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Board Name: Scotland Genealogy
Archie Winnipeg, Canada Mar 11, 2001
Captain Colin Robertson Sinclair, born Oxford House, Keewatin, August12, 1816, died July 22, 1901. (This is now Oxford House, Manitoba, Canada)

Father: Willaim Sinclair
Mother: Margaret Nahovway Sinclair
On his tombstone in St. Johns Cemetery in Winnipeg reads:

To the memory
Of my mother
Margaret Nahovway Sinclair
This last token of love and affection
is erected by her wandering boy, Colin, 1897"

On the back of the monument is written:
"Eyes of my childhood days shall meet me, lips of a mothers love shall greet me, on the day I follow.
Oh, what hosts of memories rise, sadness dims an old mans eyes"

Colin was sent to Scotland to get educated at a very young age and never saw is mother again, in his old age he came looking for her but she had died approximately 10 years before. So he erected the momunment for her. When he died he requested that he be buried in the same grave and it was requested.
Relations are in San Francisco and Oxford House, Manitoba.

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