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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cardale Methodist Church / Zion United Church / Cardale United Church (Cardale, RM of Oakview)

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Clerics | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

Built as the Cardale Methodist Church in 1915, this well-maintained brick church at Cardale in what is now the Rural Municipality of Oakview became the Zion United Church following church unification in 1925. Its common name became Cardale United Church during the 1980s.

Inside the church are honour rolls for parishioners of Cardale Methodist and Zion Methodist who were killed during military service in the First World War.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1915-1919

William Henry Clarence Leech (1874-1938)

1919-1921

Rev. D. Coleman

1921-1922

Rev. W. R. Hughes

1922-1925

Rev. A. F. Lavender

1925-1926

Rev. G. H. Lord

1926-1928

Rev. A. W. Churchill

1928-1931

Rev. J. T. Wotten

1931-1936

Rev. E. R. Wilson

1936-1941

James Lionel “Jim” Fargey (1903-1991)

1941-1947

Herbert Thomas Reynolds (1885-1951)

1947-1949

Rev. J. R. Watt

1949-1951

Rev. J. B. E. Anderson

1951-1954

Rev. A. Friebert

1954-1965

Rev. H. J. Harland

1965-?

Rev. D. L. Holtzman

Photos & Coordinates

Cardale United Church

Cardale United Church (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Rear of the Cardale United Church

Rear of the Cardale United Church (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Cardale United Church

Cardale United Church (June 2019)
Source: George Penner

Interior of Cardale United Church

Interior of Cardale United Church (June 2019)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.23691, W100.32333
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

William Christie
[Oak River]

Farmer

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

13 November 1892

26 September 1916

William Ernest Few
[Oak River]

Shoemaker

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

14 July 1895

4 June 1915

William Albert Howden
[Oak River]

Student

29th Squadron, Royal Air Force

Second Lieutenant

3 June 1896

9 November 1918

John Allan Hunter
[Oak River]

Farmer

28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

14 April 1892

10 November 1917

William E. Kewley
[Oak River]

Labourer

8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

6 October 1891

14 May 1916

James Allen Mason
[Oak River]

Farm Labourer

52nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

1 May 1897

6 October 1916

William Ramsay
[Oak River, Rapid City]

Boiler Maker

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

2 September 1883

25 June 1916

Hugh Cuthbert Shield

Butcher

5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Lance Corporal

3 June 1887

18 May 1916

John Laxon Leslie “Jack” Sweet
[Oak River]

Solicitor

Royal Scots Fusiliers, British Army

Second Lieutenant

21 July 1886

16 June 1915

William John Walkey
[Next of Kin]

Automobile Mechanic

2nd Battalion, Canadian Army Service Corps

Sergeant

5 February 1878

12 July 1917

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Zion Congregational Church / Poplar Grove Cemetery / Zion District Pioneers Monument (RM of Oakview)

Sources:

History of Blanshard Municipality, Volume 2 by Blanshard Centennial History Committee, 1970, pages 65-66.

We thank Katherine Macedo and David Ford for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Darryl Toews, and George Penner.

Page revised: 13 October 2021

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