Monday, July 20, 2009

Many Famous Canadians At Rest In Montreal's Cemeteries

From Guelph Mercury:

The towering limestone tomb of beer magnate John Molson Sr. sits tucked away in a lush green maple grove, at the top of a meandering, inline-skating friendly road at Montreal's Mount Royal Cemetery.

A padlocked cast-iron gate, bearing the Molson name below the image of two bare-breasted angels around a clove, guards the remains of family members.

Built between 1860 and 1863, the then-$15,000 mausoleum is perhaps one of the most impressive monuments at a very picturesque cemetery.

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