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St Aidan's Church Cemetery

Chester SK:

R.M. of Moose Jaw #161,  NW 31-17-25 W2 Ext 26

Located 6 miles north on #2 highway and 4 miles east, of corner of Caribou and Main Moose Jaw SK

 

        

 

Graves:

Frederick Stuart Brandon

Gladys Barter

Percy Craig

Earl Chappel

Muriel & Myrtle Davey    (Tuxford book states born 1908 died at 3mo on same day)

John Lloyd Davey     (Tuxford book states born 1911 died 1 wk)

Ralph Davey      (Tuxford book states born 1912 died at a few weeks)

Carrie Francis

Cecil Lowe

Richard Stewart Davey

Stanley Moore

Pearl Elizabeth Moore

Baby Smith

Baby Warren

Mr. Howell 1925  ( moved to Rosedale Cemetery)

Mrs. Roberts 1926 (moved to Rosedale Cemetery)

 

The opening of St Aidan's Church at Chester, Sask occurred on 2 August 1903 at the farm of Mr. W. J. Carter

Regular services came to an end in 1929

During the 1930's blow dirt covered the early graves and as most were without stones and no plan seemed to exist the exact locations of burials were lost. The original cemetery reverted back to farmers field even though the bodies of the children were not relocated. This land is still owned by "The Synod of the Diocese of Fort Qu'Appelle"

A monument was put in the Rosedale Cemetery 22 October 1954 in memory of the children buried at St Aidan's Church Cemetery, Chester, Sask 1906-1912

In 1954 The old church building was moved to Regina where altered and added to it served a north side parish.

 

Source of information:  

Moose Jaw Public Library Archives: newspaper article written by Leith Knight in the Moose Jaw Times Herald 18 December 1966 & copies of the Diocesan Newspaper

Headstone: Moose Jaw Rosedale Cemetery Grave 1 Lot 77 Block 3A

ISC of Saskatchewan: NW 31-17-25 W2 Ext 26

Tuxford History Book: "Heritage of the Wheatland's"

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