Luskville church to build columbarium

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Kate Aley

This years memorial mass and graveyard service at St. Dominique's Catholic Church in Luskville featured a very special moment. During mass, a donation of $3,013.59 was made by the Golden Eagles Hunting and Fishing Club towards building a columbarium (a special wall to store cremated ashes) within the cemetry grounds.

From left, Mayor of the Municipality of Pontiac Roger Larose, president of the Parish of St. Dominiques Geoff Garceau, Father Andre Picard, Golden Eagles VP Randy Dagenais and Golden Eagles President Romeo Belisle.

Having celebrated it's final anniversary, the Golden Eagles found they had enough club funds to make donations to several community organizations. One of these was the Groupe Action Jeunesse Luskville, a group that had helped with children's activities at the Eagles summer BBQ's in the past. Another was St. Dominique's and this generous amount will be a significant step towards achieving the total estimated cost of $10,000. Other donations are coming in and construction is expected to begin this month. Donors will be recognized with a plaque on the wall. 

The Golden Eagles logo.

One of the donors is the Dignite Racine, Robert, Gauthier and Beauchamp funeral home based in Aylmer. Speaking on behalf of the company, Amber Boucher said they were pleased to be able to offer a $1,000 gift to help create a memorial wall for the St. Dominique's congregation, which has been in the planning stage for two years. 

The Dignite representatives after the memorial service. Amber Boucher is third from the left.

"There will be 24 niches or places available to start with," she explained. "It's exciting; it's brand new. Usually you see memorial walls in the city but not often in the country."

Geoff Garceau, President of the St. Dominique's congregation, says the builders, Martel and Sons Inc., are from Cornwall. "People were starting to ask for a columbarium," he said. "One of the niches has already sold. This way, we have something for people who wish for a traditional burial and those who want the ashes in the graveyard." 

People reconnect with both family members and the village of Luskville every year at the memorial service.

Father Andre Picard administers to St. Dominique's parish. "This graveyard has seen the community through 135 years and now we have to think of the next 135 years," he said. "What is more important than [caring for] the congregation? The congregation is always more important than stone," he added indicating the imposing edifice of the church.

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Good morning

First of all, thank you Kate for coming. Excellent article on your behalf and thank you to everyone in making our project a reality.
We may have a small community but when ever i pick up the phone for donations or help in regard to our church, have yet to be told "no i cant help you"

For example, this summer, Mr. Paul emmerson came down to replace a trap door in our steeple. Once the work completed, i was told that his work was free of charge. Thank you Mr. Emmerson

Health to everyone

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