The Pioneer Cemetery is designated as a local heritage site for its value with regards to the village pioneers and the 17 victims of the Spanish Flu of 1918, buried in the back right-hand side of the old cemetery (the south-west end), under certain tombs of the second generation of parishioners of Saint-Antoine. The corpses of the village's first residents were buried between 1834 and 1926, behind the religious buildings that occupied the land, before the new cemetery (1926) was established near the stone church. In 1918, after the Great War, the Spanish Flu ravaged through Saint-Antoine like it did elsewhere in Canada and abroad. During the month of October of that year, 17 parishioners were taken by the disease. Because the wooden crosses used as headstones were damaged by inclement weather, we have lost track of the exact spot where our ancestors were buried. Only those made of stone indicate clearly where some of the settlers and victims of the Spanish Flu were laid to rest.

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Info-Alert

There will be a public meeting on Tuesday February 25th at 7:30 PM in the council’s chamber. Welcome to all citizens.

The municipal office will be closed on Monday February 17th for Family Day. For emergencies, call 525-4020 and follow the instructions

The garbage pick-up will be on WEDNESDAY February 19th instead of Monday February 17th. Please note that the garbage collection will return to the normal schedule (Monday) the following week.