Community Profile - Neepawa History & Heritage - Riverside Cemetery

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Riverside Cemetery is located on Smith Drive, in the North East corner of Neepawa. There are well over 2500 graves covered each summer with flowers, under the perpetual care program. It is said that there are more flower covered graves at Riverside than in any other graveyard in North America . The cemetery is peaceful and picturesque with the many flower beds, flower covered graves and plentiful trees groomed to perfection.
 
Neepawa, Manitoba's Picturesque Riverside Cemetery, by local historian Cecil Pittman
 
Riverside Cemetery is the final resting place for famous author, Margaret Laurence and contains the family burial plot for the founding family, the Grahams. Riverside Cemetery is the furthest west burial place for a victim of the sinking of the Titanic. The cemetery is best known for the Davidson Memorial, or more often called the Stone Angel. The Riverside Cemetery has lots available for sale, niches in the columbarium and spots in the cremation gardens. Lots and perpetual care can be pre-purchased. Seasonal Care is available on a yearly basis. Current Prices (GST included):
 
Should you require further information, please contact our office at neepawa@wcgwave.ca or Jack Follows, Cemetery Custodian at 476-7648.