22 October 2012

Montreal cemetery tour

Sunday was a cold cloudy day, good for participating in a tour of the two large Montreal cemeteries, Mont Royal and Notre Dame de Neiges conducted by QFHS President Gary Schroder. Starting with Mount Royal.

There was plenty of opportunity to see and photograph the resting places of the prominent, such as this impressive monument to the Molson family.

This monument is to Canada's first Prime Minister born in the country, Sir John Abbott.

Lesley Anderson holds aside the vegetation to permit photographing this memorial to immigrant accidental deaths in 1864.

Another accidental death, this of railway tycoon Charles M Hayes, who died on the Titanic while hurrying to Ottawa for the opening of the Chateau Laurier Hotel, is commemorated in this large family plot.

Tour guide Gary Schroder pauses to admire the view over Montreal from beside a bench dedicated to writer Modecai Richler.

BIFHSGO President Glenn Wright before the memorial to WW1 hero Sir Arthur Currie.

A few photos from Notre Dame de Neiges cemetery tomorrow.

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