McInnes Creek Chapel Ontario Canada
McInnes Creek Chapel is approx 6 miles away from Harris Hill Resort. It is a quaint little church nestled in the pine trees, and it still holds several events and activities every year. It has been restored and kept up by the neighbourhood in that area.
Emma Sandmoen donated about 140 acres, that was transferred on June 14, 1944 to the
Lutheran congregation of McInnes Creek. Some of her family still live in the surrounding areas.
McInnes Creek Church was built around 1939, and provided services as a Grace Lutheran Church until the 1950's. For a few years after that, a Youth Minister would come to do services in the summer. As the area's population continued to dwindle, that only lasted a few years also.
The local people decided to restore and do the upkeep on the church and grounds, and named it McInnes Creek CHAPEL, instead of Church. It then changed from a Lutheran Church to a non-denominational Chapel.
Every year they have a Hymn Sing and Supper at Christmas time.
They usually hold a yearly Garage Sale with alot of donated items for sale.
They usually host a "fall supper" or a fish fry.
There is still the occasional wedding or funeral held here.
McInnes Creek Chapel / Church with some gravestones in the fore front.
McInnes Creek Chapel / Church has some gravestones with incredible images engraved on them to commererate and provide a tribute to the lives of the people buried there.
The most memorable aspect of the McInnes Creek Chapel is the gravestones.
The neighbourhood, as well as other community people, take pride in the church grounds and cemetery also.
The first grave was in 1939, the year the church was built. It belongs to a little boy named Dennis Jensen who died of a heart defect at the age of only one year old.
There are WW1 as well as other WW11 Veterans buried here.
Memorial plaques are being set up in the Chapel to commemorate all of the soldiers.
I have never seen such picturesque and detailed head stones in my life. Very memorable.
Gravestone for Tony (& Lynn) Beyak at McInnes Creek Chapel/Church.
This picture portrays the view of the back side of the gravestone with our resort etched lovingly into the stone.
Front view of Tony & Lynn's headstone.
This Front view of Tony & Lynn Beyak's headstone depicts the loving couple on Tony's Birthday that they just shared together 8 days before his unexpected passing.
Harris Hill Resort, previously known as Windy Bay Lodge, is etched in the back of the head stone of Tony Beyak, a previous owner of this resort who passed away in April of 2002, the same month as we purchased the Lodge. They so loved the Lodge and only sold out of family necessity.
There are many other headstones and gravemarkers that represent the lives and loves of the people who are buried there.
McInnes Creek Chapel is sacred and beautiful, charming and quaint, loved and used to this day. The love and peacefulness you feel there is real.
There is something special about McInnes Creek Chapel that you have to experience for yourself.
Tours can also be arranged to view this incredible historic Church.
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