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Northern Cemeteries and Graves

A Guide to Fort Selkirk, Yukon


Fort Selkirk Cemetery, Yukon

by Murray Lundberg


Fort Selkirk Cemetery, Yukon

    There are 2 or 3 cemeteries at Fort Selkirk, depending on how you define a cemetery. The Fort Selkirk Cemetery is the cemetery for non-Native people, located in the forest at the upriver end of the community. Within this cemetery is the Yukon Field Force Cemetery, for the 3 members of the Canadian Army's Yukon Field Force who died while serving in Fort Selkirk. The other cemetery is the Fort Selkirk First Nations Cemetery, for Native people - it is located at the opposite (downriver) end of the community. There are also an unknown number of other unmarked gravesites scattered throughout the town.

We have also posted some other photos of various aspects of the Fort Selkirk Cemetery.





In memory of our darling baby

Wade T. Blaker

Son of Mr. & Mrs Blaker
Born at Ft. Selkirk Dec. 1st 1898
Died Mch. 7th, 1899, age three months, 6 days

A close view of the headboard can be seen here.





In memory of
H. Bulmer
Died Aug. 9th, 1898, Aged 52 Years

A close view of the headboard can be seen here, and another one from 2013 when it was in better condition here.





In loving memory

Anna Caddy (Horsfall)
1913-1999

This granite marker is at the foot of the headboard for 2-year-old Charles Horsfall.





In memory of

Alexander Calder

Born: 1852 - Cape Breton N.S.
Died: 1900 - Minto Yukon
"Not Forgotten"
August 2000

A close view of the headboard can be seen here, and of the small plaque here.





In loving memory of

Charles Horsfall

Died Sept 4th, 1910, aged 2 years

A close view of the headboard can be seen here.





R.I.P.
In loving memory of

Hazel McDiarmid

Born Sep 22, 1888
Died April 8, 1937

A close view of the headboard can be seen here.





In loving memory of

John F. K. MacMartin

Born June 6, 1856
Died Jan. 16, 1939
At rest

A broad view of the grave can be seen here.





In memory of

Peter Oleson

Born January 2nd 1857
Died February 13 1924

A close view of the headboard can be seen here.





In memory of

Harold H. Pitts

Who died January 3, 1913
Aged 64
A native of London, England

A close view of the headstone can be seen here.





In memory of

William Humbhrey Swinehart

A close view of the headboard can be seen here.





Unknown #1





Unknown #2





Unknown #3

A close view of the headboard can be seen here.





In the grave enclosure of Charles Horsfall is a piece of plywood with five small memorial plaques rivetted to it:

Zimmerlee, James Joseph (Joddy)
1924-1996
R.C. Navy vet
Free from the kat skiner dangers

Schofield & Zimmerlee fur trade
Selkirk & Russell Creek
1918-1938
Billie & Art will rest as they lived here in the Yukon

Zimmerlee (Horsfall), Lily
1903-1965
Rests beside her brother

Alcock, James William George
1920-1998
R.C. Army vet
Rests at his Richmond home

Money (Caddy), Shirley
1943-1998
Rests beside her mother







The Fort Selkirk Cemetery on July 20, 2013.