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Malakwa Cemetery

The following is a transcription of Malakwa Cemetery located in Malakwa, British Columbia, Canada.

Location

  • Latitude: 50o 55' 57.52" N.
  • Longitude: 118o 47' 32.00" W.
Entrance to Malakwa Cemetery

Historical Background

After the Presbyterian/United Church was built in 1923, land was purchased for a cemetery. The first person to be laid to rest in the Malakwa Cemetery was Anna Sederberg in 1926. The name Malakwa is a Chinook jargon word for Mosquito.

This is a public cemetery currently in use and it is administered by the Regional District.

Layout

The Malakwa Cemetery is contained in approximately 2 acres. The burials are laid out in east/west direction in levelled graves. There are both upright raised markers and flat markers set flush with the ground. The cemetery is completely surrounded by a chain link fence.

Inside of Malakwa Cemetery

In one part of the cemetery white corner posts with a chain between and white painted logs on the ground surround an area about fifteen feet square in which a plaque with the following inscription rests among small evergreens.

  • IN REMEMBRANCE
  • Josef Schandelle 1923 - 1990
  • Vic Erikson 1935 - 1993
  • C. Audrey Bridge 1940 - 1985
  • Bert W.Cullis 1911 - 1985
  • Charlane Cook 1945 - 1995
  • Alfred "Alf"Eckert 1933 - 1995
  • Frederica C. Telford 1918 - 1983
  • Sven Erik Erickson 1907 - 1979
  • Hugh Gresham 1916 - 1986
  • Isabel Gresham 1918 - 1995
  • Jabez "Dave"Guy 1911 - 1997
  • Phylis Lozier 1932 - 1996
  • Sten Manfred Astrom 1908 - 1930
  • Mike Osinchuk 1920 - 1997
Inside of Malakwa Cemetery

Driving Directions

Near the Malakwa Café and Eagle View Hotel turn west onto a short access road that will lead to Malakwa Road.

Turn north onto Malakwa Road and travel for 0.8 km.

Turn east onto Malakwa Cemetery Road for 0.1 km.

The Malakwa Cemetery can be located on the left hand side. The cemetery borders the Trans-Canada Highway and can be seen from it; however there is no direct access from the Highway.

Arieal View of Mara Cemetery Location

Burials:

The interments for the Malakwa Cemetery can be viewed as a pdf file here » Interments.pdf

Additional sources of information:

  1. British Columbia Vital Events Index
  2. Eagle Valley Views: The One Hundred Year Pictorial History of Sicamous and the Eagle Valley, The Sicamous - Eagle Valley Centennial Book Committee, 1985

Last updated 1997