As a non-profit organization, Mount Royal Commemorative Services directs all generated profits towards continuously enhancing and improving cemetery properties, allowing us to provide families with modern facilities and compassionate services. This unwavering commitment ensures that every resource is directed towards beautifying and maintaining the cemetery, aligning with the original purpose outlined in our Charter.
With a deep understanding of the profound connection between life and death, we are committed to providing dignified care for the deceased and extending compassionate services to those who mourn. We aim to support and nurture individuals throughout this journey, offering sensitivity and compassion to ensure their needs are met with utmost care.
In 1847, The Mount Royal Cemetery Company was officially established through an Act of the Provincial Parliament of Canada.1847
In 1852, Mount Royal Cemetery was founded. Its location on Mount Royal was carefully chosen to align with the principles of the rural cemetery movement. The founders of Mount Royal Cemetery aimed to create a serene and harmonious space that combined horticulture with commemoration.1852
The oldest crematorium was constructed in Canada in 1901 on the eastern side of Mount Royal Cemetery, and it remained the only crematorium in Quebec until 1975.1901
In 1910, the establishment of Hawthorn-Dale Cemetery took place in Pointe-aux-Trembles, and later in 1995, it became the home of the Des Trembles Funeral Complex.
Over the years, The Mount Royal Cemetery Company has adapted to meet the changing needs of grieving families by expanding and diversifying its services.1910
In the 1990s, the company introduced a comprehensive selection of funeral services. As a result, Mount Royal Cemetery gradually emerged as one of the pioneering rural cemeteries in North America, attracting visitors with its serene ambiance and awe-inspiring views.
In 1998, recognizing the need to reflect its expanded service offerings, The Mount Royal Cemetery Company rebranded as Mount Royal Commemorative Services.1990
After more than 20 years of searching for appropriate land, Belvedere, our newest property was purchased along Highway 40 at the Western extremity of the island in Senneville in June of 2005.2005
Belvedere Cemetery and Funeral Complex officially opened its doors in the spring of 2015.2015
Despite its rich heritage, Mount Royal Commemorative Services continues to improve its facilities to cater to the needs of modern families while preserving the natural beauty and tranquility that define the cemetery’s surroundings.
Mount Royal Commemorative Services currently comprises three cemeteries and funeral complexes within the Greater Montréal area. Each location offers a complete range of services, including funeral arrangements, cremation services, and burial options.
Our devoted funeral team is always here for you. Our team consists of caring and experienced professionals readily available to accompany you throughout every stage of the process. They will consistently offer a compassionate ear, prioritizing your loved ones and your needs above all else.
A dedicated board of 21 trustees oversees the organization. These trustees are all volunteers and lot owners, elected annually. They represent various religious denominations in proportion to the number of lots sold for each denomination.
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