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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Cemetery (Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester)

In 1917, immediately south of this cemetery in what is now the Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester, Belgian pioneers of the Turtle Mountain area, working with the guidance of Father P. E. Holde, built St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. Land for the church and cemetery had been provided by August Lesy. The building was struck by lightning in 1960, cracking the foundation, and leading to a decision to tear it down. A stone monument in the cemetery commemorates those whose burials are unmarked.

St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Cemetery

St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Cemetery (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.08644, W100.47128
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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2021

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