January 2009 Update
Starting in 1985, KDGS began to transcribe the cemeteries located in the area from Peachland to Oyama and published these transcriptions. These booklets are no longer available. Now, a committee is actively working on updating these transcriptions.
The Cemetery Recording Committee is in the process of compiling the information from recent transcription fieldtrips and plans to have new updated booklets and/or CDs available for sale. We are presently working on new transcriptions for:
• Peachland Cemetery and Cenotaph
• Westbank Cemetery
• Oyama Community Cemetery
• Old Winfield Cemetery
• Winfield Cemetery
• St. Theresa Cemetery
• Immaculate Conception Cemetery
• St. Andrew’s Cemetery
• Kelowna Cemetery and Cenotaph
Photographs have been taken of the gravemarkers in Peachland and Westbank Cemeteries and these are now available for viewing online at Murray Pletsch’s website, British Columbia Gravemarker Gallery, in the Thompson Okanagan section http://www.gravemarkers.ca/british/okanagan/index.htm
Photographs of Oyama Community Cemetery and St. Theresa Cemetery are in the process of being compiled and will be available later at this site.
If you have any questions about this project or want further information, please contact Susan, Chairperson of the Cemetery Recording Committee, at susandec at gmail.com