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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Cemetery (Tolstoi, Municipality of Emerson-Franklin)

This Ukrainian Orthodox church at Tolstoi in the Municipality of Emerson-Franklin was built in 1927. Also on the site is a rock monument dedicated to the Ukrainian pioneers who settled in this district in 1897 and the organizers of this church. A plaque on a white cross, unveiled on 11 June 2017, honours the founding church pioneers on the 90th anniversary.

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church at Tolstoi

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church at Tolstoi (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Interior of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church at Tolstoi

Interior of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Church at Tolstoi (February 2016)
Source: George Penner

Ukrainian pioneer monument

Ukrainian pioneer monument (July 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Bell tower and cross honouring the church founders

Bell tower and cross honouring the church founders (July 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery at Tolstoi

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery at Tolstoi (July 2020)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.07433, W96.80363
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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 Rose Kuzina.

Page revised: 3 June 2022

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