNab Family at Hamilton Cemetery on 15 May 2004 Lawyer, landowner, soldier, railway magnate and Premier of the United Canadas (1854-56), Sir Allan Napier MacNab remains one of the most significant figures in the history of both our community and pre-Confederation Canada.

In 2003, the Head-of-the-Lake Historical Society received permission from the Keppel Society of England and the descendants of MacNab to erect a monument on the resting place of various members of the MacNab family (Sir Allan's parents, his first wife and his son, his brother and two nephews) in Hamilton Cemetery. This site had been unmarked since 1909 when the remains of the family were removed from the family plot, Inchbuie, on the Dundurn Castle grounds, and were reinterred in Hamilton Cemetery. (MacNab and other family members were reinterred in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.)

On Saturday, May 15, 2004 at Hamilton Cemetery, the Head-of-the-Lake Historical Society, unveiled a monument to the MacNab family members.

Memorial to the MacNab Family with committee members, Hamilton Cemetery 15 May 2004.

Photographs by: Timothy D Morton, APSA
The location within the Hamilton Cemetery on 30 May 2004.