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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sacré-Coeur Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery (Fannystelle, RM of Grey)

This Roman Catholic church in Fannystelle, in the Rural Municipality of Grey, was built between 1911 and 1913. Scenes of the Resurrection were painted inside the church by Arthur Godin in 1935. It is a municipally designated heritage building (1991). A monument in the cemetery lists some names of those buried in it, and on its reverse side it lists local residents killed during military service in the First World War and Second World War.

Sacré-Coeur Roman Catholic Church in Fannystelle

Sacré-Coeur Roman Catholic Church in Fannystelle (October 2013)
Source: Alan Mason

Aerial view of Sacré-Coeur Roman Catholic Church in Fannystelle

Aerial view of Sacré-Coeur Roman Catholic Church in Fannystelle (June 2020)
Source: George Penner

Interior of Sacré-Coeur Roman Catholic Church in Fannystelle

Interior of Sacré-Coeur Roman Catholic Church in Fannystelle (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Sacré-Coeur Roman Catholic Cemetery in Fannystelle

Sacré-Coeur Roman Catholic Cemetery in Fannystelle (October 2017)
Source: George Penner

Fanny Rives, namesake for Fannystelle

Fanny Rives, namesake for Fannystelle (May 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Fannystelle commemorative monument

Fannystelle commemorative monument (May 2019)
Source: Darryl Toews

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.74563, W97.78001
denoted by symbol on the map above

First World War Casualties

Name

Occupation

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Oniziphore Lavigne
[Elm Creek]

Farmer

22nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry

Private

17 March 1894

7 November 1918

Second World War Casualties

Name

Service

Rank

Birth Date

Death Date

Joseph George Louis Boisvert
[Elm Creek]

Royal Canadian Air Force

Warrant Officer Class II

23 April 1909

19 September 1943

Edmond Coulombe
[Powerview-Pine Falls]

Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

Private

15 February 1923

30 March 1945

Jules Joseph La Bossiere
[Elm Creek]

Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

22 August 1916

17 September 1942

Emile Ernest Joseph Regis
[Elm Creek]

122 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flight Sergeant

13 February 1914

15 October 1942

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fannystelle Monument (Fannystelle, RM of Grey)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fannystelle Consolidated School No. 767 (Fannystelle, RM of Grey)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

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.

For the names of First World War casualities from Manitoba who do not appear on any physical monument in the province, see the Manitoba Historical Society War Memorial. If you know of a name that is omitted from this list, please contact the MHS War Memorial Researcher Darryl Toews (darryl@mhs.mb.ca).

Soldiers of the First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada.

Financial support for research reported on this page was provided by the Manitoba Heritage Grants Program (2015-2016).

Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 37 Church Avenue, Fannystelle, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

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

Page revised: 4 February 2022

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