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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pettapiece Cemetery / Robertson Presbyterian Church / Pettapiece United Church (RM of Oakview)

A plaque at the entrance to this cemetery in the Rural Municipality of Oakview commemorates Robertson Presbyterian Church, established here in 1887, which was Pettapiece United Church from 1925 to 1959. A plaque listing parishioners of Pettapiece United Church killed during military service in the Second World War is located in Rivers United Church.

Pettapiece Cemetery

Pettapiece Cemetery (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Pettapiece Cemetery

Pettapiece Cemetery (September 2021)
Source: George Penner

War memorial plaque for Pettapiece United Church

War memorial plaque for Pettapiece United Church (January 2020)
Source: Dianne Kowalchuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.10819, W100.21031
denoted by symbol on the map above

Second World War Casualties




Birth Date

Death Date

George Robert Graham Kite
[Rapid City]

10 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer

18 February 1922

23 September 1944

Gibson Ritchie Stratford
[Rapid City, Rivers]

Royal Canadian Air Force

Pilot Officer

23 June 1919

31 May 1942

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Knox Presbyterian Church / Rivers United Church (Rivers, Municipality of Riverdale)

Pettapiece Cemetery (including gravestone transcriptions), Rural Municipality of Blanshard.


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 Dianne Kowalchuk and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Darryl Toews.

Page revised: 4 October 2021

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