Seaview Cemetery


1916 to present day

Since the opening of Marsden Valley Cemetery in 1956, Seaview Cemetery has been used principally by those with close relatives already buried here. If you walk up the centre of the recreation reserve towards the cemetery area, you will see on your left a group of very early tombstones. All but one of these were moved from the old Stoke Methodist burial ground. At the far end of this group is a large obelisk erected by the Oddfellows in memory of Thomas Sullivan.

Seaview Cemetery

Seaview Cemetery Stoke

On the right side or south west side of the cemetery, the small block of graves nearest to the road, are the most recent in the cemetery, this is an example of what is known as the Memorial Park arrangement. Here you can see a memorial to Eric Randolph Black, [Block 36, Plot 774] who died on 20 August 1971. He was the son of Robert Black [Block 23, Plot 446] from whom the cemetery was originally bought. The land was an orchard, like much of early Stoke,  which used to lie between the cemetery and Nayland Road.

The graves which can be now found in the cemetery are a good representation of "old Stoke" families:

seaview map

Plan of Seaview Cemetery Stoke


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