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Cemeteries

St Paul’s Cemetery

Salt Spring Island’s First Church

Saltspring's First Church plaque
St Paul's Church

Salt Spring Island’s oldest church was founded in 1878 by Father Donckele, the first Roman Catholic missionary to the Gulf Islands. Erected between 1880 and 1885 by members of the community, the windows, door and bell were acquired from father Rondeault’s “Butter Church” in Cowichan Bay. The materials were brought in Indian canoes from Cowichan Bay to Burgoyne Bay, then by ox-drawn stoneboat to this site. The church was formally dedicated on May 10, 1885, by Bishop J. B. Brondel. Coloured stonework was added about 1966.

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Name Birth Death Age Section Close View Distant View
Akerman, Ellen 14/7/1871 27/5/1955 83 1 DSCF2582.jpg
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Bell, Violet L. 1908 1993 85 1 DSCF1729.jpg
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Blackburn, Alan 17/3/1865 09/04/1925 60 1 DSCF2451.jpg
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Brennan, Esther 1862 1935 73 1 DSCF2439.jpg
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Brenton, Ernest G. 1899 08/01/1968 69 2 DSCF2538.jpg
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Brenton, Mary C. 1894 1987 93 2 DSCF2357.jpg
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Brosseau, Olin Rahsaan 11/02/1984 14/11/2004 20 3 DSCF2646.jpg
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Brosseau, Paul 1953 2012 59 3 DSCF2064.jpg
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Caowah, Moses n/a n/a n/a 1    
Carpenter, Ernest n/a n/a n/a 1    
Coffey, Francis William 29/8/1947 16/10/1998 51 3 DSCF2424.jpg
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Congdon, John Ronald 1908 1978 70 3 DSCF2615.jpg
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Congdon, Ronnie n/a n/a n/a 3 DSCF2622.jpg
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Conlan, Clifford H. 1926 1984 58 3 DSCF2656.jpg
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Congdon, Joan 1923 2007 84 3 DSCF2665.jpg
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Courtenay, Christie Ann 1870 02/03/1946 76 2 DSCF2242.jpg
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Dodds, C. Dorothy 14/1/1919 18/11/2013 94 3 DSCF1978.jpg
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Dodds, Robert E. 10/08/1919 30/11/2000 81 3 DSCF1978.jpg
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Douglas, Alfred 1879 23/1/1907 28, 29 1 DSCF2548.jpg
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Douglas, Amelia n/a n/a n/a 1    
Drummond, Arthur W. 23/1/1916 10/09/1996 80 3 DSCF2784.jpg
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Dunbar (Mrs., 1st) n/a n/a n/a 1    
Dunbar (Mrs., 2nd) n/a n/a n/a 1    
Dunbar, Henry n/a n/a n/a 1    
Fisher, Edward F. 1895, 1896 11/08/1918 23 1 DSCF1729.jpg
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Fisher, George 20/6/1864, 1865 28/3/1948 83 1 DSCF1729.jpg
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Fisher, Mabel n/a n/a 13 1    
Fisher, Maria n/a n/a 2 1    
Fisher, Mary Jane n/a n/a n/a 1 DSCF1729.jpg
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Fisher, Sarah n/a n/a n/a 1    
Fisher/Mahoy, Maria 1855 01/07/1936 81 1 DSCF1729.jpg
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Frank Pallow n/a n/a n/a 1    
Fuoco, Santino Gaetano 1924 2005 81 3 DSCF2099.jpg
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Garrison, Gilbert J. 08/05/1935 26/4/2009 73 1 DSCF1812.jpg
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Garrison, Verna 1915 1957 42 1 DSCF1841.jpg
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Gaspar, Maria Celina 1939 2004 65 3 DSCF1957.jpg
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Gibson, Elizabeth J. n/a n/a n/a 1 DSCF1901.jpg
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Gibson, Emerson F. n/a n/a n/a 1 DSCF1901.jpg
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Gyves (Twin Girls) n/a n/a n/a 1    
Gyves, Caroline (Carrie) 1894, 3/1/1892 26/12/1980 86,88 2 DSCF2368.jpg
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Gyves, James n/a n/a n/a 1    
Gyves, Mary Ann n/a 11/12/1941 n/a 1 DSCF2593.jpg
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Gyves, Michael 1889, 28/1/1890 1966, 28/5/1967 77 2 DSCF2368.jpg
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Gyves, Michael 1833 1920 87 1 DSCF1664.jpg
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Gyves, Valerie 15/2/1918 21/3/2010 92 2 DSCF2380.jpg
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Hamiah, Dick n/a n/a n/a 1    
Harris, Dorothy 29/11/1903 05/03/1996 92 1 DSCF1669.jpg
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Harris, William 18/6/1910 14/10/2000 90 1 DSCF1669.jpg
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Hinault (Mrs.) [Jeanne C.?] n/a n/a n/a 1    
Hinault, Jeanne C. 1831 11/11/1923 92 1 DSCF1877.jpg
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Hinault, Matt n/a n/a n/a 1    
Hobbs, Michael Charles Danby 1928 2005 77 3 DSCF2089.jpg
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Homewood, Robert (Bob) 28/12/1943 28/9/2014 70 3 DSCF2792.jpg
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Homiah, Bill n/a n/a n/a 1    
Homiah, Mary n/a n/a n/a 1    
Huser, Walter 05/06/1928 28/1/2014 85 3 DSCF2137.jpg
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Jameson, Julia n/a n/a n/a 1    
Kahou, John P. n/a n/a n/a    
Kahou, Mary H. 11/3/1858 16/5/1892 34 1 DSCF2501.jpg
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Kamai, Andrew n/a n/a n/a 1    
King, Leon 1877 1958 81 2 DSCF2315.jpg
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King, Mary Ann n/a n/a n/a 1    
King, Sophie 15/6/1880 15/7/1975 95 2 DSCF2327.jpg
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Kitchen (Baby) n/a n/a n/a 1    
Kitchen, James Raymond 1949 May 1949 October, 25/10/1949 5 months 2 DSCF2769.jpg
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Kitchen, Lillian Margaret 14/6/1909 05/06/1976 66 2 DSCF2340.jpg
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Kitchen, Shiela Louise 1944 December 1945 September, 6/10/1945 9 months 2 DSCF2769.jpg
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Kitchen, Wilfred Harry 1897, 18/12/1896 19/4/1966 69 2 DSCF2340.jpg
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Kitchen, William Arthur 04/07/1927 05/09/1988 61 3 DSCF2001.jpg
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Lafortune, Stephen Angus n/a n/a n/a    
Lafortune, Vernice 1913 1970, 1970 August 57 1 DSCF1812.jpg
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Larmour, Robert Lampman 12/11/1933 31/1/2008 74 3 DSCF2129.jpg
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Logie, Eileen Mary O'Grady 03/07/1920 05/05/2013 92 3 DSCF2193.jpg
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Lumley, Ellen n/a n/a n/a 1    
MacDonald (Mrs.) n/a n/a n/a 1    
Manfield, William Alexander 1947 2003 56 3 DSCF2631.jpg
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Marquis, Robert Joseph 1944 1944
Mason (Baby) n/a n/a n/a 1    
McCaffery, James n/a n/a n/a 1    
McCaffrey, Gordon Charles 27/4/1929 17/10/2014 85 3 DSCF2155.jpg
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McHardy, Peter Michael 1941 2011 70 3 DSCF2674.jpg
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Morrison, Beulah Reed 20/9/1888 22/7/1948 59 2 DSCF2280.jpg
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Narsted, Kay (Catherine) 1919 2005 86 3 DSCF2611.jpg
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Nawah, Mary n/a n/a n/a 1    
Nawanno, Ellen n/a n/a n/a 1    
Nawanno, Sarah n/a n/a n/a 1    
Nawanno, Wm. (William) n/a n/a n/a 1    
Noukin/Naukana, William 1813 13/12/1909 96 2 DSCF2723.jpg
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O'Grady, June Margaret 1922 2014 92 3 DSCF2203.jpg
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O'Hara, Maureen 1936 2003 67 3 DSCF1947.jpg
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Paddle, Anthony James 02/11/1935 12/10/2005 69 3 DSCF2116.jpg
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Pallow n/a n/a n/a 1    
Pallow, Andrew n/a n/a n/a 1    
Pallow, David n/a n/a n/a 1    
Pallow, Ernest Robert 18/6/1893 09/07/1912 19 1 DSCF2751.jpg
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Pallow, Evelyn n/a n/a n/a 1    
Pallow, Fred n/a n/a n/a 1    
Pallow, John 1817 06/11/1907 90 1 DSCF2509.jpg
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Pallow, John 15/10/1865 18/10/1913, 1914 48, 49 1 DSCF1806.jpg
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Pallow, Mary n/a n/a n/a 1    
Pallow, Robert [Ernest Robert?] n/a n/a n/a 1    
Pallow, Rose n/a n/a n/a 1    
Pallow, William [William James?] n/a n/a n/a 1    
Pallow, William James 13/12/1900 01/06/1911 10 1 DSCF2751.jpg
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Pappenberger (Baby) n/a n/a n/a 1    
Pappenberger (Mrs.) n/a n/a n/a 1    
Pappenberger, A. n/a n/a n/a 1    
Pappenberger, Doris Irene 1914 08/09/1945 31 2 DSCF2287.jpg
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Pappenberger, Dorothy (Debbie) F. Paul 17/1/1945 02/10/1975 30 2 DSCF2302.jpg
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Pappenberger, George n/a n/a n/a 1    
Pappenberger, Jerome George 1909 1956, 27/12/1956 47, 46 2 DSCF2287.jpg
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Pappenberger, John 8/10/1866 03/06/1960 93 2 DSCF2698.jpg
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Pappenberger, Lena n/a n/a n/a 1    
Pappenberger, Mary Ann [Note: Same Mary Ann in Section 2] n/a n/a n/a 1    
Pappenberger, Mary Ann [Cannot find in the Archives, but there is a Marion?] 1866 1959, 11/12/1959 93,95 2 DSCF2237.jpg
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Pappenberger, Richard (Dick) 1912 31/7/1975 63 2 DSCF2259.jpg
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Pappenberger, Walter John n/a 05/12/1965 64    
Parker, Cecilia n/a n/a n/a 1    
Parker, John n/a n/a n/a 1    
Partridge, Lance S.M. 1920 2014 94 3 DSCF2607.jpg
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Peterson, Louis 1863 09/11/1903 40 2 DSCF2742.jpg
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Peterson, Mary Ann 1872 16/5/1908, 16/5/1903 36 2 DSCF2742.jpg
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Purser (Baby) n/a n/a n/a 1    
Roberts, Pearl 1913? 1913? n/a 1 DSCF1729.jpg
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Robertson, Henry E. 1915 1990 75 3 DSCF2638.jpg
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Robertson, Mary C. 1915 1989 74 3 DSCF2638.jpg
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Roland, Ethel n/a n/a n/a 1    
Roland, Lloyd 20/7/1920 25/1/1943 22 1 DSCF1755.jpg
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Roland, Matilda 17/7/1874 20/4/1943 68 1 DSCF2600.jpg
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Roland, Mrs. Pete [Matilda?] n/a n/a n/a 1    
Rowlandson, Dorothy 1916 2004 88 3 DSCF2034.jpg
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Sanderson, Deena 1927 1994 67 2 DSCF2390.jpg
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Shepherd, Julius n/a n/a n/a 1    
Shepherd, Manuel n/a n/a n/a 1    
Shepherd, Norman n/a n/a n/a 1    
Skinner, Jan Comstock 1952 2011 59 3 DSCF2210.jpg
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Skinner, Mary Jane Ward 1951   3 DSCF2220.jpg
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Somenbere? n/a n/a n/a 1    
Sparrow (Baby 1) n/a n/a n/a 1    
Sparrow (Baby 2) n/a n/a n/a 1    
Sparrow, John n/a n/a n/a 1    
Sparrow, Louise n/a n/a n/a 1    
Taggart, Aubrey Gregson 1904 1994 90 3 DSCF2042.jpg
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Tahouney (Tahuney), Edie n/a n/a n/a 1 DSCF2485.jpg
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Tahouney, Eva J. n/a 1922 n/a 1 DSCF1841.jpg
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Tahouney, J. Henry n/a 1917 n/a 1 DSCF1841.jpg
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Tahouney, Joseph 27/10/1888 12/04/1948 59 1 DSCF1841.jpg
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Tahouney, Laela n/a 1917 n/a 1 DSCF1841.jpg
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Tahouney, Leitha/Lisa n/a n/a n/a 1    
Tahouney, Zena 1917?, 1914 1917?, 1920, >1922 3, 2 1 DSCF1841.jpg
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Trage, Susannah/Susan 1842 01/03/1932 90 1 DSCF1679.jpg
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Unknown #1 n/a n/a n/a 1 DSCF2471.jpg
 
Unknown #2 n/a n/a n/a 1 DSCF2469.jpg
 
Unknown #3 n/a n/a n/a 1 DSCF2467.jpg
 
Unknown #4 n/a n/a n/a 2 DSCF1635.jpg
 
Ward, Mary Jane 1880 1986 106 3 DSCF2189.jpg
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cemetery plan