Historic Sites of Manitoba: Lewis Roman Catholic Cemetery (RM of Whitemouth)

Around 1924, a small frame building was bought at the Lewis railway siding, in the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth, and moved about a half-mile south to this site alongside what would later be Highway #15, for use as a Roman Catholic Church. The church became inactive about 1960 and, after standing vacant for years, was removed from the site around 1977. A pair of depressions at the overgrown site mark where two burials occurred in its cemetery.

The overgrown Lewis Roman Catholic Cemetery

The overgrown Lewis Roman Catholic Cemetery (October 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87061, W96.06511
denoted by symbol on the map above


Trails to Rails to Highways: A History of the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth edited by Bob Porth and Craig MacKenzie, Whitemouth Municipal Museum Society, 1979, pages 80-81.

We thank Lorna Clark for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Bob Porth and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 May 2019

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