Saint Edmond Cemetery
Coaticook, Stanstead County, Quebec
Location: Lat: 45° 08' 14"N, Long: 71° 46' 54"W
At the junction of route 147 (Child Street) and Main Street (route 141), turn left on Main street. Continue to Saint Jacques Street. Turn left on Saint Jacques Street and after a block you will see Saint Edmond Catholic Church on your right. Turn into the church drive and up the hill and the cemetery is in back of the church.
Notes: This large, sprawling cemetery is the final resting place of local Catholic residents both English and French. The majority of those interred here are French Canadians. The earliest headstone dates from 1855 and most of the earliest burials were English Catholics since the area was first settled by English speaking settlers from England, Ireland and the United States.
The cemetery is well maintained. There are lots of flat stones accompanying the tombstones and they are kept neatly edged and trimmed. There are two entrances and paved lanes. Some sections are steep. Most stones are legible.
Susan Nutbrown and I last visited this cemetery in 2015 and photgraphed all tombstones.
Leslie Nutbrown [email@example.com]Total records: 6,180Last Updated: February 2009If you visit the cemetery and are not fluent in French, here are some words to help you:
mère = mother
père = father
enfant de = child of
épouse = wife
époux = husband
fils de = son of
filles de = daughter of
forgeron = blacksmith
Curé = priest
Prétre = priest
soldat = soldier
A.C. or C. A. = Canadian Army
C.E.F. or F.E.C.= Canadian Expeditionary Force
Legend: s/w = shares a stone with one or more people