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Mont Sainte Marie Cemetery
Stanstead, Stanstead County, Quebec
Contributed by Leslie Nutbrown, Aug 08, 2007, last edited Oct 27, 2007 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 2,488.
To reach this cemetery from Main Street (Dufferin) heading south in Stanstead, turn right onto Maple Street. Continue out of town a couple of miles and the cemetery is on your right.
This Catholic cemetery has been around since the 1850s. The first burials were mostly English speaking residents of Irish descent. Today it is a mixture of French and English Catholics.
The large cemetery has a fence and gate and is kept mowed and has one paved lane. There is no sign. We found that many of the monuments that had accompanying flat stones inscribed with data were not kept trimmed and some were completely covered with grass and sod. We had to clear many with a shovel in order to read them. Please note it is likely that we missed some of these flat stones as we walked the cemetery.
Susan Nutbrown and I walked and read this cemetery in Jul and Aug of 2007 and made a complete recording of all legible tombstones and marker slabs.
- Leslie Nutbrown
s/w = shares a stone with
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