Kermaria Church and Cemetery
The photo of the Plaque gives the history.
These photos were taken on Sept. 03.2011 and are a record of all of the existing graves markers as of that date.
Photos start in the Northwest corner of the cemetery and proceed Eastward, each row is photographed from West to East finally ending in the Southwest of the cemetery. Grave photo names are in sequence with the above with the exception of photo’s number P1000034 and P1000043 that were removed as they were duplicate photos.
In the area near the first few graves in the Northwest (see photos) there are several small round markers approximately 6 inched around, I’m unsure what these are as they are very close to grave markers.
This cemetery is still in use, the Church is kept as a historical building and services are occasionally held in the summer months. As you can see in the photo they still maintain a guest book for services.
The text of the plaque is transcribed here:
SW 20-41-19 W2
Mission of St. Brieux
This parcel of land was on the homestead of Albert roenspies St. The French and Breton settlers desired a place of worship in their area. Father Barbier, the parish priest was responsible for setting up the construction of the mission church in 1915. Contractor, Conrad Dahmer, assisted by volunteers. First burial was Françoise Le Borgne (L'Henaff) in November 1916. In 1919 five graves were relocated to Kermaria cemetery from the St. Brieux cemetery by the lake. First marriage was Arthur Goodwin and Bella Jestin. First parish council consisted of Paul Valmont Sr., Françoise Le Borgne Sr. and Louis Jestin. Organist – Alphonse Picton, Later Joe & Yves Perrot.
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Cemetery Photos Thanks to Gordon Neish
*-- Kermaria Church Cemetery
Canada Gen Web Cemetery Project - Saskatchewan
*--Ancestry Remembrance Project - Saskatchewan Gen Web transcriptions and photographs
*--Saskatoon Region GenWeb
*--Kermaria RM Cemetery