Plot M, Section 44, Lot 3
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto
Albert Britnell emigrated to Toronto from Yorkshire, England and in 1893 opened a bookstore on lower Yonge Street. When it became obvious that the shop would have to be demolished to make way for Toronto’s new Pantages Theatre, Britnell selected a site further up Yonge Street a short distance north of Bloor Street. This store opened in 1919 and over the next eighty years was run by a succession of Britnell family members. Albert’s son, Roy (buried here with his father), Roy’s son Barry (Plot 1, Lot 198), and Barry’s widow, Mary Britnell-Fisher. This Toronto tradition came to an end on March 28, 1999 when the shop went out of business. Albert Britnell died on October 24, 1924 at the age of 59.
Mount Pleasant Cemetery: An Illustrated Guide
Second Edition Revised and Expanded