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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cannon SD Community Cemetery (RM of Morris)

This cemetery in the Rural Municipality of Morris, referred to by some sources as the Sperling Mennonite Cemetery, is situated within the former Cannon School District. A monument in it commemorates the people who arrived in this area from the USSR in 1926 and settled on Sections 1, 2, 11 and 12 of Township 6 and Section 35 of Township 5, Range 2 West, and lists their names. In 2012, the broken concrete around the monument was replaced by descendants of these original settlers. A commemorative sign was erected near the monument during a ceremony held on 9 July 2016.

Cannon SD Community Cemetery

Cannon SD Community Cemetery (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Pioneer monument in the cemetery

Pioneer monument in the cemetery (July 2013)
Source: Ruth Froese

Commemorative sign in the cemetery

Commemorative sign in the cemetery (July 2016)
Source: Ernest Braun

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.45868, W97.61691
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cannon School No. 2297 (RM of Morris)


A list of burials in this cemetery is available from the Manitoba Genealogical Society, including a searchable online database available to members at the MGS Manitoba Name Index (MANI). Some additional information is contained in the 1996 MGS publication Carved in Stone: Manitoba Cemeteries and Burial Sites, revised edition, Special Projects Publication, 106 pages.

We thank Harry Olfert, Ruth Froese, and Ernest Braun for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 February 2021

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