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Remembrance Grove

Located in a prime area overlooking Saint Joseph's Oratory and near the main entrance, Remembrance Grove is a space dedicated to the burial of biodegradable containers under young trees, so that the ashes of the deceased can be returned fully and quickly to nature. Bereaved relatives can therefore gather in front of this growing tree, chosen from a selection of native species adapted to the environment of the area. It is a poetic way to help improve the city's tree cover, thereby contributing to better air quality and biodiversity.

The tree selection will be made from these six species: sugar maple, bitternut hickory, ironwood, serviceberry, hornbeam, and western hackberry. All of these trees have a lifespan of 100 to 200 years and at maturity will range in size from 25 to over 80 feet tall.

A commemorative monument at the entrance to the Grove will bear the names of all those buried there, as well as a number to identify their tree. A detailed map of the section will be available at the administrative pavillion and online on our website. Each plot can accommodate only one container, and therefore only one tree. Each tree is guaranteed in case of illness and will be replaced free of charge.

Interments in Remembrance Grove are seasonal (May to October - exact dates are subject to change depending on weather conditions). We offer the possibility of keeping the ashes on site free of charge while awaiting burial in the spring or summer.

How is a burial in Remembrance Grove conducted?

Upon your arrival, the ashes will have already been placed in the biodegradable container, where they will have been mixed with potting soil and the roots of the selected young tree. The procession will then move from the administrative pavilion to Remembrance Grove, where you may, upon request, be accompanied by a member of our pastoral team. A musical component is also available for those who wish, by reservation and for an additional fee. A member of the family will then be invited to place the tree in the previously dug site, if they so wish, as a symbolic gesture. Our employees will be on hand to assist the family member if needed. Then, a first shovelful of earth will be placed at the base of the tree before the ceremony is concluded.

In the following weeks, your loved one's name will be engraved on the monument placed at the entrance of Remembrance Grove (engraving fees are included in the purchase of the plot).



What makes Remembrance Grove an eco-friendly site?

  • Trees are the lungs of the planet. By planting a tree for each person buried in Remembrance Grove, you are helping to improve the tree cover of the city of Montréal, and therefore, the quality of the air.
  • Only fully biodegradable containers are interred in Remembrance Grove, allowing for a complete and rapid return to the earth.
  • Only native tree species that are adapted to the environment of Mount Royal can be planted in order to promote biodiversity and their own growth.
  • Our crematorium meets the highest environmental standards and is located more than 500 meters from any residential area.

Prices

Cremation at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges included

Plot, tree and engraving

$ 2,995

Ecological urns made of reclaimed ash wood

In addition to the prevention and special care given to trees infested by insects or problematic diseases, a recent project has allowed us to transform those that could not be saved into ecological urns and magnificent wooden benches (now installed in our mausoleums), thanks to the good care of the circular economy company Bois Public.

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  • Funeral Prearrangements
  • Cremation
  • Funerals and Ceremonies
  • Commemoration
  • Interment and burial
  • Interment in a crypt or columbarium
Funeral Prearrangements

Funeral prearrangements allow you to plan your final wishes while you are alive, and to ensure that they are respected at the time of your death.

Cremation

Cremation is now chosen by nearly 75% of Quebecers. There are many reasons to choose this option, including its simplicity and the possibilities it offers.

Funerals and Ceremonies

Arrange a religious or secular funeral on site, accompanied by very talented professional musicians to mark these important and emotional moments.

Commemoration

Because we know that your loved ones are not forgotten, we offer several memorial services and items to honor their memory.

Interment and burial

Thanks to its exceptional location on Mount Royal, Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery has a large surface area that allows it to offer many plots even today.

Interment in a crypt or columbarium

Interment in a columbarium allows the insertion of an urn in a niche; burial in a crypt allows the insertion of a coffin in a dedicated space in a mausoleum.