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Royal View Memorial Cemetery

Located at 5920 13 Street North

  • Royal View Memorial Cemetery opened in August of 2013, the first interment occurred in September of 2013.
  • The cemetery entrance is just north of the Pavan Park road
  • Cemetery named Royal View Memorial Cemetery October 4, 2011.
  • Royal View Memorial Cemetery Official Ground Breaking May 8, 2012
  • 350 trees and 525 shrubs were planted in the fall of 2012 with the remainder added in the spring of 2013

 

 

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The History Behind the Name

  • March 4, 2010 a group of staff members at the Galt Museum suggested the name Royal View based on the cemeteries proximity (just two kilometres north of the site) to an old mining town; to give you an idea of the actual location of the town there was a suspension bridge across the river from Diamond City to Royal View back in the day
  • According to the Galt Museum historical data; the town of Royal View started somewhere around 1908 and lasted until the 1920s (in particular the school)
  • In 1910 the town had a population of about 400 but was pretty much completely gone a decade later.
  • Royal View (the town) was also known as Royal City and as Coal City
  • It shared its name with the Royal View Mine that was also located in that area
  • The mine operated from 1923 to 1942
  • The Royal Collieries Ltd. operated from 1907 to 1912
  • The Royal Lethbridge Collieries Ltd. operated from 1925 to 1928 and the New Royal View Mine from 1944 to 1946
  • Read more about the Royal View Mine

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