The Whitney Cemetery was incorporated into the Cemetery Department of the newly amalgamated City of Timmins in 1973. Victims of the 1911 Great Porcupine Fire were buried here on the shore of Porcupine Lake, hence the name Deadman's Point. The cemetery has remained in service since that time. Points of interest include the monument to victims of the fire and the Wiess Family Crypt. Watch the video below to hear survivor Minnie Graham relate her recollections of the tragic fire, as well as to learn more about the fate of the Wiess Family from Timmins Museum historian, Ken Doherty. Exclusive to Digital Doors Open, you can explore the site within this spectacular 360-degree image (Photo: Andrew Warren – Digital Image).
- Digital Doors Open
- Self-guided tours available
Contact infoCemetery Road, off of Haileybury Crescent
ArchitectureYear built: 1911
Building type: Cemetery
Dates/hours openFriday January 1 – Friday December 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Timmins-Porcupine