The Greenway Cemetery

A second interesting walk, beginning just behind Rock Lake Hospital, takes one to a private cemetery on a hill overlooking Crystal Creek. This is the burial site of the Honourable Thomas Greenway, who became Premier of Manitoba in 1888 for three full terms and later became the federal Member of Parliament for Lisgar for four years. He founded Crystal City, bringing many settlers from Ontario, and also began the Rock Lake Herald newspaper in 1881. These accomplishments pale however, beside his original success of being responsible for bringing more settlers to Manitoba than Lord Selkirk. A successful farmer in his own right, he always promoted agriculture and worked hard for improvements in that area. A plaque in front of the hospital honours him.
Other members of his family are also with him at rest beside his beloved creek, the source
of the name of Crystal City.