Historic Sites of Manitoba: Virden Cemetery and Chapel (Virden)

This cemetery is located immediately south of Virden. A stone chapel within the cemetery was constructed in 1981. A monument commemorating those who died during military service in the Second World War and Korean War was erected by the Royal Canadian Legion (Virden Branch) in 1982.

Among the noteworthy people buried in its cemetery are the following: Herbert H. Goulter, Finlay C. J. McLeod, and James W. Scallion.

Entrance to the Virden Cemetery

Entrance to the Virden Cemetery (July 2021)
Source: George Penner

Military monument within the Virden Cemetery

Military monument within the Virden Cemetery (July 2021)
Source: George Penner

Memorial chapel within the Virden Cemetery

Memorial chapel within the Virden Cemetery (July 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.82782, W100.94488
denoted by symbol on the map above


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 Tim Worth and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 July 2021

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