Vernon & District Family History Society

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Fauquier New Cemetery

The following is a transcription of the Fauquier Cemetery, also know as the Lakeview Cemetery, located in Fauquier, British Columbia, Canada.

Location

  • Latitude: 49o 52'07.10"N
  • Longitude: 118o 04'51.73"W
Inside Fauquier Cemetery

Historical Background

Located on a gravel road hidden from view by heavy bush, this is a new cemetery that was developed in Fauquier in the 1960’s. It was set up to replace the old cemetery which was submerged by the waters of Arrow Lake when B.C. Hydro raised the lake level by dam construction. However because of soil instability the original cemetery burials did not suffer the same fate as other cemeteries in the area and the approximately 13 burials were moved to the new site.

Inside Fauquier Cemetery

Layout

The cemetery has double entrance gates and is well kept, however because of surrounding bush; it is hidden from the road.

Entrance fence of Fauquier Cemetery

Driving Directions

Fauquier is 60 km south of Nakusp on Highway 6 and is the eastern terminus of the Arrow Lakes ferry crossing.

Approaching the ferry dock from the east, turn to the right at the first business frontage road on to Upper Fauquier Road.

Go past Willow Loop Road then turn to the right on gravel just prior to a rock bluff on the left.

Having turned right, proceed 50 feet and turn left.

After turning left, proceed 50 feet and the cemetery is on the right.

Google View of Fauquier Cemetery

Interments

The burials for the Fauquier Cemetery can be viewed as a pdf file here » burial_list.pdf

Additional sources of information:

  1. Annett Devlin
  2. Familysearch.org
  3. Just Where is Edgewood?, Edgewood History Book Committee, 1991
  4. Royal BC Museum - BC Archives (Genealogy Database)
  5. Vernon Morning Star Newspaper

Last updated February 2017