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Duck Range Union Cemetery

The following is a transcription of the Duck Range Union Cemetery located on Lower Duck Range Road in Pritchard, British Columbia, Canada. Legal Land Location: NE ¼ Sec 22 Twp 19 Range 14.

Location

  • Latitude: 50o 38' 1.48" N.
  • Longitude: 119o 51' 17.79" W.
Enterance to Duck Range Union Cemetery

Historical Background

The Duck Range Union Cemetery is an interdenominational cemetery whose existence dates over 100 years. The land for this cemetery was purchased from Jane Munger on 21 December 1909 for $1.00.

Some of the trustees of the cemetery included Frank Munger, Hugh Sinclair, Alexander Allan, Robert Brett and Henry Green Bowling.

A land survey was conducted in 1921 and the cemetery was subsequently registered in Kamloops at the Land Titles Office as Plan B - 1188.

Official records for the Duck Range Union Cemetery are believed to have been kept by Lifetime Trustee Frank Munger. When he moved to Burns Lake he possibly took the records with him and unfortunately a house fire destroyed all of his belongings; consequently, there are no accurate records as to who is buried in the cemetery or where they are buried.

Layout

The Duck Range Union Cemetery is a small public interdenominational cemetery. According to the markers in the cemetery the first burial was in 1909.

Although the cemetery is still in use, there appears to be very little maintenance done to either the cemetery itself or the markers. The minimal maintenance done is that the surrounding field is mowed.

Duck Range Union Cemetery, view #1

The cemetery is approximately 1 acre in size, surrounded by a wire fence and a metal gate for entry.

There are approximately 15 graves, at least 3 unmarked. The graves are levelled and there are upright raised markers and some flat markers set flush with the ground. The materials used for the markers are slate, marble and brick.

Duck Range Union Cemetery, view #2

Driving Directions

In Pritchard from the Pritchard Store at 4132 Trans Canada Hwy.

Travel 0.8 km south on Martin Prairie Road (road is located east of the store).

Turn right on to Duck Range Road and proceed for 5.1 km.

Turn west (right) on Lower Duck Range Road and travel for 3.1 km.

The Duck Range Union Cemetery is located on the south (left) hand side of the road just west of the address, 3564 Lower Duck Range Road.

Duck Range Union Cemetery - Google View

Burials

The interments for the Duck Range Union Cemetery can be viewed as a pdf file here » interments.pdf

Additional sources of information:

  1. BC Vital Events Index
  2. Church of England. Grand Prairie with Ducks, Shuswap & Chase Parish Records.
  3. familysearch.org
  4. Fox, Dorothy and Wendy Stewart. Cemeteries. Pursuit of Memories. Wendy Stewart. The Pritchard Historical Society. 1990
  5. Stewart, Wendy

Last updated April 2013