CLEARVIEW CEMETERY – Harptree

(R.M of Bengough #40) – (1916 to 2024)

This burial site was surveyed and purchased in 1916, by a company formed to administer the affairs of Harptree Clearview Cemetery. The full purchase price for the land was $75.00. The first interment took place on April 10, 1916 and the most recent burial is likewise listed in the Master File.

Clearview Cemetery is situated — from Willow Bunch — nine and a half miles east on the bottom grid-road, then three miles south going towards Harptree, Sk. The cemetery is on the east side of the grid-road.

LAND LOCATION: the NW 1/4 of Sec. 22, Tp. 4, Rg. 26, W2nd, in Bengough R.M. #40.

A metal gate with a decorative overhead arch, inscribed with the words “Harptree Community Cemetery” (a deviation from the true name), adorns the main entrance. A little to the south of the main gate is a small walk-in metal gate for the convenience of visitors. The grounds are always well kept, and the cemetery is appropriately fenced.

The books for this cemetery are kept by Barry Kemp in Bengough, Sk. Phone #268 4556 or 268 4522. They’re also accessible in albums at the Willow Bunch Museum and on the Internet at www.willowbunch.ca .

Those people listed in the Master File with “Yes” by the notation “Site Marker:”, have a headstone/marker and their burial spot was located. All other people have no known headstone/marker and their burial spot was not found.

All headstones in the cemetery were checked in person on December 27, 1997, by Gilles A. Bonneau. Afterward, Mr. Bonneau and his brother, Janvier C. Bonneau, painstakingly typed in all the particulars for each entry, with Gilles doing the final editing.

All names were originally checked against the cemetery register, by Kyreon Rood and Gilles A. Bonneau, for accuracy and to include those people without a headstone. Additional updates were supplied by the current registrar, Mr. Barry Kemp, who made all necessary inquiries in the early months of 2013.