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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fagrabakka Cemetery (RM of Gimli)

At this site in the Rural Municipality of Gimli, local Icelandic families buried their dead: fishermen, farmers, and members of their families. Like many of the properties in the Gimli area, the cemetery was given the name of an original farm family.

Some time after burials ceased to occur here, the neighbouring property, formerly farmland, was sold for recreational property development. One of the stipulations of the development was that the cemetery be cleared of bush and fenced in. This was done in the 1970s. The cemetery is now adjacent to Lake Forest Estates with a trail leading to the burial site at N50.74042, W96.98500. All the known burials were recognized through a single stone placed on the grave site.

Fagrabakka Cemetery (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.73991, W96.98689
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Information for this page was collected by Tim Worth and prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 July 2012

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