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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

San Mateo County Cemeteries: Hoy Sun

Prior to World War II, the Ning Yung Benevolent Association would remove bones from Ning Yung Cemetery in Daly City and return them to their native villages in the Taishan District of China. The association which is a member of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association  caters to individuals from the southern province of Quantung China.

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

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 CaƱada College Library is open, especially during the holidays."

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