Western Canada’s oldest Catholic cemetery, the St. Boniface Cathedral Cemetery, is the final resting place for Louis Riel and many of the West’s first Catholic settlers, key figures and missionaries. A marker on the north side of the cemetery denotes the burial location of voyageur J.-B. Lagimodière and his wife Marie Anne Gaboury.
Among the other noteworthy people buried here are the following: Joseph E. Cauchon, Joseph Dubuc, Marc Girard, Adelard Langevin, A. A. C. La Riviere, Ambroise Lepine, Charles Nolin, Joseph-Norbert Provencher, Louis Riel, and Alexander Tache.
Jean-Baptiste Lagimodière Tomb Plaque (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg
Louis Riel grave (April 2017)
Source: George Penner
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88953, W97.12393
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: St. Boniface Cathedral (190 Cathedral Avenue, Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provencher Monument (Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Soeurs Grises Monument (Winnipeg)
St. Boniface Cathedral, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.
Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and George Penner.
Page revised: 28 June 2019
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