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From: "C & M Ingvaldson" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Quebec Cemeteries
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 16:50:42 -0700
Thank you all for your replies to my query. It just didn't ring true to me.
This is the website on which I found the information.
Marnie Oliver Ingvaldson
>"In Quebec, cemetery plots are by law NOT purchased, but LEASED for 99
>years. At the end of the lease, a notice is published in local newspapers,
>listing the surnames of the plots about to expire.
>If no one comes forward to renew the lease, the deceased is dug up,
>reburied a few feet deeper and the plot is available for a new burial. The
>inscription on any tombstone is sandblasted off and will be reused in