Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery is home to nearly a million deceased. Among them, some individuals have marked the history of our society in the fields of the arts, politics, history, architecture, and business world.

Let's mention one of the oldest: 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 at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges in 1992.

francois thoronhiongo


Here are just a few of the other great men and women whose names you’ll recognize:


About 20 mayors of Montreal are buried here including: Camillien Houde, Jean Drapeau, the Honorable Alphonse-Desjardins, and several others. You will also find the monuments of Sir George-Étienne Cartier, Jean Drapeau, Thomas d'Arcy McGee, Robert Bourassa…


Marie Travers known as "La Bolduc", Jacques Normand, Gratien Gélinas, Janine Sutto, René Angélil, the artist Jean-Paul Riopelle, the poet Émile Nelligan…


Maurice Richard, Jean "Johnny" Rougeau, René Lecavalier…

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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, you can get our Répertoire des personnages célèbres brochure (FR only) to our administration building at a cost of $ 5. The money raised will be used to improve the quality of our facilities.