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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Criddle-Vane Homestead (Aweme, Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress)

The buildings at this site in the Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress formed the homestead of English immigrant Percy Criddle and his wife and children, along with Mrs. Elise Vane and her children. They arrived in western Manitoba in 1882. Also known as Aweme (the basis for which is unclear although some stories maintain it is a truncation of “Awe Me”), the Criddles and Vanes tried to recreate a genteel English landscape in the Carberry sand hills, building a tennis court and golf course, among other amenities. Percy and his children were active naturalists, and his sons Norman Criddle and Stuart Criddle were acclaimed for their work in entomology, horticulture, and other pursuits.

In 2004, the site was designated as a provincial park.

On 25 June 2014, the Criddle-Vane Homestead building was completely destroyed in a suspected arson fire.

Criddle-Vane Homestead

The former Criddle-Vane Homestead building (July 2003)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Criddle-Vane Homestead

The former Criddle-Vane Homestead building (July 2003)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Criddle-Vane Homestead

The former Criddle-Vane Homestead building (July 2003)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Criddle-Vane Homestead

The former Criddle-Vane Homestead building (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.70875, W99.60202
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

The Criddle Family by Lillian Gibbons
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 6, Number 2, January 1961.

Norman Criddle: Pioneer Entomologist of the Prairies by Neil J. Holliday
Manitoba History, Number 51, February 2006

Memorable Manitobans: Norman Criddle (1875-1933)

Memorable Manitobans: Percy Criddle (1844-1918)

Memorable Manitobans: Stuart Criddle (1877-1971)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Criddle-Vane Family Cemetery (Aweme, Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress)

Criddle-de-Diddle-Ensis: A Biographical History of the Criddles of Aweme, Manitoba Pioneers of the 1880s by Alma Criddle (1973).

Criddle / Vane Homestead Provincial Heritage Park

Sources:

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 April 2016

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