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This section includes Blocks 1 to 52. The earliest grave in the west side was interred in 1920. Regular, cremation and infant interments can be accommodated here. There are approximately 3600 regular and 800 infant lots in this area.
Flying Shot cemetery and Mission Cemetery are located in the West Side.
Flyingshot Lake Cemetery
This cemetery was established in the Flying Shot Lake District in 1914 on behalf of the Presbyterian Church. It was the first cemetery in the Grande Prairie area and is now fully contained within the currant cemetery.
The land was granted by the Department of the Interior on March 17, 1914 and the first burial occurred that November with the interment of A.W. Hamilton.
The Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-19 claimed hundreds of lives in the Grande Prairie area and many of these victims are buried in this cemetery.
This cemetery was originally the property of La Corporation Episcopal Catholique Romaine de Grouard, located along the banks of Bear Creek. In 1964, it was recognized that sections of private property and roadway along Bear Creek were eroding and this cemetery was at risk.
The City of Grande Prairie approved the transfer of the Mission Cemetery to a section of the Grande Prairie Cemetery, which was completed by September 26, 1966.
The City extended every effort to determine the identity of all those interred in the Mission Cemetery; however, only 61 of the 123 individuals buried there have been identified. On July 28, 1996, a monument was erected to commemorate those identified and unidentified persons formerly interred in the Mission Cemetery.
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