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Second volume of Brookside Cemetery stories published

In 2003, a group of Winnipeg historians completed a book in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Brookside Cemetery in northwestern Winnipeg. The book contained stories about the famous (and infamous) people interred there.

Volume 2 of Brookside Cemetery: A Celebration of Life has just been published by the City of Winnipeg's Cemeteries Branch. The 92-page, soft-cover book is a collection of over 50 fascinating short biographies.

Copies of this fascinating book can be purchased for $20 (including taxes) from Brookside Cemetery by phoning Sherry Dyck at 204-986-4348. A limited number of copies of Volume 1 are also available for $10 each.

Subjects in volume 2 include:

  • William Ward Banning, 1842-1885 (lumber merchant) and wife Mary, ?-1931
  • James Bell, 1905-1949 (HBC fur trader)
  • Hjálmar A. Bergman, 1881-1948 (lawyer)
  • Fridrik J. Bergmann, 1858-1918 (reverend)
  • Francis Marion Beynon, 1884-1951 (suffragist)
  • Jón Bjarnason, 1845-1914 (reverend)
  • James Black, 1888-1958 (city councilor)
  • George S. Brooke, 1845-1948 (soldier)
  • Charles J. Brown, 1855-1926 (city clerk)
  • Ethel, Myrtle and Stanley Brown (drowned while boating at Elm Park, 1906)
  • Robert Harold "Bulldog" Brown, 1940-1997 (wrestler)
  • Elias George Conklin, 1845-1901 (Winnipeg mayor)
  • Grace Edith Cook, 1927-1943 (murder victim)
  • Wilfred Roy Corbett, 1910-1997 (painter)
  • Garnet Coulter, 1882-1975 (Winnipeg mayor)
  • Fred Dixon, 1881-1931 (political activist)
  • Winona Dixon, c1884-1922 (political activist)
  • Rose Marie Eiler, 1933-1939 (murder victim)
  • Valdimir J. Eylands, 1901-1983 (reverend)
  • Frank Alanson Fairchild, 1849-1898 (merchant)
  • Gudrún H. Finnsdóttir Johnson, 1884-1946 (writer)
  • Robert Gerrie, 1830-1908 (entrepreneur)
  • Earl "Sandy" Graham, 1911-1927 (jockey)
  • Haldor "Slim" Halderson, 1899-1965 (hockey player)
  • Victor William Horwood, 1874-1939 (architect)
  • Peter Hrynczuk, 1883-1950 (pioneer)
  • Thomas Herman Johnson, 1870-1927 (lawyer and politician)
  • Björn B. Jónsson, 1870-1938 (reverend)
  • Walter Kaczor, 1905-2003 (athlete)
  • Joe Keeper, 1886-1971 (athlete)
  • Chrys Kelekis, 1888-1957 (restauranteur)
  • Robert George Thomas Kellow, 1916-1988 (airman & author)
  • John S. Leitch, 1882-1946 (soldier)
  • Donald Gordon McKenzie, 1887-1963 (grain commissioner)
  • Percy Moggey, 1904-1974 (criminal)
  • Philip M. Petursson, 1902-1988 (reverend)
  • Rögnvaldur Pétursson, 1877-1940 (reverend)
  • Katherine Queen, 1885-1934 (political activist)
  • Charlotte Ross, 1843-1916 (physician)
  • Edith Ross, 1888-1932 (physician)
  • Wong Sam, 1891-1931 (murder victim)
  • Jacob Seel, 1860-1926 (detective)
  • George Robert Smith, 1933-1946 (murder victim)
  • Mary Speechly, 1873-1968 (women's rights worker)
  • Kristinn Stefánsson, 1856-1916 (poet)
  • Rick Stoyko, 1952-2003 (fireman)
  • Richard Patrick Thain, 1918-1997 (tradesman)
  • Jane Vasey, 1949-1982 (musician)
  • Henry Shaver Wesbrook, 1842-1913 (Winnipeg mayor)
  • David G. White, 1855-1927 (park policeman)

A list of burials in Brookside Cemetery is available on-line.

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