St. Peter's Quamichan Anglican Church and Cemetery
St. Peter’s Quamichan Anglican Church and Cemetery

St. Peter’s Quamichan Anglican Church is located at 5800 Church Road, North Cowichan between Maple Bay Road and Tzouhalem Road. The church office phone is (250)746-6262. St. Peter’s Quamichan is part of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia.

An Anglican Church has stood on this site since 1866. The present church was consecrated in June 1877. Additions to the church building were made in 1893 and in the 1930s.

The churchyard contains a picturesque cemetery with interments dating back to 1866.

We are currently aware of the following 55 Freemasons interred in St. Peter’s Quamichan, including three former Mayors of Duncan, some prominent local businessmen, farmers, lawyers and a decorated RCMP Superintendent.

Here is the list of Freemasons we know to be interred in St. Peter’s Quamichan. They were members of Temple Lodge, No.33 unless otherwise noted.

  1. Robert John ADAM – died 1991
  2. David ALEXANDER (1854-1928)
  3. Richard Burpee ANDERSON – died 1912
  4. Ronald George Maunsell BRUCE – died 1991
  5. Robert Earl Stirling CHAMBERS- died 2011
  6. Herbert Naden CLAGUE – died 1921
  7. John Young COPEMAN – died 1958
  8. Norman Tressidor CORFIELD – died 1983. Also see Duncan Garage.
  9. Frank Walton DIBB – died 1933
  10. John DICK– died 1941
  11. Christopher DOBSON – died 1937
  12. John DUNBAR – died 1988
  13. Kenneth Forrest DUNCAN – died 1952 (note: first Mayor of Duncan, 1912)
  14. William Mordaunt DWYER – died 1948. Also see Duncan Elementary School
  15. James FINDLAY – died 1975
  16. George Adolphe GLAY – died 1954. also a member of Sioux Lookout Lodge No. 518, Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
  17. James GRIEG – died 1954 (note: former Mayor of Duncan)
  18. John Edward HALL – died 1944
  19. Edward Harry HEARN – died 2005 (member of Malahat Lodge, No.107, Past President of Cowichan Valley Shrine Club)
  20. Joseph Coupe HOLFORD – died 1946
  21. Richard Edward HORSFIELD – died 1986
  22. Percy Franklin JAYNES – died 1920 Ymir Lodge, No.31
  23. Hubert KEAST– died 1911
  24. Arthur Edward Cecil LANE – died 1947
  25. Arnold Seymer LANGLEY – died 1912
  26. Alfred Hinton LOMAS – died 1957
  27. James St. Leger MAITLAND-DOUGALL – died 1940
  28. William Thomas MARSHALL – died 1933
  29. Dr. Robert Campbell McGREGOR – died 1919
  30. Alexander Grant McKENZIE – died 2011
  31. Richard Guy MELLIN – died 1931
  32. Richard NELSON – died 1921
  33. Francis James NORIE – died 1946
  34. John Henry PETERSON – died 1917
  35. Sir Clive PHILLIPPS-WOLLEY – died 1918 (note: played a leading role in the creation of Strathcona Park on Vancouver Island) United Service Lodge, No.24
  36. Sir Charles Robert Fitzmaurice PIERS -died 1996
  37. Harold Fairfax PREVOST – died 1941 (note: former Mayor of Duncan. His business building is still standing at 45 Craig St., Duncan)
  38. Ernest Alfred PRICE – died 1920
  39. Francis Henry PRICE – died 1943
  40. Joseph PRICE – died 1955
  41. Emil Julius PRUESSING – died 1945
  42. Theodore Vincent SANDYS-WUNSCH – died 1966 (note: former RCMP A/Commissioner)
  43. Sidney Laing SCHOLEY – died 1972
  44. Llewellyn Donald SHEPPARD – died 1998
  45. John Ernest STILWELL– died 1957
  46. George Franklin TAUTZ – died 1925
  47. Robert TIPTON – died 1969
  48. Stanley Josiah TOMBS – died 1942
  49. Thomas Ethelbert TOMBS – died 1916
  50. Robinson VENTRESS – died 1910
  51. Hugh Francis VIDAL – died 1941
  52. William WALDON – died 1946
  53. Harry Osborn WELLBURN – died 1910
  54. James Henry WHITTOME – died 1936 (note: owned the Whittome Building in downtown Duncan.)
  55. Thomas Anthony WOOD – died 1945 (note: former Reeve of North Cowichan)
Ernest Alfred Price grave marker, St. Peter's Quamichan Anglican cemetery, North Cowichan.
Ernest Alfred Price grave marker, St. Peter’s Quamichan Anglican cemetery, North Cowichan.
James Evans, family grave, St. Peter's Quamichan cemetery
James Evans, family grave, St. Peter’s Quamichan cemetery
William Waldon grave, St. Peter's Quamichan Anglican Cemetery
William Waldon grave, St. Peter’s Quamichan Anglican Cemetery

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