Activities resume at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery
Cleaning up and making the site safe top priorities

Montreal, July 13, 2023 – Many families have suffered for several months because they’ve
been unable to complete their mourning or access the Cemetery to visit a loved one. We’re
well aware of this and sincerely apologize for this situation.

The Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal is satisfied with the decision of the
members of the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery operations union, who’ve approved
the agreement in principle reached by the parties on July 13 with the assistance of the
Ministry of Labour’s chief mediator-conciliator.

The new collective agreement will expire on December 31, 2027, under this agreement.
The decision to approve the agreement in principle will allow the Cemetery to resume
operations. The operations staff will be back at work July 17, 2023, focusing primarily on
cleaning up the grounds and addressing specific operational needs. This work will be
carried out diligently over the coming weeks so that the site can once again be safely
opened to the families of the deceased and visitors.

“In the wake of this agreement, we’ll gradually be contacting the families waiting for inground
burials to book appointments and plan the necessary arrangements. We sincerely
apologize for the difficult conditions that have impacted many bereaved families in recent
months. We will do our utmost to enable them to complete their mourning in the best
possible conditions. We’ll also continue to offer cremation and burial services in crypts
and mausoleums,” says Michel St-Amour, volunteer director.

For information:
Daniel Granger
T 514 840-7990