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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Anthony Roman Catholic Cemetery (Tilston, Municipality of Two Borders)

Inside this cemetery near Tilston, in the Municipality of Two Borders, is a monument commemorating the Tilston St. Anthony Catholic Church, established in 1927. It was supported by about 20 families from Tilston and surrounding areas. It closed in 1993 due to declining parishioners. Annual masses were held in conjunction with a blessing of the cemetery. The final mass was held on 8 June 2003. The church building was sold and moved about four miles east of Kemnay (N49.83793, W100.07355) where it was renovated into a music studio.

St. Anthony Roman Catholic Cemetery

St. Anthony Roman Catholic Cemetery (October 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church

The former St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church (July 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.39278, W101.32504
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: 22 December 2021

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