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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery / Komarno Settlement Monument (RM of Armstrong)

This cemetery in the Rural Municipality of Armstrong is affiliated with a Ukrainian Catholic Church in the nearby village of Komarno. A monument in it commemorates the many pioneers who arrived from Ukraine at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1906, they registered a post office near this site, using the name Komarno. (One story says the name derived from the region of Ukraine from which the settlers came. Another is that the word means “too many mosquitoes” in Ukrainian.) The arrival of a railway in the area the next year, and construction of a highway in 1918-1919, resulted in expansion of the settlement. The first school was built in 1909.

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery and monument for Ukrainian Settlers

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery and monument for Ukrainian Settlers (June 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery (June 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.52109, W97.27739
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church (Komarno, RM of Rockwood)


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.

Geographical names of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 October 2022

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