Voices from Another Time | The Mount Forest Cemetery

Voices from Another Time | The Mount Forest Cemetery
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Ville de Coaticook

At the Mount Forest Cemetery, Coaticook’s story line is felt at every turn in the path. Within it are the monuments of all of the English-speaking families who built the town in the 19th century.


Our interactive map offered by BaladoDiscovery gives you access to audio files about people who rest in peace in this cemetery. Listen to see…


The landscaping of this vast Protestant cemetery was inspired by British garden cemeteries. The vegetation, the site, and the exceptional diversity of funerary heritage all combine to create a space perfect for a stroll and discovery.

Remains from Coaticook’s first Protestant cemetery, which had been located on Merrill Street since 1830, were transferred to the Mount Forest Cemetery when it opened in 1870.

A guide will accompany you throughout your visit, and three ghosts from the grave will tell their tales from another time: Lydia Child, wife of Member of the House of Assembly and merchant Marcus Child; Reverend John Foster, the area’s first Anglican minister; and Ralph Wheeler, brother of sculptor Orson Wheeler.

Together with its photographs and archival documents, this audioguide will help make your visit of the Mount Forest Cemetery a memorable one. Be sure to travel to the cemetery itself: onsite, you will fully appreciate the beauty and the spirit of the place!

We suggest preloading the tour in your smart device before going to the location (Preload option in the app). You will then be able to access all of the content when you are onsite without Internet. We also recommend the use of earphones to fully enjoy the audio content.

Welcome to the cemetery!



Production: Les Productions Traces et Souvenances
Research, script, composition of texts, narration: Anne Dansereau
English translation: Stevenson & Writers Inc.
Artistic advisor and recordings director: Lysanne Gallant
Recording: Larry O’Malley, Audiobec Sono/Vidéo
Voice of Reverend Foster: Lewis Evans
Voice of Ralph Wheeler: Graeme Buchanan
Photographs: Anne Dansereau
Archival photographs: the Stanstead Historical Society, the Société d’histoire de Coaticook
Producer: Municipality of Coaticook

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Voices from Another Time | The Mount Forest Cemetery