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Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Pie Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery (Letellier, RM of Montcalm)

Link to:
Clerics | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

This cemetery is situated in Letellier in the Rural Municipality of Montcalm. An associated church building, closed in December 2015, was sold and moved to Miami in October 2019, where it was converted into a venue for wedding receptions. A bell tower in the cemetery lists parish priests from 1889 to 2015.

Clerics

Period

Cleric

1889-1929

Father Norbert Justras

1929-1932

Father Horace Messier

1932-1935

Father Joseph Gagnon

1935-1955

Father Alphonse Laurin

1955-1961

Father Gabriel Poitras

1961-1964

Father Edouard Fontaine

1964-1970

Father Mathias Messier

1970-1975

Father Victor Bilodeau

1975-1988

Father Gerard Toupin

1988-2000

Father Laval Cloutier

2000-2004

George Maria Svoboda (1913-2010)

2004-200

Father Patrice Kasonga

2004-2015

Father Francois X. Lutumba

Photos & Coordinates

St. Pie Roman Catholic Cemetery with church building that was later moved to Miami

St. Pie Roman Catholic Cemetery with church building that was later moved to Miami (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

Former St. Pie Roman Catholic Church at its new site

Former St. Pie Roman Catholic Church enroute to its new site (October 2019)
Source: Jean McManus

Former St. Pie Roman Catholic Church at its new site

Former St. Pie Roman Catholic Church at its new site (May 2020)
Source: Manny Jacob

St. Pie Roman Catholic Church commemorative bell tower

St. Pie Roman Catholic Church commemorative bell tower (July 2020)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.13780, W97.30299
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Pie Roman Catholic Church (RM of Montcalm)

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.

Roman Catholic church closes in Letellier,” Pembina Valley Online, 31 Decembe 2015.

Church moving will bring power outages to southern Manitoba this week,” CBC News, 7 October 2019.

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

Page revised: 1 May 2021

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