8 June 2023

Thanks to Michelle Mondoux for this article introducing John Egan to the readers of the Beechwood Cemetery magazine, “The Beechwood Way


John Egan died in Quebec on July 11 and was buried in the garden of his residence, Mount Pleasant, on July 15, 1857 at the request of his wife. At 46, overworked by his commitments, in addition to his financial worries, he succumbed to cholera. The mayor at the time, Charles Symmes, decreed a day of mourning for the citizens of Aylmer and all businesses closed out of respect for this character loved by all. In 1903, at the request of his son Henry Kelly Egan, his body was transferred to Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa before the sale of the property.