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Waskatenau Old-Timer's (All Saints) Cemetery
Contributed for use in Alberta Digital Archives by Kenneth Scott.
The Waskatenau Old-Timer's Cemetery is located at 54 degrees 03.917 minutes North 112 degrees 45.053 minutes West. You can get to the cemetery by driving south to the end of the main street at Waskatenau (off highway 28) and turning left (east). Proceed one and one half miles east and one and one half miles right (south) of Waskatenau (past the Pine Creek Cemetery on the left). The cemetery is located on the right.
The cemetery was established as early as 1908 if we can judge by the grave of Sidney Mackay. It appears to have become the Anglican Cemetery upon the creation of an Anglican Church in Waskatenau known as All Saints. Originally Waskatenau had a United Church established in 19XX. In 1928(?) an endowment from an estate in England was used by the Anglican Bishop of Edmonton to create the All Saints Church in Waskatenau.
The cemetery was neglected for many years but in recent years has been restored through efforts coordinated by Mr. Elmer Carefoot of Waskatenau.
This page contains links to photographs of the cemetery, headstones and the entries to the register of burials that have occurred there.
On the left is the sign at the entrance to the cemetery. The other two photographs give a view of the left and right sides of the cemetary respectively when viewed from just inside the gate.
This selection of photos covers all of the headstones which had legible inscriptions. There are a number of other (generally irregularly shaped) stones, which likely indicate other graves, which are not included in this collection.
Burial Register Photos
Note: The burial register is known to be incomplete. The register is currently in the possession of Mr. Leonard Scott of Waskatenau.
The cover of the burial register identifies the cemetery as the Pine Creek cemetery. Inside the register the cemetery is identified as that of All Saints, the Anglican Church in Waskatenau. Another cemetery known as the Pine Creek Cemetery (established in 1913) is located about 1/2 mile north and on the other side of the road from the Old Timer's cemetery. The burials registered in this book are all in the Old Timer's cemetery.
It was intended that each burial be entered in the register. It also seems that on a quarterly basis the burials were reported to a provincial office. The first burial recorded was in 1930 and the last in 1965. Only those pages which had burial entries were photographed. There were other pages that indicated nil burials in particular quarters. There were also many many years/quarters for which no entries are made. It is known that many burials were not recorded in this register.
|Name||Sex||Residence of Deceased||Date of Interment||Location of Grave||Burial Permit Issued by
|Emily Whitson||F||Waskatenau||05 June 1930||L.A. Ulsraw, B.A.
|(Mrs.) Rita Bragge||F||Sprucefield, Waskatenau||06 June 1931||C.A. Edie, Waskatenau
|Rev. William Brewer Farnham||M||Waskatenau||15 July 1932||C.A. Edie
|Lanthi. Lygli Rouha Olida||Waskatenau||09 May 1936||C.A. Edie
|William Warr Watt||M||Waskatenau||25 March 1937||R.E. Harrison, Lamont
|Annie Helen Bibby||F||Waskatenau||06 March 1939||C.A. Edie, Waskateanu
|Asher Henry Warr||M||Waskatenau||16 May 1939||C.A. Edie, Waskateanu
|Jane Dyson||F||Waskatenau||19 May 1940||C.A. Edie, Waskateanu
|Victoria Mortson||F||Waskatenau||04 November 1940||Lot 1 Block VIII||C.A. Edie
|David Gourlay||M||Warspite||12 October 1940||Lot 8 Block I||C.A. Edie
|Frederick Granger Cockroft||M||Waskatenau||05 March 1941||C.A. Edie, Waskateanu
|Marjorie Mortson||F||11 September 1942||Lot 2 Block VIII||
|Mary Louise McRoberts||F||Waskatenau||29 January 1944||Lot 1 Block I||Thelma Tanner, Waskatenau
|Susie Elizabeth Henry||F||Waskatenau||05 April 1944||(not surveyed) West of Drive on road between Lot 1 Block I||Thelma Tanner, Waskatenau
|Ramsay Gourlay||M||Waskatenau||17 May 1944||Lot 5 & 6 Block 2||Elsie Scott 1954
|Francis Jack Henry||M||Innisfail||22 September 1965||
Acknowledgements: Access to the burial register for the cemetery was granted by Mr. Leonard Scott. Mr. Elmer Carefoot has done much of the restoration of the cemetery which allowed the cemetery photographs to be easily taken.
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