List of Burials - New and Old Cemetery
Thanks to many hours of work by Kelly Stephen, we can now make available, to those who are interested, a complete listing of all burials in the Pioneer Cemetery, and in the New Cemetery, for the early 20th century.
In the Pioneer Cemetery, there are over 600 burials listed, which seems reasonable since the cemetery was in operation for about 100 years, and since the area once was once more densely populated than is currently the case.
The list of burials far outweighs the number of tombstones that remain in the cemetery, and there are a few explanations that we believe account for this difference:
Many of the burials probably used wooden crosses to mark the graves, and these have long since deteriorated. If you were to visit the Souris Cemetery, you would see that in the present era, wooden crosses are still used.
Sandstone tombstones deteriorate easily over time, and most of the early stones have disappeared. The few sandstone tombstones in the cemetery can therefore be considered as very rare.
Slate and other stone tombstones deteriorate and crack over time. The reason that so many are currently in the cemetery owes to the restoration efforts of our mason, who was able recontract many tombstones from broken fragments
If you are interested in receiving a copy of the burials, please email the administrator at admin @ peipioneercemetery.com (please note that spaces were added here, so as to prevent spammers from retrieving this email address, so remove them as you email the admin).