|St. Peter's Church Cemetery|
Also known as: Bostock Family Cemetery
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
British Columbia Canada
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
AKA Monte Creek Anglican Church Cemetery
Although a part of St. Peter's Church the actual cemetery is not located beside the church which is situated just north of Trans-Canada Way (Highway 1), on Bostock Road West.
In order to reach the cemetery from the Trans-Canada Highway, take the Hook Road exit and proceed south on it until the intersection with Dallas Road.
Turn east onto Dallas Road and proceed approximately 1.6 km until the intersection with Monte Creek Road.
Turn right onto Monte Creek Road and proceed approximately 300 meters until 1457 Monte Creek Road.
Turn onto this driveway and travel up the hill 200 meters when the gate to the cemetery can be seen.
For those who wish to use Google Maps go to "GOOGLE MAPS" and enter 1457 Monte Creek Road, Monte Creek.
Source: Vernon & District Historical Society
The area of Monte Creek was originally known as 'Ducks' , named for Jacob Duck, an Englishman, who purchased the ranch previously owned by a Mexican named 'Monte' in 1863. Jacob Duck bought the ranch for a few hundred dollars worth of gold dust. In 1896, the area became known as 'Monte Creek'.
St. Peter's Church was first established by the Anglicans in Monte Creek in the late 1800's.The current church was erected in memory of Alexander Hewitt Bostock, son of Senator Hewitt and Lizzie Bostock. Alexander Bostock died at age 23 in 1916 in WWI.
The St. Peter's Church Cemetery was first established in the early 1900'. The first marked grave dates to 1906. The site was consecrated by the Bishop of Kootenay on Sunday, July 31 at 5:00 pm. The cemetery land was also a donation from the Senator and his wife.
The cemetery is approximately an acre in size and well maintained by the residents who live next to the cemetery. It is enclosed by a wire fence on all sides with a metal gate enclosing the area. The graves are laid out east/west.
The majority of the monuments are made of concrete, stone, marble and granite. There is a mix of old, upright markers and flat markers.