26 November 2009

Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, Montreal, Canada

We don't have mausoleums like this one in Norway. It is interesting to see how different burial traditions are from country to country.

Gudrun Simonetta (1951-1983) - of Scandinavian or German ancestry?

L'Oratoire Saint-Joseph in the background. You can also spot one of the transmission towers at the park of Mount Royal.

The Shaughnessy family grave.

Thomas George Shaughnessy
First Baron Shaughnessy of Montreal Canada and Ashford County Limerick
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Knight Grace of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England
D.C.I. Trinity College Dublin and Dartmouth College Hanover USA
LL.D. McGill University Montreal
President Canadian Pacific Railway Company 1899-1918
and Chairman of the Board of Directors 1911-1923
Born October 6th 1853 Died December 10th 1923
and his wife
Elizabeth Bridget Nagle
Born August 15th 1853 Died May 8th 1937

William James, 2nd Baron Shaughnessy, K.C.
Born December 29, 1883 Died October 4, 1938

Captain Hon. Alfred T. Shaughnessy
60th Batallion C.E.F.
Born 1887
Killed in action 31st March 1916
Buried in Maple Copse, Belgium

Alfred James Shaughnessy (1916-2005).
Buried in Launceston, England.

Thomas Bradford Shaughnessy (1915-1994)

Margot Chambers Shaughnessy (1925-1991)

Hon. Alice J. Shaughnessy (1880-1963).
Beloved wife of H. Wyndham Beauclerk.

Elizabeth Audrey Quinlan (1915-1981).
Beloved daughter of Alice Wyndham Beauclerk.

I am not sure who this gentleman - Pierre-Alexandre Gerbaux - was, but it was an interesting memorial.

Last resting place of Maurice Richard (1921-2000), one of the greatest Canadian ice hockey players of all times, and his wife Lucille Norchet (1924-1994).

Grave of Fernand Rinfret (1883-1939), Secretary of State of Canada 1926-1930, 1935-1939. Mayor of Montreal 1932-1934.

The Catholic cemetery of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges is located at 4601 Côte-des-Neiges Road in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and can be reached among others by metro to Côte-des-Neiges or by foot from Mount Royal (entrance Camilien-Houde Road). Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Canada and the third-largest in North America. See Wikipedia or the official website for a list of notable internments. Unfortunately I still have a lot to learn about the history of Canada ant its most prominent citizens of the past, so I surely missed many resting places of famous people. I just walked around, looking at interesting and artistic gravestones. Absolutely worth a visit, but maybe not in the middle of the day in July - the temperatures can easily pass 30

Mount Royal Cemetery is located not far from Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, but I didn't find time to visit it. Maybe another time...


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