The first mausoleums

Every mausoleum in Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery contains multiple crypts, clearly identified, as well as columbaria with glass or marble niches for one or more urns. The first mausoleum, Notre Dame, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, was built in 1978. The others were added gradually in the years that followed:

  • John-Paul II (1980)
  • Saint-Francis (1982)
  • Marguerite-Bourgeoys (1983)
  • The Pietà (1985)
  • Saints Peter and Paul (1989)
  • Sainte Clare of Assisi (1994)
  • the two-storey Saint Marguerite d’Youville (1996)
  • Esther-Blondin (2008)
  • Eulalie-Durocher (2010).

To purchase a columbarium niche in one of these mausoleums or for further information, please contact one of our consultants at 514-735-1361 or services@cimetierenddn.org.

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The mausoleum dates back to ancient times. In 352 BC, Artemisia II, queen of Caria in Asia Minor (present-day Turkey), ordered a great tomb of rare magnificience to be build for her husband, Mausolus. This original “Mausoleum” in the city of Halicarnassus was considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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Our The Pietà Mausoleum houses a full-scale marble replica of Michelangelo’s sculpture of the same name in Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome.