Our Distinguished Past

Mr. Laurin.  The Original Founder.

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We welcome you to have a look at some of the photos from our past.  We were initially located on George street before our move in the 1950’s to our current location on York.

In the early days monuments were produced from local stones. Limestone monuments were the most common.  You will still see many in Sections 1 and 2 of the Old Cemetery. The stone was soft and easily carved.  Unfortunately, in recent years the onset of acid rain and other contaminants has dramatically harmed these stones. Many stones have aged centuries in only a few decades.

In more recent times the stone of choice for a monument is granite.  It’s amongst the hardest of all stone and is immune to acid and many other elements.

Mr. Aurele Parisien.

Successor to the Laurin Family.

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A truck loading a stone for the Old Jewish Cemetery. 1934

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JP Laurin Monuments circa 1956.  We remain at this facility on the corner of York and King Edward to this day.

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A look inside our shop that was then located on George Street in 1917.

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