Cemeteries

LANDSCAPE ANGLICAN CEMETERY

Located on the SE 1/4 of Sec. 14, Tp. 6, Rg. 27, W2nd

RM OF EXCEL #71

(1908 - 1917)



Just west of Landscape, Sk., three Church of England "Anglican" Ministers, Revs. Clement R. Brown, William J. H. McLean & John A. Horrocks, homesteaded, built a church, and ran a mission. They called themselves the Prairie Brotherhood, and in their spare time they ran a horse ranch. During winter months they kept a light burning in the church steeple, as a landmark for the wandering homesteader. Church services were also held in homes as they travelled all across the southern part of the province, visiting with the people and staying overnight wherever they happened to be. Many are the stories told of these men. One of them was caught in a storm at a homesteader's sod shack, and to pass the time of day he painted a large mural of Litchfield Cathedral on a wall.

Although the Reverends were always welcome visitors, they often brought with them some things that were not -- like bed bugs and lice. Most sod shacks had them, and as these men travelled and stayed at different places, they were sure to carry some along. This mission operated until 1917, at which time the missionaries moved on to larger more established congregations.

Their land was then purchased by Bill and Alfred Wenaus, who dismantled the Church and used the lumber to build themselves a home. The farmland is presently owned by Donald & Kathleen "Birchard" Stevenson (2012).

As for the Anglican Mission, all that remains to remind one of its existence is a cemetery with three lonely unmarked, untended graves, located on a knoll south of the present farm buildings. Isolated as it is, the cemetery remains quite neglected! (Some of the above information was gathered from the history book "We of Excel" copyright 1989, pages 32, 33 & 44).

The land the three ministers homesteaded, along with the year they obtained their patents is as follows. P.S. According to homestead requirements, one should generally backup three years for the actual year a homestead application was filed!

Brown, Clement R. -- SE 1/4 of Sec. 14 T. 6 R. 27 W2nd -- Dec 07, 1911

McLean, William J. H. -- NE 1/4 of Sec. 14 T. 6 R. 27 W2nd -- Nov 18, 1912

Horrocks, John A. -- NW 1/4 of Sec. 14 T. 6 R. 27 W2nd -- Jan 03, 1913

There is no registrar for this cemetery. Known burials are recorded herein, and are accessible at the Willow Bunch Museum and on the Internet at www.willowbunch.ca .

For a current total of the number of people buried in this and/or other cemeteries, please access internet heading "Cemetery List".

All burials in the LANDSCAPE ANGLICAN CEMETERY cemetery:

Banks, Unknown
Notes:Daughter of Joseph & Alice Banks
Born:0000
Died:1913
Status:Baby - [twin]
Burial Site:LANDSCAPE ANGLICAN CEMETERY - RM OF EXCEL #71
Plot/Block:Unknown
Site Marker:Site Marker/Photo # Nil
Banks, Unknown
Notes:Daughter of Joseph & Alice Banks
Born:0000
Died:1913
Status:Baby - [twin]
Burial Site:LANDSCAPE ANGLICAN CEMETERY - RM OF EXCEL #71
Plot/Block:Unknown
Site Marker:Site Marker/Photo # Nil
McDowell, Alexander
Notes:Son of Unknown
Born:0000
Died:1914
Status:Single
Burial Site:LANDSCAPE ANGLICAN CEMETERY - RM OF EXCEL #71
Plot/Block:Unknown
Site Marker:Site Marker/Photo # Nil