Cimetière Notre-Dame-de-Belmont

The Cimetière Notre-Dame-de-Belmont (Belmont Cemetery (in English)) is a historic garden cemetery located at 701 avenue Nérée-Tremblay in Quebec City, in the province of Quebec, Canada.[1][2] The Roman Catholic cemetery was built between 1857 and 1859.[1] Its architect, Charles Baillargé, took inspiration from the noted garden cemetery of Green-Wood, located in Brooklyn, New York, United States.[1] The cemetery was blessed on July 10, 1859, and the first burial took place two days later.[1]

Cimetière Notre-Dame-de-Belmont
Cimetière Notre-Dame-de-Belmont, July 2017
Details
Established1859
Location
Country Canada
Coordinates46°47′26″N 71°16′31″W
TypeRoman Catholic
WebsiteOfficial website (in French)
Find a GraveCimetière Notre-Dame-de-Belmont

The war graves section is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Undeveloped sections remain next to Quebec Autoroute 440. Co-located on the grounds is Coopérative funéraire des Deux Rives - Centre du Plateau.

The cemetery is now surround by residential homes and Parc Centre de glisse Myrand.

Notable interments

War graves

The cemetery contains the war graves of 27 Commonwealth service personnel, 4 from World War I and 23 from World War II, which are headstoned. In addition another 13 whose graves could no longer be marked or maintained are alternatively commemorated on The Quebec Memorial at the National Field of Honour, Pointe-Claire.[3]

There is a group of 28 gravestones of members of the Royal 22nd Regiment who died between 1929 and 1960 in the Notre Dame de Belmont Cemetery in Quebec City, Quebec. Four gravestones, dated 1929, 1935, 1938, 1938 feature a crown, beaver and regimental motto. Seven gravestones, dated 1939, 1941, 1941, 1942, 1942, 1942, 1947 feature the Maple Leaf and Canadian Forces cross. Seven gravestones feature the Canadian Forces cross dated 1954, 1954, 1955, 1955, 1955, 1954, 1960.[4]

References

  1. "Historique du cimetière — Cimetière Notre-Dame-de-Belmont". CimetiereBelmont.ca (in French). Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  2. "Nous joindre — Cimetière Notre-Dame-de-Belmont". CimetiereBelmont.ca (in French). Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  3. CWGC Cemetery Report. Breakdown obtained from casualty record.
  4. Notre Dame de Belmont Cemetery Royal 22nd Regiment
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