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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Old Deloraine Cemetery (Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester)

One of the most picturesque cemeteries in southern Manitoba, this small collection of gravestones is perched on the edge of a Turtle Mountain ravine close to the Head of Turtle Mountain. The Old Deloraine Cemetery in the Rural Municipality of Winchester is located about a mile and a half (two kms) south of the original village of Deloraine, looking over the prairie from its elevated position on the slopes of Turtle Mountain. The first death and funeral in the area occurred in May of 1881. At the time there was no doctor or minister present, so a local man read some scripture at the cemetery as the body was interred. This cemetery holds the graves of the first pioneers of the region, many of whom have descendants still living in the area.

Old Deloraine Cemetery

Old Deloraine Cemetery (no date)
Source: Teyana Neufeld

Old Deloraine Cemetery

Old Deloraine Cemetery (September 2021)
Source: George Penner

Old Deloraine Cemetery

Old Deloraine Cemetery (September 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.13191, W100.40557
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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 and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Teyana Neufeld and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 February 2022

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