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Eastern Townships Cemeteries > Compton County > Saint Thomas Aquinas Cemetery


Cimetière Saint-Thomas d’Acquin

Saint Thomas Aquinas Cemetery
Compton, Compton County, Quebec

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Location: This Catholic cemetery is located on Hatley Road right in the village of Compton.

The cemetery is attractive with some large maple trees along the roadside. It is fenced and there are several gates. One can park along the widened road if the gates are not open.

It appears to have begun in the 1850s and is used today. Of special interest is the fact that a Prime Minister of Canada, namely Louis S. St. Laurent is buried here. His modest tombstone does not reflect the fact that he was in the highest office but there is a plaque nearby from the Government of Canada.

The cemetery is in good condition and is generally flat so is easy to walk about. The majority of those interred here are French Canadians but there is a sizeable number of English Catholics buried here also.

We last visited and photographed this cemetery in 2015.

Leslie & Susan Nutbrown (
Total Records: 1,334


Père = Father
Mère = Mother
enfant = child
fils = son
fille = daughter
époux = husband
épouse = wife
Prétre = Priest
s/w = shares a stone with

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