Pioneer Cemetery - Vernon, British Columbia
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N 50° 16.040 W 119° 17.174
11U E 337070 N 5570855
Quick Description: The Pioneer Cemetery is located at the corner of 35th Avenue and 38th Street.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 10/30/2014 9:23:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMMRQH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Raine
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Long Description:
Pioneer Cemetery

The Pioneer Cemetery was established in the mid1880s on a plot of land in the 3700 block of 35th Avenue. The land was donated for a burying ground by Luc Girouard. The cemetery has undergone a number of name changes including: Vernon Cemetery, Old Cemetery and Old Vernon Cemetery. It was re-dedicated as the Pioneer Park Cemetery on May 8, 1975.

The cemetery boundaries enclose an area of approximately 0.52 acres.

By 1901, the City of Vernon purchased land for a new cemetery. The cemetery had also become very unkempt and dreary and the citizens of Vernon were calling it a disgrace.

Land for the new cemetery was eventually purchased on Pleasant Valley Road and Pioneer Park Cemetery was closed.

All markers from the burial plots have now been removed. Some of the markers were placed in a memorial wall at the east side of the cemetery, some were moved to the Pleasant Valley Cemetery and others that were beyond repair were removed permanently.

There are 57 names listed on a plaque located in the cemetery. It is unclear if some or all of these internments were move to the new Lakeview Cemetery or if they are still at rest in the Pioneer Cemetery. The cemetery is now used as a park where dogs are allowed.

Listed are the names of the individuals that were/are interned there.

Pioneer Park Cemetery
Armstrong H. - Base, H.
Birwarny - Bovee, H.
Buchanan, D. - Cameron, C.
Cameron, W. - Cameron, W.F.
Chipp, J. - Clark
Cochrane, W. M. - Costerton, C. F.
Couson, W. M. - Cutler. A.
Cutler Baby - Darden, M.
Dewdney, W. - Girouard, L.
Gotherfier, R. - Hawskey, S.
Hozeir Son - Huntly, M.
Johnson, A. - Johnson, Mrs. A.
Lindquest, A. E. - Livingston, E.
Mccluskey, H. J. - Mccluskey, W. R.
Mcdonald, A. - Mcdougall, R.
Mckenzie, D. - McNeil
Middleton, L. A. - Milne, T. H.
Mitchell, R. C. - Newson, A. C.
Parke, E. L. - Poulin, Mrs.
Pratt Boy & Girl - Roberts, G. W.
Schubert, I. F. - Sexsmith, M.
Shatford Baby - Shatford, H. S.
Spalding, Mr. - Stansfield, R.
Stevenson - Stevenson, R.
Stickney, E. E. - Stickney, F.
Stodders, G. M. - Thompson, C. G.
Tronson, H. - Vance, A.
Venuer, H. - Wood, A. C.

Earliest Burial: 10/29/1896

Latest Burial: Not listed

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