Friday, 26 May 2017

Saint Gabriel's Catholic Church 1946-2000

This church is located in the hamlet of Etzikom, Alberta
in the County of Forty Mile No. 8.  After over fifty years
of service it was decommissioned; many years of neglect
followed and then plans were made to demolish the church.

A local resident decided this landmark was worth saving
and purchased it.  The day I photographed it I talked
with him and he had decided to give it a new coat of
paint the following spring.  Sadly, he passed away
just a few months ago.

My hopes are that the family will proceed with his
plans for the church.  It would be a lovely
memorial to him.

Photographed on November 13, 2016.

Etzikom

Etzikom

Etzikom

Etzikom

Etzikom

Etzikom

Etzikom



2 comments:

  1. We can hope the family will keep going with his vision for this place. Will have to follow up later on it!

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    1. I'm down in that area on a regular basis and am keeping an eye out for any activity. Keep your fingers crossed.

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