Cradle of Angels
A special place for deceased babies
In 2012, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (HMR) and the Laval Cemetery inaugurated a new section called the "Cradle of Angels,” an area in the cemetery created to accommodate babies who have died during pregnancy, during birth or during their first weeks of life.
In accordance with the agreement with the HMR's perinatal bereavement committee, the Laval Cemetery provided and landscaped the new site and dedicated a monument listing the names of the deceased babies.
"The preservation of values and family ties has always been at the heart of the mission of the Laval Cemetery. We sincerely hope to help facilitate the remembrance of parents who are experiencing this painful ordeal," said Jacques Poirier, director of the Laval Cemetery, who is also president and chief executive officer of Magnus Poirier.
The Laval Cemetery provides the following services free of charge:
- the transfer of the deceased from the hospital to the Cemetery
- the burial container
- the internment rights
- the burial
More than 260 families have benefitted from this program. (Reference 2017)
* Memorial ceremonies dedicated to families experiencing the loss of a baby take place on the second Sunday of June of each year. Visit our News section for the schedule.
* The Laval Cemetery offers a free shuttle service between Montreal, Laval and the Laval Cemetery.
Perinatal bereavement, Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont