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Since we launched the Cemetery Stories course at the beginning of November, it has grown in popularity. We originally were focused on Clyde River and area, but we received high interest from other communities and provinces and even from the US and England. We decided to open it up, and we now have 70 participants […]

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The Clyde River History Committee has decided to forego a 2021 Clyde River Lecture Series further to the COVID-19 pandemic. In place of the lecture series, we have decided to proceed with a Cemetery Stories Study Series that people can take part in via internet from their own home. This course is self-directed and will […]

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McArthur Family Cemetery

At our Cemeteries History Circle this past Saturday, the McArthur Family Cemetery in Churchill was mentioned quite a few times. Many commented that most would not know it existed. A few of us from the Clyde River History Committee decided to explore it this week and feature it on our site. We welcome anyone with […]

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All residents interested in the future of our local Pioneer Cemetery are invited to a meeting at the Riverview Community Centre on Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 pm.  The cemetery is in need of some care and maintenance. This meeting will be an opportunity to review that work as well as discuss interest in a plan on how to support the cemetery going […]

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While Walter Shaw was Premier, The Guardian interviewed him about the Old St. Catherine’s Cemetery, also referred to as Shaw’s Cemetery. I found that clipping and it is rich with details. Here are some interesting excerpts from the article: The cemetery opened in 1808-10, shortly after the first pioneers arrived from the Western Scottish Highlands and Isles. […]

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Yesterday’s History Working Bee in Clyde River was a great opportunity to share some unsolved historical mysteries arising from individual research projects. We all learned something new and are already working together to help solve puzzles or at least help glean a few more facts or possible theories. The mysteries hardly ever end which is what makes the […]

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An old cemetery tells a story. It tells of the founding families in a community, a child coddled by her mother for only a few months, a young husband whose wife died in childbirth and was left to raise an infant, a young person taken by a disease that could be treated today and another […]

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The Clyde River Baptist Church will be holding its Cemetery Memorial Service this coming Sunday, August 21st at 2pm. The speaker will be Stephen Plouffe. All are welcome.

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The Murray Diaries in our collection cover 1911-1925 in handwritten notes by Annabell (Henderson) Murray. She was born on July 25th, 1851 and died at 74 on January 21st, 1926. We have transcribed a few years which is quite a slow but fascinating undertaking. There is one line for each day which included the weather, […]

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Here are photos from our collection of the two churches in Clyde River. Please review and add any comments and stories to offer more insight into their history. If you have any other photos of these buildings to add to the collection, please let us know. Here are a few notes about the churches: The […]

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