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Laird Snow Bird School - Private Cemetery

Name of R.M.: Laird No.: 404
Name of Cemetery: Small private cemetery
Name of Community: unknown name
Name of Denomination: private
Condition of Cemetery:
Ownership of Cemetery:
Approximate number of burials: Approximately nine
Legal Land Location:
Recorded by: Sent in by Sylvia Regier
Date: 2008
Local Contact Person:
Phone No:
Comments: Old grave site west of Laird, Sask. Sisters, Albertine (Nickel) Speiser and Amanda (Nickel) Fischer passed this information on to Sylvia Regier.

Names of people buried there are:
Abe Klippenstein and two others that died in the 1918 flu
Henry Sawatzky
Frank Sawatzky?
Abe Heppner - died of diphtheria
Jake Heppner - died after 1925
Louise Rempel - died of a ruptured appendix
Ella Rempel - died at age 11 or 12

Amanda and Albertine remember singing "In Dem Himmel ist es Wunderschoen" at this funeral.

At present, Albertine Speiser lives in Saskatoon and Amanda in Waldheim.

These people were buried along a fence line east and south of the former Snowbird School and they said there used to be a fence around the graves. This land is now farmed by the Hutterite Colony located near the North Saskatchewan River between Waldheim and Laird. They did not know if there were gravestones to mark the graves. They were under the impression this area of graves had been worked with the surrounding land and there was nothing left to mark the grave sites.

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