Vernon & District Family History Society

SHARING GENEALOGY KNOWLEDGE SINCE 1982

All Saints Anglican Church Columbarium

The following is a transcription of All Saints Anglican Church Columbarium located in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.

Location

  • Latitude: 50o 15' 58.57" N.
  • Longitude: 119o 15' 58.59" W.
Inside the Columbarium

Historical Background

The Columbarium is housed within the All Saints Anglican Church in Vernon, B.C. The property is owned by the Diocese of the Kootenays. It is recorded that the first inurnment was in 1987 and the use of the columbarium continues.

Photo

Anglican churches in Vernon date back to 1893 when the first Anglican Church was built on the corner of 31st Street and 31st Avenue. It was replaced in 1907 when a larger church was built on the present day site of the church. This building burned in 1931 and was replaced with the present church.

Layout

There are approximately 282 niches within the columbarium and as of March 2010, 126 are in use.Within this private area are: one stone memorial marker in memory of Herbert Isley Masters and Edith Masters placed in the floor and seven memorial markers, mounted on the wall. Those honoured on the markers include:

Litany Desk
  • Jewell Sandra Butters (1994)
  • Price Ellison (1851-1932)
  • Sophie Christine Johnson Ellison (1851-1954)
  • Ho Mow (Tom) Kung (1965)
  • Samuel Henry Moore (1868-1994)
  • Maria Moore (1872-1957)
  • Lillian Joyce Stewart (1953)
  • Arthur Henry Jones-Williams (1865-1901)

The litany desk (right) located within the columbarium was made and presented in 1907 by G.H. Catt of Lumby, B.C. It is made of ancient wood from Winchester Cathedral and Romsey Abbey, Hampshire, England.

A Memorial Book containing the history of the inurnments is also located on the table in the entrance. This is a very peaceful and well maintained area located just off the main church.

Driving Directions

The church is located at 3205 27th Street in the City of Vernon.

Arieal View of All Saints Anglican Church Columbarium

Interments

Inurnments

The inurnments for the All Saints Anglican Columbarium can be viewed as a pdf file here » Inurnments.pdf

Additional sources of information:

  1. All Saints Anglican Church Columbarium records
  2. BC Vital Events Index
  3. Familysearch.org
  4. Oram, Edna. The history of Vernon 1867-1937. 1985.
  5. Vernon Morning Star

Last updated September 2011