In this cemetery, designated in 2007 by the Rural Municipality of Gimli as a municipal heritage site, is a monument commemorating victims of a smallpox epidemic in 1876-77. Over six months all but 11 homesteads were infected by the disease. Many settlers were disfigured, 102 died, mostly children and the young. The pioneers buried their dead on their homesteads, in this cemetery, or in cemeteries at Nes on the Icelandic River or at Husavik.
Gimli Icelandic Pioneer Cemetery (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Location (lat/long): N50.63919, W96.99466
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites
We thank Peter McClure for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 2 September 2012
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