Sturgeon Lake (Calais) Residential School

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Primary Name(s): Sturgeon Lake (Calais)

Location: Calais, AB

Religious Entity(ies): Catholic

Operating Dates: 1907 -1961

In 1905 Roman Catholic missionaries opened the small St. François Xavier Boarding school near Calais, Alberta. A new school was constructed in 1910 and again in 1922, with new dormitories being added in 1944. By 1954, it was concluded that the school was too dilapidated to repair. Instead it was decided that it should be closed and replaced with a day school. However, construction of the day school did not begin until 1961 and the boarding school remained in operation until 1962.


Remembering the Following Students:

Name
Date of Death (Year/Month/Day)
Alvina Brass
1953-11-01
Angela Kiyawasew
1940-06-01 – 1940-06-30
Antoine Martineau
1935-06-14
Bella Papastesis
1940-01-01
David Sauteaux
1942-12-25
Dolphus Kiyawasew
1946-10-01 – 1946-10-31
Eliza Goodswimmer
1944-06-09
Emma Musus
1933-01-01
Eva C. Baptist
Not known
Eva Craty Baptiste
ca. 1943-03-31
Eva Standing Ribbon
1945-04-11
Gabriel Mikkomusus
Not known
Herman Edward Kiyawasew
ca. 1946-01-01
John Tchowis
1942-12-05
Johnny Kiyawasew
1943-04-03
Leo Mitchell
1934-08-01 – 1934-08-31
Les Mitchell
Not known
Mabel Kiyawasew
1941-12-08
Micheal C. Moses
Not known
Mildred Edna Moses
1947-03-01 – 1947-03-31
Narcisse Tchowis
1933-01-01
Roger Tchowis
1943-12-28 – 1943-12-29
Thomas Musus [Larocque]
1943-10-14
Verna Martineau
Not known
Vierna Manitos
1943-05-12
Virginia Tchawis
1944-01-30

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