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Twin Spruce Russian Greek Catholic / St Michael's Cemetery, Athabasca , AB

Community: Donatville
Township: SE 17-66-17 W4
Locality: Athabasca
Province: AB
GPS: 54.703195,-112.527307

From "Dream and Determination - A History of Grassland and Districts" published in 1985, shared by Mary Bond: The Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Congregation of St. Michael's Cemetery. In 1937 approximately two acres of land was withdrawn from the homestead entry of John Hunka of Fedorah in order that the two acres be granted to the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church cemetery. The cemetery became incorporated on May 19, 1938. Some infant children had died and were buried in the cemetery. There were four infants from different families. At the time, there were plans to build a main road leading to Caslan not far from the cemetery. The intentions were to build a church there later as well. As years went by the road had been built another way and the idea of building a church there was abandoned. Although the cemetery has been forsaken, the parents and children are not forgotten and are visited often by the families of the ones buried there.

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    Photos courtesy of Mary Bond [2012]
    Indexed by Sherri Pettit


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