Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Cuthbert’s Cemetery (Municipality of West Interlake)

Inside this cemetery in the Municipality of West Interlake are several commemorative monuments. One commemorates St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church at Lily Bay, built using locally raised funds and a donation from St. Cuthbert’s Parish at Great Salkeld, England. Its first service was held on 4 October 1908. Regular services were held until the late 1960s. The church was deconsecrated in January 2000.

A bell from the church, which had been donated around 1912 by Edmund Fleming (1866-1949) and Alice Maud Preston Watson (1877-1952) in memory of their son Frederick Edmund Fleming (1894-1895), remains in the cemetery. Another monument lists some of the names of those interred in the cemetery between 1908 and 2000.

St. Cuthbert's Cemetery

St. Cuthbert’s Cemetery (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. Cuthbert's Cemetery

St. Cuthbert’s Cemetery (August 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.76917, W98.22787
denoted by symbol on the map above


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 George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 October 2021

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