Hespero Cemetery, Alberta, Canada


Finnish gravestone names were extracted from a videotape of a cemetery video shoot by Derek Hahto in Nov. 1997 and checked against a document called Hespero Cemetery (NW29-038-04 W5) in which data was recorded by members of the Red Deer Branch, Alberta Genealogical Society.

Finnish Names at Hespero Cemetery, Alberta
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Age (in years)
Comments
Ahola, Kustaa
1876
1949


Bunio, Lydia Maria (Lahti)
1902
1989


Kaikkonen, Anna
1885
1960


Kaikkonen, Charlie
1918
1984

Brother
Kaikkonen, Edward
1918
1986


Kaikkonen, Enio
1949
1996


Kaikkonen, Paul
1983
1973


Kaikkonen, Paul (Jr.)
1916
1959

Remembered by wife. Husband and Father. Gravestone photo
Grace, sons Eino James and Albert John



Kangas, Amalie
1862
1938


Kangas, Saima Elizabeth
1895
1928


Kangas, Matt
1860
1918


Kauppi, Stanley Wm
February 14, 1940
July 22, 1985


Kauppi, William
1906
1952


Kivimaki, Arne Alexander
1900
1970


Lahti, Barry
1941
1985


Lahti, Grace
1941



Lahti, Konsta
1887
1948

Document shows d.1943
Lahti, Lauri
1904
1988


Lahti, (Bunio) Lydia Maria
1902
1989


Lahti, Naimi
1913
1992

Parent
Laitinen, Ida
1897
1962


Laitinen, Venla
1926
1930

Information blurred, spelling may be incorrect
Maki, Arnold Edward
1931


Maki, Eino James
1934

Grave marker unreadable
Maki, Elaine
1944

Wooden marker, no name visible. Information obtained from cited document
Maki, Elvie J.
October 10, 1921



Maki, (McNeil) Empie
1921
1992


Maki, Hilja
1894
1982


Maki, Hjalmar R.September 28, 1923
November 27, 1923


Maki, Ida Amanda
September 15, 1887
February 20, 1924

Mother. Document shows given name as Imelda
Maki, Irene Johanna
1914
1957


Maki, Joseph
1892
1977


Maki, Kevin "Kev" Andrew
March 20, 1978
July 20, 1995

Gravestone photo
Maki, Wayne J.
December 25, 1917
April 20, 1995


Maki, William Joseph
1922
1992


Makie, Toine
1934


Matson, Lily Miriam
1939

1938?
Pietikainen, Anna K.
1882
1946

Mother
Pietikainen, Henry F.
1875
1949

Father
Saari, August
August 20, 1870
February 5, 1954


Saari, Hilda Maria
1876
1951


Sutela, Joshua Matthew
August 5, 1946
10 hours

Sutela, Eino
1910
1943

Document shows b.1919
Sutela, John
1869
1933


Sutela, John
1915
1969

Father. Document gives b.1917
Sutela, Marjorie


Mother
Sutela, Sadie
1916
1942


Sutela, Sanna
1881
1937


Syren, Alma
1891
1968

Blurred, document shows d.1969
Syren, Guy Walter
February 12, 1957
June 1, 1974

Gravestone photo
Syren, Ivar Elmer
1918
1950


Syren, Lauri Leevi
November 6, 1929
December 3, 1929


Syren, Vaino W.
1890
1985


Syren, Walter W.
June 26, 1914
August 30, 1989


Syren, Wm Odell
1941


Taskila, Andrew (Pat)
September 1, 1931



Taskila, Charles
1906
1983

Father
Taskila, Emily
1910
1981

Mother
Taskila, Gloria Louise
March 31, 1938
January 2, 1992


Taskila, John
1885
1952

Father
Taskila, Neil
May 8, 1927
June 8, 1927

Blurred headstone. Document gives Taskila, Nils Hjalmer 'Neil' (b. January 8, 1927, d. June 9, 1927)
Taskila, Pieta Liisa
1884
1939

Mother. Blurred headstone. Document shows different given names: Taskila, Bieta (Breta) Lusa
Taskila, Violet E.
1935
1991


Taskila, William A.
1925



Torsti, Ailie Jennie
1927
1947


Torsti, John/Jack S.
1980
87

Torsti, Helme Marie
1905
1982


Tuhkanen, Jacob
1865
1949


Tuhkanen, Regina
1867
1954


Wetelainen, Peter W.
1894
1946

Father. Blurred dates
Wirtanen, Annie (Krest)
1901
1974


Contact person for the cemetery: Ian Cole, RR 4, Eckville, Alberta T0M 0X0, Canada
Data collected by Max P. Hahto, November 1997.