Pat Johnson is the only African-Canadian buried in the Old Walled cemetery. In the fall of 1933 Pat arrived at the Walter Lasby farm on the Dutch Lane. He was a noted fortune teller who helped find persons and objects that were missing. He went for a meal at least once a day to the home of Andrew and Catherine Weiler who lived on the farm closest to him. His life was somewhat of a mystery. He worked for neighbours, but rarely socialized. He was afraid of cameras and refused to have his picture taken (although there is a photo of him walking out the Weiler Lane.) He played the harmonica, but would never play it on Sunday. Pat was often seen wearing a rosary and after he died, he received a Catholic burial because of the rosary he wore.
Source: Maryhill HS Archives