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Sunshine Cemetery
aka Ellis Cemetery - Finmark Cemetery - Dawson Road Cemetery - Rowan

Located Lot 18, Con 1 Dawson Road Lots
Lars & Ann Lofquist donated the land in 1919 for the Cemetery
Read the History of the Sunshine Cemetery
Courtesy of Bertil Lindstrom Nov 16, 2010

Sunshine Cemetery Project - under construction
Courtesy of William Taylor Dec 2016

In an ongoing effort to update the burials in the cemetery we are looking for any information to help us.
If you have any family or know of anyone buried here that were missed, we would like to hear from you.
Please contact William Taylor the Boy Scout Leader who with his scouts
took on the enormous task of fixing up the cemetery from 1991 -1996
or Jude's Family & Local History

Names marked with a * indicate another source for name/birth/death date
such as an obituary, birth/death/marriage registration etc...when no specific date of death is available or given

Thunder Bay Public Library - Newspaper References:
(CJ) - Chronicle Journal - (FWDTJ) Fort William Daily Times Journal - (PANC) Port Arthur News Chronicle

1998 - 2017 - JFLH

Updated Jan 11, 2017

Aho, Harold Wilhem died between 1923 & 1931

Anderson, Anga (Sandstrom) Jan 27, 1885 - May 13, 1934
Anderson, Baby Boy Aug 18, 1927
Anderson, Eric Nov 21, 1919 age 3mos 20dys
Anderson, Erik
Anderson, Oscar Erik *Jan 30, 1882 - Dec 30, 1925

Antti, Henry July 13, 1935 - Mar 15, 1937
Antti, June Marion June 28 - Sept 10, 1931


Bengston, Theresa
May 26, 1939 Age 45

Bengston, Emma Theresa Laura (Lofquist)
(FWDTJ) nee Lofquist May 17, 1939 age 45 yrs - JFLH

Bostrom, Baby Girl *July 28, 1926
Bostrum, Erika Feb 15, 1941 age 52 yrs
Bostrom, Frances Dec 31, 1925 - Jan 2, 1926
Bostrom, John Ben *Nov 23-Dec 21, 1932 aged 4 wks
Bostrom, Jester Holger *Feb 27, 1919 aged 4 yrs, 9 mos

Carter, Alexander Charles Dec 6, 1919 age 13 mos

Heikkinen, Lassi/Lauri Pekka *July 17, 1909 - Apr 23, 1922

Hill, Edla *Apr 10, 1941 age 73

Photo courtesy of William Taylor

Kari, Allen Apr 12, 1921 age 12 mos.?
Kari, Arva Frans Askell Feb 12, 1913 - July 29, 1930
Kari, Frank died Jan 17, 1920 age 35 yrs

Kiviniemi, Fanny Jan 10 - 18, 1941

Knox, David Tindale *May 13, 1926 age 72 yrs 6 mos

Koskinen, John Feb 27 - Aug 27, 1926
Koskinen, Sarah [Knox] June 18, 1895 - Mar 21, 1931

Larson, Bernard Elmer Aug 17, 1923 - Mar 1, 1926

Lindstrom, Baby Girl Oct 22 - 23, 1941
Lindstrom, Johanna (Hagglund) Sept 30, 1878 - Dec 31, 1934

Lozinsky, Anthony *Oct 16, 1928 - Nov 4, 1928

Makela, Kauko Baden Mar 17, 1918 - Feb 5, 1920

Matson, Paananen, Mary (Kournaen)[Paananen] *May 4, 1926 age 36

Miller, Barney Peter *May 30, 1915 - June 18, 1920
Miller, Stillborn Female Mar 7, 1919 d/o Peter

Modeen, Olaf Carl (Medin) *May 10, 1928 aged 40

Nelson, Olof *Dec 2, 1917 age 24 years


Our Darling
NIEMI
Nov 1st, 1923

Niemi, Emil
(Burial list)
(Ancestry) Baby Boy Nov 1 - 2, 1923 - JFLH


NIEMI
July 27, 1932

Niemi, Edward
(Burial list)

Niemi, Baby Boy
(Ancestry) July 27, 1932 - JFLH

Nyman, Emma (Parman) *Jan 3, 1897 - July 16, 1928

Paananen, Ero John *Jan 28, 1913 - Mar 6, 1932
Paananen, Matias Walder *June 12, 1919

Left - Evelina & Herbert Paulson
Right - Olaf Anshelm Paulson
Paulson, Anna Fousta Evangeline (Lofquist)
Sept 20, 1894 - *Apr 2, 1928

Paulson, Herbert Allen
Mar 13 - Apr 10, 1928

Paulson, Olaf Anshelm
1891 - *Sept 27, 1932

Paulson, Catherine/Karin Sept 24, 1919 age 63
Paulson, Olaf *May 31, 1917 age 58

Rajakisto, John died Feb 5, 1966 & is buried in Riverside Cemetery
Rajakisto, Ursula Julia June 12, 1930 - May 1, 1933

Saari, Souma Sanni *Jan 18, 1894 - June 17, 1929

Salo, Allen Armas Feb 2, 1931 - May 28, 1936
Salo, John May 4, 1945
Salo, Waino *May 9, 1938 age 42

Svenson, Anders Gustaf
1890 - Apr 8, 1942
Svenson, John Adolph *Dec 14, 1943

Swanson, Hanna Linea (Lundgren) *1900 - Dec 23, 1932

Talavitie, Isaac, *Oct 9, 1919 age 50

Wierkko, Oscar
1873 - *Apr 14, 1941

Wierkko, Emelia (Haapa)
Mar 4, 1879 - Apr 15, 1934

Wierkko, Martha Aili Helena Apr 9, 1928 - Sept 25, 1928

Photo Courtesy of William Taylor

The fence in the background is around Oscar & Emelia's grave & the small one in front is for Martha - B.T.

Wooden Crosses - many of them unmarked - are the final resting place
of many of the early settlers of the Sunshine area.


1998 - 2017 - JFLH

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