The owners of the Titanic, the White Star Lines, had offices in St. John's Newfoundland (the closest port to the site of the tragedy). However, ice in the harbour of St. john's, Newfoundland prevented any recovery ships from leaving that port. So, the White Star Lines had to call on ships in Halifax, the next closest port city, where they also had offices. (Halifax is roughly 500 kilometres from where the Titanic sank.)
And because of that, the historic city of Halifax is the resting place of 150 Titanic victims who lay buried in three different cemeteries. Twenty one victims were buried in Halifax Roman Catholic Mt. Olivet Cemetery. And there are ten victims at the Jewish Baron de Hirsch Cemetery. But, Halifax's Fairview Cemetery (in the city's north end) is the most visited site. Here, 120 victims (both passengers and crew members lay buried in four rows. Among the many victims buried there are; John Dawson (the lead character in James Cameron's movie, Jack Dawson, was modeled on this 19 year old Southampton resident), Luigi Gatti, the manager of the Titanic first class restaurant and many others. And there are many other compelling stories of the passengers and crew buried there.
In April specifically and throughout the year, Halifax will mark its tragic connection with many related activities; talks, dinners, tours and the like.