Coaticook, Quebec, Canada
This cemetery, one of the most recently established in the Eastern Townships, opened in 1948 when the Catholic parish of Saint-Luc was founded. Here you’ll find the gravesites of French-speaking people from Barnston, lying near the Protestant pioneers buried in the neighbouring Pleasant View Cemetery.
Many of those buried in the Saint-Luc Cemetery were from farming families. During your tour, you’ll gaze over Barnston’s beautiful agricultural landscapes, shaped by several generations of people who worked the land.
A guide will accompany you throughout your visit, and two ghosts from the grave will tell their tales from another time: Alméria Lavallée-Chagnon, farmer and mother of a large family, and patriarch Isidore Madore, farmer and father of a family with many offspring!
Together with its photographs and archival documents, this audioguide will help make your visit of the Saint-Luc 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!
N.B. We suggest that you use the tour preload option on your smart device (tablet or telephone) by selecting “Preload.” You will then be able to access all of the content when you are onsite via the “My Tours” menu and to be guided by GPS without having to be connected to the Internet. We also recommend the use of earphones to fully enjoy the audio content.
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 Alméria Lavallée-Chagnon: Jo Jo Rideout
Voice of Isidore Madore: Jacques Quintin
Photographs: Anne Dansereau
We thank Pierrette Chagnon, André Madore, and Monique and Louise Madore for photographs from their family archives.
Producer: Municipality of Coaticook