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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hecla South Hvassafell Cemetery (Hecla Island, Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park)

This cemetery on the east shore of Hecla Island, in the Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park, was established in 1960 by members of the Jones family.

Hecla South Hvassafell Cemetery

Hecla South Hvassafell Cemetery (October 2015)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.08536, W96.67390
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hecla Island Lutheran Church and Cemetery (Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kirkjubol Cemetery (Hecla Island, Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park)


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.

We thank Marjorie Henry for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 May 2021

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