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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church and Cemetery (Poplarfield, RM of Fisher)

On the grounds of this church, built in 1913 in the Rural Municipality of Fisher, is a monument commemorating the Ukrainian immigrants who arrived in this area in 1903-1906, establishing Poplarfield at NE12-22-2W. It comprised a post office and a Canadian National Railway station. The church building was brought to this site in 1961 and, after the closure of the railway, residents gradually moved to its vicinity. The monument lists the names of early pioneers of the Hamrlik, High Plains, New Star, and Poplarfield districts. In 1997, it became a municipally-designated historic site.

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church (October 2020)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church

Interior of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church (August 2016)
Source: George Penner

Aerial photo of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church and Monument

Aerial photo of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church and Monument (June 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.88963, W97.61072
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Sources:

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, NE 12-22-2W, Poplarfield, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, George Penner, and S. Goldsborough. .

Page revised: 16 April 2022

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