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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ste. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery (Ste. Elizabeth, RM of Montcalm)

A Roman Catholic church at Ste. Elizabeth, in the Rural Municipality of Montcalm, was constructed of concrete blocks in 1951. By 1997, the church was closed and converted into a private residence. Flooded by the Red River in 1997, a condition of flood compensation for the resident required the building to be demolished. Instead, former Ste. Elizabeth parishioners bought it back from the owner and turned it back into a church. The building is used for an annual mass and picnic in August.

In 2010, a memorial listing those in the cemetery without a marker was dedicated in 2010, with the earliest death being that of three-day-old Jean-Baptiste Lecuyer (14-17 December 1900), son of Stephen and Marie-Louise (Saurette).

Ste. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church

Ste. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

Interior of Ste. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church

Interior of Ste. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

Ste. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Cemetery

Ste. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Cemetery (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

Commemorative sign in Ste. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Cemetery

Commemorative sign in Ste. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Cemetery (July 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.34002, W97.18978
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

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 Gab Collette for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner, Rose Kuzina, Tim Worth, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 December 2020

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