Under the silent watch of the dead Notre-Dame-des-Neiges informs the living multi-cultural groups.

Montreal – At a recent information meeting held at the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges cemetery, media for the multi-cultural communities, had a chance to learn about changes to their policy. Along with existing services, new options are now being offered to the non-Christian communities. In addition to the Portuguese media, the Latin, Italian, Greek, Chinese, Jewish and Caribbean Communities were also present.

In addition to the Portuguese media, the Latin, Italian, Greek, Chinese, Jewish and Caribbean Communities were also present.

Yoland Tremblay, Notre-Dame-des-Neiges director, announced that they are expending extending their services to the non-Christian communities, a change to their conservative policy in existence for the past 150 years. Is this a sign of the times or a reaction to the crisis in the funeral services market? The fact is that Mr. Yoland Tremblay is aggressively seeking new business with a promotional film, featuring some famous politicians, artists and intellectuals who now rest in their grounds.

Some of their new services include cremation, sale of plots and monuments, engraving and installation of monuments, sale of fresh and artificial flowers, masses for the deceased, sale of coffins and ornaments as well as transportation and assistance to grieving family members.

This sanctuary is living an economic recession. If the body is the spirit’s temple, Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, dominates in the heart of this beautiful city - the mountain - who that took us in, nourished us and will embrace us in our final resting place. Notre-Dame-des-Neiges awaits you.

A Voz de Portugal, 27 November 2002, Montréal (orig. Portuguese)

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