Historic Sites of Manitoba: Geysir Cemetery (Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton)

Inside the cemetery in the Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton is a monument for the Geysir Evangelical Lutheran Church, which was dedicated on 9 June 1928 and destroyed by lightning on 25 June 1983. The congregation had been founded in 1890 as “Fljótshlidar Söfnudur”, renamed Geysir in 1900, and merged with Ardal on 29 January 1984.

Entrance to Geysir Cemetery

Entrance to Geysir Cemetery (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Entrance to Geysir Cemetery

Entrance to Geysir Cemetery (June 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Geysir Evangelical Lutheran Church commemorative monument

Geysir Evangelical Lutheran Church commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.91509, W97.08762
denoted by symbol on the map above


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 Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 October 2020

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