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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Victoria Presbyterian Church / Victoria United Church and Cemetery / North Victoria Cemetery (Wavy Bank, RM of Rockwood)

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This United church in the Rural Municipality of Rockwood is situated southeast of Balmoral, northeast of Stonewall, in an area known as Wavy Bank. Constructed in 1883, the church was closed between 1917 and 1925. In the latter year, the congregation united with that of the Balmoral Methodist Church to form the Victoria United Church. A decrease in the number of congregants led to a reduction in the frequency of services, from monthly as of May 1949, to annually in June 1968. The first burial in the associated cemetery occurred in 1880.

Clerics (Victoria Presbyterian)




Rev. Alexander McFarlane


Rev. W. J. Hall


Rev. Samuel Polson


Rev. Alexander Hamilton


Rev. Donald McLeod


Rev. A. G. Bell


Rev. J. C. Madill


Rev. Robert Boyle


Rev. James Whillans


Rev. C. D. Campbell

Clerics (Victoria United)




Rev. J. B. McLaren


Rev. Gilbert S. Curtis


Rev. T. W. Bailey


Rev. N. R. Wright


Rev. J. Edgar Clarke


Rev. G. A. Austin


Rev. Dr. Scott


Rev. Donald MacTavish


Rev. L. L. Meech


Rev. J. F. H. Barber


Rev. C. D. Rupp


Rev. I. Kemlo


Rev. Joseph Wiznuk


Rev. R. F. McPherson

Photos & Coordinates

Victoria United Church and Cemetery

Victoria United Church and Cemetery (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Interior of Victoria United Church

Interior of Victoria United Church (April 2020)
Source: George Penner

Victoria United Church and Cemetery

Victoria United Church and Cemetery (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.24103, W97.28966
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Balmoral Methodist Church / Balmoral United Church (Balmoral, RM of Rockwood)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: All Saints Victoria Anglican Church and Cemetery / South Victoria Cemetery (RM of Rockwood)


100 Years of History: Rockwood Municipality by Rockwood Municipality History, 1982, pages 97-99.

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.

Victoria Church Cemetery - Balmoral MB, Waymarking.

We thank Ed and Jean Rootsaert for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Rose Kuzina, George Penner, and Peter McLure.

Page revised: 4 May 2023

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