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St. Remi, Napierville, Quebec

St. Remi, Napierville, Quebec

Posted: 21 Aug 2009 3:06AM GMT
Classification: Cemetery
Surnames: Coallier dit Novion, Bissonnette
OK, I give up. I have the funeral records from Drouin for Emelie Bissonnette and her husband, Joseph Coallier dit Novion. Both of their funerals were registered at Saint-Remi-de-la-Salle, his in about 1865(?)and hers in about 1888(?). I don't have my notes here with me in Quebec, but Coallier was horribly misspelled, like Qualier or Cuillier or something like that. I got an address for St. Remi de Napierville as 840 Rue Notre Dame, C.P. 126, Qc. The cemetery is about 5 blocks away from the church. I looked all over for their headstones in the St. Remi cemetery, but didn't find them. I thought that perhaps the funeral took place at St. Remi's but the burial was elseshere. We asked the GPS to find churches nearby and it came up with Notre Dame in LaSalle, but that's across the river and seemed so far away. I even went to St. Clotilde to a cemetery there to look, in case they were buried somewhere else. I went to St. Constant to look for a cemetery but didn't find one. I was told by another source that she may have been buried in St. Constant, since she was listed on census reports as living there in about 1851. Where is the cemetery in St. Constant? I'm planning to visit Batiscan, Quebec tomorrow, as I found a cemetery on GoogleEarth at Chemin Saint-Francois-Xavier. If anyone lives near the St. Remi cemetery near Napierville would you be so kind as to look around the cemetery to see if they are indeed buried there? The rectory at St. Remi's was closed, so I couldn't check for their listings. Was it unusual in 1888 for someone to have the funeral at one church and be buried elsewhere? Any assistance is appreciated. Thank you.

Re: St. Remi, Napierville, Quebec

Posted: 15 Sep 2009 7:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: marmay12
Good afternoon,

My opinion is that Emilie and Joseph are burried in Saint-Rémi=de-Napierville. But, when jou're going in a cemetery dont look just at the headstone... Sometime, after many years, if no body from the family paid for the emplacement, they remove the headstone... Sorry for my english... If that can help you, phone number of the Parrish 450-454-2133 or fax number 450-454-5230... They will be able to answer your question... They know you burried there...

Re: St. Remi, Napierville, Quebec

Posted: 16 Sep 2009 1:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Coallier
Thank you. Your English is quite good, I understood exactly what you meant. I have to admit, that it comes as quite a surprise to me that the headstones could be removed if it wasn't taken care of or paid for by the descendants. As I was leaving Quebec, I learned that the "old" cemetery at St. Remi was excavated and relocated down the street to the "new" cemetery. Joseph was probably buried before the "old" cemetery was moved to the "new" cemetery, but Emelie was buried after the "new" cemetery was in use. After leaving St. Remi, I found that the same thing happened at Ste. Famille in Boucherville, PQ. I went to visit St. Mary's in Chateugay, NY and saw an open field with only a few large headstones. That seemed so odd, just a few large tombstones in a big open field of grass. I walked up to the headstones to look at them and noticed that the ground was so uneven it was hard to keep my balance. Then I realized that I was stepping on flattened headstones covered by sod. I have never heard of such a thing, that bones are dug up and relocated or the entire cemetery including the gravestones could be flattened and covered with more dirt and used as a greenspace. Thank you for the phone number of the church. I have contacted them hoping that it is still possible to take a photo of the headstone somehow, if it still exists. I had no idea that they could have been removed for non-payment or if they weren't kept up by the family. That is so sad, but I am learning so much from the other members of the message boards.

Re: St. Remi, Napierville, Quebec

Posted: 26 Sep 2010 4:41AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Monette and Ricard
We have just started using the Drouin records and found several family members listed as being baptized in St. Remi in Napierville and St. Remi de la Salle. A page showing one of the records is attached. Is this the same church with the address of 840 Rue Notre Dame, C.P. 126, Qc? We actually are going to be in the area in about a week and would like to see where the great grandparents were from.

Also, in the second file--is St. Michel, Napierville likely to be the small town near St. Remi? Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you!
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Re: St. Remi, Napierville, Quebec

Posted: 27 Sep 2010 12:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
I live in this area and St Remi is about a 15 minute drive for me. St Remi and St Michel are both on Route 221 about 5-10 minutes apart.
The church in St Michel can be seen here,
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/North_America/Canada/Centra...
Here is a link to the church at St Remi
http://www.ville.saint-remi.qc.ca/01portrait/histoire.html
Hope this helps.
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