Historic Sites of Manitoba: The Narrows Cemetery (RM of Alonsa)

This cemetery in the Rural Municipality of Alonsa was established on land donated by the Kristjansson family. Einar Kristjansson homesteaded here in 1889 and he became the area’s postmaster in 1892, serving an area on both sides of Lake Manitoba from Kinosota to Fairford. In the cemetery is a stone bench that commemorates people buried in the cemetery and nearby landmarks such as the site of Manitoba House (a former fur trade post opened in 1795 as William House), a store operated by Helgi Einarsson as of 1898, and a Good Templars Hall built in 1906.

The Narrows Cemetery

The Narrows Cemetery (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The Narrows Cemetery

The Narrows Cemetery (August 2021)
Source: George Penner

Commemorative bench in The Narrows Cemetery

Commemorative bench in The Narrows Cemetery (September 2018)
Source: Erik Einarsson

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.06626, W98.86041
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Helgi Einarsson (1870-1961)


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 Erik Einarsson and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 May 2023

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