Notre-Dame of Ottawa Cemetery

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Notre-Dame of Ottawa Cemetery

Also known as Cimetière Notre-Dame d'Ottawa

455 Montreal Rd.
Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, K1K 0V2 Canada
Phone (613) 746-4175
Memorials 14,078 added (68% photographed)


When Ottawa closed its Lower Town cemeteries (Barracks Hill Cemetery: 1788-1844, and Sandy Hill Cemetery: 1844-1872), His Excellency Joseph Eugène Guigues, 1st Bishop of Ottawa (1848), purchased 20 hectares of land from Mr. Bradley for the interment of Catholics. This land became known as Notre-Dame Cemetery. It is Ottawa’s oldest and largest Catholic Cemetery.

Presently, the cemetery’s 20 hectares is the final resting place for 124,000 individuals. Here, residents and visitors to Canada are able to learn about Canada’s valuable history and about the individuals who shaped the nation and the City of Ottawa.

Notre-Dame Cemetery is the final resting place for the first religious communities in the Ottawa region. The Sisters of Charity, the Daughters of Wisdom, Montfortain priests, Redemptorists, Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Adorers of the Precious Blood are some of the religious communities which find their place among Canadians who have chosen Notre-Dame Cemetery for their final rest. Politicians such as Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier; Senators Michael G. Basha, Charles Murphy, Jean-Robert Gauthier; Mayors Camille Gladu, Joseph Charles Balzora Turgeon, Samuel Bingham are also resting here. Numerous Canadians and foreign militaries are honored in the cemetery; there are two fields of honor and over 1,200 military graves.


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GPS Coordinates: 45.4419708, -75.6498871

  • Added: 22 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #639417