By June 2009, the Restoration Committee had secured funding which enabled the restoration to commence.  To begin the restoration, years of accumulated scrub brush and trees had to be removed to permit access to the entire area of the cemetery.

One of the things that surprised the Committee was that after the brush clearing had been finished, many stones were actually found outside the perimeter of the cemetery! This surprised us at first, however, we learned that there had been a restoration in the 1970's, in which many of the broken stones had simply been accumulated and placed outside the grounds of the cemetery.  With this restoration, our objective would be to restore these stones as well, and place them within the walls of the cemetery.