The first burial in the Lebret Cemetery was in 1874 and some of those historical headstones are among the ones damaged by vandals.
Lebret, now home to 220 people, according to its Mayor Ralph Blondeau, is located about 10 minutes southeast of Fort Qu’appelle.
Blondeau says the damage to the 15 headstones which were pushed over, was discovered after the Easter long weekend.
He notified the RCMP saying he doesn’t believe kids would have caused the damage because the grave stones were extremely heavy and in some cases even the footings were pulled out of the ground.
Mayor Blondeau says a Balcarres man with grandparents buried in the cemetery contacted him Friday morning and asked if he could start raising money to help with repairs.
It is expected the stones will cost about 100 dollars a piece to put back upright, an effort which should commence around May 1st.
At that point, they will have to assess any further damage like some which had crosses that have now been broken.
Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP are investigating and ask that anyone with information should call them or contact Crime Stoppers.