Edmonton Cemetery was established in 1886, as a resting place for noble pioneers of early Edmonton. Many of the city’s original settlers and founders are buried here and you may recognize their names as Edmonton schools, neighbourhoods, and roadways. Within this cemetery is the Military Field of Honour, established in 1922. Marker stones are laid out with no distinctions between rank or file of the veterans. A mausoleum was completed in the fall of 1930 – where Emily Murphy of the Famous Five is buried.
The High River Cemetery is a very large cemetery with approximately 5,700 interments and is within Foothills County. The cemetery is still in use with interments in 2015. There is a Field of Honour dedicated to Veterans from the area. We located the gravesite of Homer Treadway who passed away at the age of 102.
In 2010 the High River Museum held its first tour of the cemetery and continues to be an annual event.
There are several well-known persons interred here included is: Guy Weadick, the originator of the world famous Calgary Stampede. The first Calgary Stampede was held from September 2nd - 7th, 1912. There were over 1.3 million attendees in 2014 and those numbers continue to increase annually.
Also interred is world renowned opera singer Odette de Foras
Union Cemetery is the oldest burial ground in Calgary. Many of the founders and early pioneers of Calgary and district are buried here.