Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery (Rofton, RM of Stuartburn)
A Ukrainian Orthodox cemetery, at the long-abandoned village of Rofton in the Rural Municipality of Stuartburn, is located in a community pasture. The trail to the cemetery, a three-mile walk from the nearest public road, is inaccessible by vehicles except under very dry conditions. Surrounded by a fence that keeps cattle from entering the cemetery, no maintenance has occurred in several years and the site is being slowly overgrown by trees.
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.
Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.
We thank Jen Robinson for her enthusiastic support during our visit to this site.
This page was prepared by Don Machnee and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 22 December 2017
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