St. Joseph's Cemetery
Kellross RM 247, Saskatchewan, S0A, Canada
Links and documents
1909/01/01 to 1909/12/31
Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
St. Joseph's Cemetery is a Municipal Heritage Property located approximately 10 kilometres south of the Village of Lestock in the Rural Municipality of Kellross No. 247. Situated on a quarter section of land, the property features a cemetery established in 1909 surrounded by a metal fence.
The heritage value of St. Joseph's Cemetery lies in its association with the area's pioneers. Hungarian and Slavic families who settled in the area worked together to establish St. Joseph's congregation. A cemetery was established in 1909 and a church and hall were built the following year on land donated by a local parishioner. The property was the religious and social hub of Hungarian and Slavic families in the vicinity until the church and hall were removed in the 1960s. The cemetery still remains a local landmark and provides a tangible link to many of the area's early settlers.
Rural Municipality of Kellross No. 247 Bylaw #2005-03.
The heritage value of St. Joseph's Cemetery resides in the following character-defining elements:
-those elements that commemorate the area's pioneers such as the commemorative bell and plaque, religious crosses and Cyrillic characters used on many grave covers, and the property's location on its original site;
-those elements that reflect the property's use as a mortuary site, including the formal arrangement of internments and grave markers, the signage on the metal gate, and the metal fence which separates the cemetery from surrounding agricultural land.
Local Governments (SK)
Heritage Property Act, s. 11(1)(a)
Municipal Heritage Property
Theme - Category and Type
- Building Social and Community Life
- Religious Institutions
Function - Category and Type
- Religion, Ritual and Funeral
- Mortuary Site, Cemetery or Enclosure
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation
Heritage Resources Branch
1919 Saskatchewan Drive Regina, SK
File: MHP 2301
Cross-Reference to Collection