Wiarton, ON

The community of Wiarton grew within the geographical boundaries of the former Amabel Township where Highway 6 passes the head of Colpoy’s Bay. The first settler in that community, James Lennox, arrived in November 1866. Town lots were offered for sale in 1868, the same year that B.B. Miller opened a hotel and established the post office.

Prior to incorporation, Wiarton existed in two counties: Keppel Township, Grey County and Amabel Township, Bruce County, with the county line running along Berford St., the community’s principal street.

By special Act of Parliament, assented to March 5, 1880, Wiarton was incorporated as a village. The special Act of Parliament was necessary because the population residing in the original town plot of Wiarton was not sufficient to comply with the population requirements of the Municipal Act, but the number could be reached by taking in that part of the Village lying within Keppel Township in Grey County.

The railway reached Wiarton in November 1881, and officially opened in August 1882, supporting continued development of business and industry.
Wiarton became a town on January 1, 1894.

Wiarton Town Hall was destroyed by fire on February 11, 1912 and on January 19, 1967. Some of the towns records, including a range of by-laws, minutes and tax rolls were destroyed during those fires.

On January 1, 1999, the Town of Wiarton amalgamated with Albemarle Township, Amabel Township and the Village of Hepworth to form the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.

Robertson, Norman. “The History of the County of Bruce and of the minor municipalities therein.” Toronto: William Briggs, 1906.

Cenotaphs & Cemeteries


Adair, Charles A.
Akiwenzie, Edwin (Bun)
Akiwenzie, John
Alderson, Claude Robert
Alexander, Joseph Henry
Allan, Chester Weatherhead
Allan, Jack Alexander
Allenson, Aaron William
Ames, Royden Coleman
Anstead, William Austin
Arnold, John "Jack"
Arnold, Morgan
Ashcroft, Kenneth E.
Bain, Murray G.
Baker, George
Baldwin, Herbert
Bartley, Charles Henry
Bartman, Garnett
Beamish, Crandall Thomas
Beamish, Thomas Crandell
Beatty, Wilbert
Belrose, Howard Alvin
Bennett, Albert Victor
Bennett, George Harold
Bennett, George Joseph
Bennett, John "Jack" Edward
Bennett, William
Benson, William Robert
Berry, George
Binkley, Norman
Blake, Andrew W.
Blake, George Ernest
Bolton, Lambert Ernest Stanley
Boyle, David Charles
Boyle, Llewellyn
Boyle, William Henry "Harry"
Brady, Herbert David
Brough, Robert
Brown, Henry (Harry) ("Buster")
Brown, Ray Alexander
Buchoven, John
Buckland, Lloyd Edward George
Buckland, William Joseph
Bull, Henry Wilfred
Burbee, John
Burley, William David
Burley, William Hector
Butchart, Daniel Alexander
Butcher, Arthur R.
Cairns, Norman Orville
Caldwell, William Henry
Cameron, James
Cammidge, Robert
Camp, George William
Carson, William James
Carter, James
Catley, John
Catley, Louis
Catley, Norman
Chatterley, Philip
Chisholm, Herman Walter "Duff"
Cook, Gordon Henry
Cook, Luman Hulbert
Cook, Robert Francis
Cooper, James Martin
Cooper, Neil
Cousins, Almer
Craig, James
Craigie, Samuel Clarence
Crandon, Charlie
Crandon, Harvey
Crawford, David Russell
Crawford, George
Crawford, James Tyson
Culbert, Charles Meldrum
Culbert, Gordon Stanley
Daniel, Roy Lancaster
Davidson, Daniel Robert
Davidson, Earl Ernest
Davidson, Oliver Morry
Davis, Henry C.
Davis, Reginald William
Daws, Francis Edward
Day, Aca
Day, James "Jim"
Deakins, Alexander Stanley
Dobson, Earl Alvin
Dobson, William Ambrose
Donhou, Charles John
Duke, Thomas Valentine
Durst, Clarence Anthony
Edwards, William John
Eldridge, Herbert "Skin" Alfred
Eldridge, William John
Elliott, John Erwin
Eyre, Frank Henry
Ferguson, John Alexander
Finch, James Joseph
Foster, Robert Wellington
Fowler, Frank
Fraser, William Edward
Gilbert, Sydney
Gilbert, William Frederick
Gillies, William
Given, James Allen
Given, Robert John
Glover, Leland Roy
Glover, Lloyd Irving
Golden, Charles Richard
Golden, Thomas Albert
Goodale, Irvan Wellesley
Graham, Garnet Gary
Gray, Auston Kerby
Greig, Alexander James
Greig, Harvey Gibson
Griffin, Curtis
Griffin, Morton Charles
Gunnis, Victor Nelson
Hackett, Percival
Hahn, Anthony (Toni) Wellington
Hahn, Morgan
Hahn, William Sylvester
Hamilton, John Leonard
Hastings, Andrew
Hastings, James Arthur
Hastings, John Albert
Hastings, Thomas Albert
Hatt, Wilfred "Bill"
Hawke, James
Hawke, Nelson Thomas
Hawke, Stuart
Hayes, Samuel John
Heathers, John James
Hepburn, Andrew
Hepburn, Charles
Hepburn, Herbert
Heppenstall, Roy Everal
Hesch, Clifford Francis
Hilditch, John George "Jack"
Hill, David
Hill, Thomas Alexander
Hilts, Joseph Abner
Hodgins, William Thomas
Holler, Roy Daniel
Hoover, Norman Elmer
Hopkins, Clifford Allen "Barney"
Hopkins, Henry Robert Martin
Hopkins, James Whitmore
Hopkins, Thomas Andrew
Hunter, Roy Cameron
Hunter, Russell Gordon
Hyatt, John Ernest "Jack"
Hyatt, Wilbert A
Hyde, Edward Henry
Jermyn, Garnet Wallace
Johns, Earl Hilton
Johnson, Henry
Johnson, Walter
Johnston, Alexander Murray
Johnston, Archie Duncan
Johnston, Oliver
Johnston, Thomas
Johnston, William
Jones, Alex Irvin
Jones, John Chichock
Jucksch, Arno
Kalbfleisch, George Ernest
Kalbfleisch, Thomas Conrad
Keeshig, Bernard Reuben (Barney)
Keeshig, Gregor Alexander
Keeshig, Sylvester Francis
Kennedy, John Frank
Kennedy, Tex John
Kennedy, William James
Kilborn, Arthur Rubin
Kilborn, William Herbert
King, George Arthur
King, John
Kreutzwiser, Harvey Arthur
Kyte, Edward Thomas
Lamorandiere, Wilfred Adolph
Langford, Reginald Beverly
Laurence, William James
Lavalley, Burlyn Eli
Lavalley, Frederick William
Lavalley (Lavallee), Michael
Lavally, Frederick William
Lee, George
Lee, Joseph
Lee, William James
Lennox, Edith
Lennox, Richard Roland
Lennox, Wilfred Jacob
Lesage, Harry
Loney, Hiram Fauntleroy
Loucks, John Russell
Lowndes, Ernest
Ludwig, Charlie
MacArtney, Leonard Lorne
MacDonald, George Ryerson
MacDonald, William John
MacInnes, Roderick
MacLaren, William Earl
Martin, Arthur Simpson
Martin, Peter
Mateer, Isaac "Ike" Lincoln
Mateer, Raymond Claud
Mathews, Roy
Matthews, Howard
McArthur, Hugh Stanley
McCallum, Dugald David
McCartney, Thomas Alexander
McDonald, Norman
McDonald, Robert Edward
McDonald, William Simon
McEachern, Rubing
McElrea, Herbert Samuel
McGarvey, William Alexander
McGillivray, Peter Hugh
McKay, Alexander Allen
McKay, Walter Scott
McKenzie, William Angus
McKeogh, William
McLay, Charles
McLeod, Archibald
McLeod, Gordon
McLeod, John Malcolm Sr.
McLeod, Roy
McMullen, Robert John "Jack" Jr.
McMullen, William Henry
McPhail, John
McVannell, Earl
Millar, Charles Bryce
Miller, Charles Bryce
Miller, Harold
Mitchell, Clarence Oliver
Molloy, John Lucas
Moore, Alexander David ("Sandy")
Moore, Colin
Moore, David Alexander
Moore, Thomas Roy
Moore, Thomas Wesley
Nadjiwon, Paul
Nadjiwon, Peter Christopher
Nimmo, Thomas John
Norris, Isaac Garner
Ottewell, Samuel Wilfred
Parker, William James
Parrott, Albert Edward
Pedoniquot (Pedoniquotte), Wellington
Petter, Henry "Harry"
Phillips, Vernon Abraham
Plante, Chester
Plante, Lewis Henry
Plante, Stuart Hilton
Pope, Clarence Sherwood
Pope, Earnscliffe Errol
Porter, Albert Gerald
Porter, Marshal
Poste, Ernest Franklin
Pritchard, William James
Proulx, Daniel
Proulx, Stephen
Pruder, Henry "Harry"
Pruder, McGuire Antoine
Pruder, William John
Reid, Homer
Renshaw, Pearl Ackerman
Reynolds, George Witter
Roberts, Ivan M.
Rodgers, George Thomas
Rourke, Charles Wesley
Rouse, Archibald Ferguson
Rowan, George Nelson
Rowan, Harold Robert
Ruhl, William Alfred
Rumley, Hugh Cleland
Scales, Robert John
Schultz, Charles
Seaman, Robert Lloyd
Sensabaugh, Charles Oliver
Shackleton, Howard Ebenezer
Sheppard, George Percy
Siegrist, Alfred R.
Siegrist, Oliver F.
Simmie, Robert William
Simpson, James Lindsay
Sinclair, Angus Alexander
Sinclair, David Carson
Sinclair, James Leslie
Sinclair, William Bentley
Skene, Archie
Slack, Frederick
Smith, Alexander
Smith, Benjamin
Smith, Daniel
Smith, Roderick
Solomon, Bernard
Solomon, Matthew
Spears, Percy Howard
Spears, Thomas
Spicer, John
Spicer, Robert Amos
Stabenow, Wilhelm Carl
Steacy, Russell George
Stephens, David William ("Bull")
Stephens, Russell Whitcher
Stobie, Charles Henry
Stott, James Timothy
Stott, Robert
Stowe, William Anthony
Sutter, Bert Louis
Swift, James William Bradley
Symon, Wilfred James
Taylor, Enoch William
Taylor, Harry
Thompson, Charles
Thompson, George Earnest
Thompson, William Silas
Tilley, William John
Totten, David Arthur
Travis, Charles Roy
Travis, John Calvin
Trout, Henry Stanley
Trout, John Harold
Tyndall, Charles Wilbert
Voght, George
Walker, Charles Golden
Watson, James
Watson, John
Waugh, Adrian/Adron
Waugh, Deurward
Weir, William Andrew
Weis (Wiess), Edward
Welsh, William
West, Edward Earnest
West, George Matthew "Biscuit"
Westfield, Edward Ernest Robert
White, George
White, William Barnett
Whitney, Arthur Robert
Wiess, Edward
Willaughan, Harry Burges
Willaughan, William Able
Woolrich, Harold Edward
Wright, Clark
Young, Gordon Joseph
Young, William Alexander