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St. Joseph D'Ely Cemetery
Valcourt, Shefford County, Quebec
St. Joseph D'Ely Cemetery, Valcourt, QC
GPS: 45.497540, -72.317327
800, rue Saint-Joseph
Valcourt, Quebec J0E 2L0
St. Joseph d'Ely Catholic Cemetery (Cimetière St-Joseph-d'Ely) is located in Valcourt behind the church on rue St-Joseph in Shefford County, in the MRC of Le Val St-François.
The Parish was created in 1854 and official church records began that year.
There are 120 people interred here with the surname Bombardier. The most famous was Joseph-Armand Bombardier. He invented the snowmobile (ski-doo) in 1936 and then armoured vehicles for the military, all terrain vehicles and eventually his company produced subway cars, trains and jets. The Bombardier Museum of Ingenuity was opened not far from the cemetery in 1971.
The cemetery is flat and in excellent condition.
Records linked below were compiled from tombstone inscriptions by Leslie Nutbrown during a visit to the cemetery in 2019. Also included are nearly 800 records gleaned from church records between the years of 1854-1940. The cemetery has a columbarium whose inurnments are not included here.
(CR) = church records (registres de la paroisse)