Orginally Assumption Parish was located on this land 3 miles south of the hamlet of Bodo (or 22.5 miles south of Provost)on secondary highway 899. the land, first held by the CPR. On the east side of the road is an abandoned two-story house, once the Parish House. The farm house across the road served as the church. The cemetery road is just north of the Parish House and leads east a short distance through a field to the fenced cemetery. The road entrance is marked by a home crafted sign.
A visit to the cemetery reminds one of the importance of custom and tradition. Many of the graves are marked with large metal crosses, intricate in design, symbolizing religious beliefs. A local blacksmith in Bodo made many of these. Other graves are marked with simple iron crosses, some of which are unidentified.
The cemetery was established in the early 1900's when this open prairie countryside was first being settled. Valentine Sperling and Veronica Wotschell were buried in 1912.
In 2012 a restoration project was started to improve the appearance of many of the graves, and to discover people buried that have unmarked graves. If you think you have some family member buried and they are not on the list, please contact me through the email. Also if you would like to donate financially please let me know as well. If you would like to talk to the person who mapped the cemetary over the past 4 years, please call Allan Heck:780-753-6652.
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