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.

Here is a map showing the location of St. Peter’s Quamichan Anglican Church and Cemetery:

 

 

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. Cecil Leander BRADSHAW – died 1939
  5. Ronald George Maunsell BRUCE – died 1991
  6. Robert Earl Stirling CHAMBERS– died 2011
  7. Herbert Naden CLAGUE – died 1921
  8. John Young COPEMAN – died 1958
  9. Norman Tressidor CORFIELD – died 1983. Also see Duncan Garage.
  10. Frank Walton DIBB – died 1933
  11. John DICK– died 1941
  12. Christopher DOBSON – died 1937
  13. John DUNBAR – died 1988
  14. Kenneth Forrest DUNCAN – died 1952 (note: first Mayor of Duncan, 1912)
  15. William Mordaunt DWYER – died 1948. Also see Duncan Elementary School
  16. James FINDLAY – died 1975
  17. George Adolphe GLAY – died 1954. also a member of Sioux Lookout Lodge No. 518, Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
  18. James GRIEG – died 1954 (note: former Mayor of Duncan)
  19. John Edward HALL – died 1944
  20. Edward Harry HEARN – died 2005 (member of Malahat Lodge, No.107, Past President of Cowichan Valley Shrine Club)
  21. Joseph Coupe HOLFORD – died 1946
  22. Richard Edward HORSFIELD – died 1986
  23. Percy Franklin JAYNES – died 1920 Ymir Lodge, No.31
  24. Hubert KEAST– died 1911
  25. Arthur Edward Cecil LANE – died 1947
  26. Arnold Seymer LANGLEY – died 1912
  27. Alfred Hinton LOMAS – died 1957
  28. James St. Leger MAITLAND-DOUGALL – died 1940
  29. William Thomas MARSHALL – died 1933
  30. Dr. Robert Campbell McGREGOR – died 1919
  31. Alexander Grant McKENZIE – died 2011
  32. Richard Guy MELLIN – died 1931
  33. Richard NELSON – died 1921
  34. Francis James NORIE – died 1946
  35. John Henry PETERSON – died 1917
  36. 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
  37. Sir Charles Robert Fitzmaurice PIERS -died 1996
  38. Harold Fairfax PREVOST – died 1941 (note: former Mayor of Duncan. His business building is still standing at 45 Craig St., Duncan)
  39. Ernest Alfred PRICE – died 1920
  40. Francis Henry PRICE – died 1943
  41. Joseph PRICE – died 1955
  42. Emil Julius PRUESSING – died 1945
  43. Theodore Vincent SANDYS-WUNSCH – died 1966 (note: former RCMP A/Commissioner)
  44. Sidney Laing SCHOLEY – died 1972
  45. Llewellyn Donald SHEPPARD – died 1998
  46. John Ernest STILWELL– died 1957
  47. George Franklin TAUTZ – died 1925
  48. Robert TIPTON – died 1969
  49. Stanley Josiah TOMBS – died 1942
  50. Thomas Ethelbert TOMBS – died 1916
  51. Robinson VENTRESS – died 1910
  52. Hugh Francis VIDAL – died 1941
  53. William WALDON – died 1946
  54. Harry Osborn WELLBURN – died 1910
  55. James Henry WHITTOME – died 1936 (note: owned the Whittome Building in downtown Duncan.)
  56. 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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