With the formation of the People's Republic of China in 1949, this was no longer possible and the local Chinese cemeteries started to run out of room. In 1960, 1970 and 1982, bones were removed from grave sites and placed in a common burial mound, allowing the ground to be reused. But ultimately more land was needed.
Hoy Sun Cemetery was established by the association in 1988 to meet that need. Located on
on approximately 10 acres of land on Hillside Blvd in Colma.
Only 75 burials have been recorded on Find A Grave
- Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (Chinese Six Companies)
- Reburial: Exhuming the Dead and Returning Them to China
- Chinese American Death Rituals by Sue Fawn Chung, Priscilla Wegars
Pictures by Lauren Perritt & Cath Trindle
Hoy Sun Memorial Cemetery
2101 Hillside Blvd. Colma
SMCGS Library News......
Judy Darland, former Library Manager reported,
"In November we conducted a workshop called Hidden Gems. An integral part at the beginning of that workshop was a tour of the stacks given by Barry Hinman. At the end of the tour, I asked if the group was “dazed and amazed” by the content of our library. I was answered with a resounding YES!
"Barry reminded me that he and Mary Lou Grunigen are always available to give tours on their volunteer day at the library – the second Tuesday of each month between 1:00 and 4:00 PM. Please feel free to stop by for your own personal tour. Just remember to check that the Cañada College Library is open, especially during the holidays."