|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Cimetiere de la Paroisse Saint-Louis de Gonzague is a Catholic cemetery located behind the Presbytere Eglise Catholique Saint Louis de Gonzague at 146 PRINCIPALE, Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, QC J0S 1T0, Canada (450) 373-2110
St-Louis-de-Gonzague is a village in Quebec, Canada on the south side of the St-Louis Bridge (which spans the Beauharnois Canal portion of the St-Lawrence River). It is located 7mi (11.2km) ESE of Valleyfield, on Rte 236 at the corner of Rang du Quarante (Rang 40). (45.215N/73.997W)
The original name for the village was Rocqueville, named after Charles Larocque, the first storekeeper at the corners.
A resident of the village, Yves Daoust, wrote this on the subject of locating ancient graves in this cemetery:
"The oldest grave marker I saw was for a burial in the early 1900's. When the parish can't find a family member to own the land or to maintain the family gravestone, they remove it. That's the case for almost all cemeteries in Quebec, except for some patrimonial cemeteries."