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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norquay Cemetery and Townsite (Municipality of Lorne)

A small cemetery in the Municipality of Lorne, established in 1882, contains five headstones. It is on the south side of a small bluff of trees and is not visible from the nearby road. The village of Norquay, founded about half a mile south of this site around 1880 by Charles Holland and Thomas H. Pentland on rumours that a railway would pass through the area, was named for former Manitoba Premier John Norquay.

Norquay Cemetery

Norquay Cemetery (November 2016)
Source: Neil Christoffersen

Site Location (lat/long): N49.47980, W98.78053
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: John Norquay (1841-1889)

Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Harry Pentland (1852-1912)


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.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Neil Christoffersen and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 May 2021

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