Many distinguished figures from the worlds of the arts, politics, intellectual life and sports are interred in Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery. One of the oldest is François Thoronhiongo of the Huron First Nation, who died at the age of 100 in 1690. His remains were exhumed from the old Ville-Marie cemetery and interred in Concession G2 in 1993.
Here are just a few of the other great men and women whose names you’ll recognize:
Film and TV stars
Roger Baulu, Gratien Gélinas, Olivier Guimond, Ambroise Lafortune ("Le Père Ambroise"), Ovila Légaré, Jean-Pierre Masson, Jacques Normand, Odette Oligny, Denise Pelletier, Marie Travers ("La Bolduc")
Painters, sculptors, architects
Ernest Cormier, Clarence Gagnon, Louis-Philippe Hébert, Jean-Paul Riopelle
Philippe Aubert de Gaspé, Marie-Claire Daveluy, Émile Nelligan, Alice Parizeau
René Lecavalier, Maurice Richard, Jean ("Johnny") Rougeau
Robert Bourassa, Sir Georges-Étienne Cartier, Jean Drapeau, Thomas d’Arcy McGee, Honoré Mercier, Jeanne Sauvé
Many other distinguished names besides these make a stroll through Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery an enriching and stimulating experience. To learn about them all, including the locations of their graves, simply read the booklet we’ve designed, which you can download in PDF format.