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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Whitewater Mennonite Cemetery (Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

Between 1923 and 1929, two groups of Mennonite settlers from Russia arrived in southwestern Manitoba. In late 1925, they occupied an abandoned church in the community of Whitewater, in what is now the Municipality of Boissevain-Morton, to establish the Whitewater Mennonite Church. It is believed that the first burials in the adjacent cemetery occurred in 1939.

Whitewater Mennonite Cemetery

Whitewater Mennonite Cemetery (May 2012)
Source: Daryl McKinn

Whitewater Mennonite Cemetery

Whitewater Mennonite Cemetery (September 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.20874, W100.23875
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.

Mennonite Cemetery, Turtle Mountain - Souris Plains Heritage Association.

We thank Daryl McKinn and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 October 2021

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