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Headstones & Monuments in the Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery, Yukon

Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery Index

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The Columbian Monument
Sacred to the memory of
J. Welsh, 1st Officer
L. C. Cowper, purser
P. Murray, sailor
J. Smith, sailor
E. Morgan, fireman
J. Woods, fireman

Who met their deaths by the burning of the Str. Columbian near Eagle Rock on the Yukon River, Sep. 25, 1906

Erected by the employees of the British Yukon Nav. Co. Ltd.

War Memorial

Sacred to the memory of the Southern Yukon men who made the ultimate sacrifice

Erected by the I.O.D.E. (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire), Dec. 8th, 1918

War Memorial

Dedicated to the glory of God and to those who served their country.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.
Erected by the Royal Canadian Legion, Whitehorse (Pacific) Branch #259, 1959 A.D.

Martin Berrigan

Born in Ontario in 1871
Died on February 26, 1950.

Rest in peace

Martin Berrigan worked in the Dawson City area from 1898-1939, and is most famous for building the "Log Skyscraper" in Whitehorse.

Martha Louise Black, O.B.E., F.R.G.S.

Born February 24, 1866, in Chicago, Illinois (the headstone inscription is incorrect)
Died in Whitehorse on October 31, 1957

Beloved wife of George Black

In the early years of the last century, George and Martha Louise Black forged a political partnership that helped guide the Yukon into the modern era. Martha was made an F.R.G.S. (Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society) in 1917, and was awarded the O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire) in 1948.

Afe Brown

1883 - 1953

Life's work well done

Afe Brown is in the Yukon Prospectors Hall of Fame as co-discoverer of gold-silver showings in the Carmacks area.

May Caddy

1855 - 1950

Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God


Pilot Leslie E. Cook

1908 - 1942

To memory ever dear

Pilot Les Cook, and mechanics Donald Dickson and Ken McLean, died when Cook's Norseman crashed in downtown Whitehorse on December 4, 1942.

Harold Coulter
? - March 1923

Winifred Marigold Coulter
? - March 1923

In Loving Memory

Kathleen Adeline Coward (Kathleen Adeline Martin Cowaret)

Wife of Alex. Coward

1887 - 1958 (the Archives of Alberta states that Kathleen Adeline Martin was born in Manitoba in 1888.)

Missionary 42 years, Yukon Diocese

William J. Dixon
1888 - 1966

Gladys M. Dixon
1899 - 1963

Gone but not Forgotten

William Stephenson Drury

Born 1870 in Lincolnshire, England
Died at Whitehorse, Yukon, in 1953

"Bill" Drury, with partner Isaac Taylor, owned the large Taylor and Drury Ltd. merchandising company.

In Memory of

Emil Joseph Forrest

January 1889 - August 1960

A beloved brother and a Yukon pioneer at peace

Emil Forrest was one of the most experienced of Yukon River pilots and skippers - click here for more information about his life.

Andrew Harold Gibson
1882 - 1957
Commissioner of the Yukon Territory, 15 Aug. 1950 - 15 Oct. 1951

Lena MacPherson Gibson
1883 - 1960

Constable Francis Edmond Harbottle, Royal North-West Mounted Police (RNWMP)
Regimental No. 3788

1880 - 1943

Sergeant C. S. Harper, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Died December 11, 1922

In loving memory of

Gilbert Joyce

Born Fresh-Water, Nfld.
Died May 9, 1907

Absent no dead, gone but not forgotten

Gilbert Joyce and William P. Grainger died in the Copper King Mine, suffocated when they went to check on a fire that had been lit to melt ice out of a shaft.

Kumasaburo Kojimoto

Died November 14, 1907
Aged 27 years

William S. Lanktree
of Stirling, Ont.

Born May 28, 1876
Drowned in Rink Rapids June 9, 1904

Hannah Larsen

Born July 20th, 1920
Died ... 12th, 1934

In memory of

Ole Ferdinand Larsen

Born March 5, 1853, Kaas, Denmark
Died March 9, 1924

Erected by his friends