On April 20, 2016, Most Reverend Christian Lépine presided at the blessing and inauguration ceremony of the Holy Family Mausoleum at the Repos Saint-François d'Assisse Cemetery.
In continuation of a tradition that began in the early 1980s, the Repos Saint-François d'Assise Cemetery has erected an eleventh structure to house tombs, the Holy Family Mausoleum-Columbarium.
The blessing and inauguration ceremony was held on April 20, 2016, and was presided by Archbishop Christian Lépine in the presence of representatives from various parishes throughout the archdiocese, namely Father François Baril, the pastor of Saint-François d'Assise Parish. Also attending the event were members of the Association des cimetières chrétiens du Québec (the Association of Christian Cemeteries of Quebec), suppliers and numerous associates of the Repos, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
In his address, the chairman of the board of directors, Mr. Louis-Philippe Desrosiers, pointed out that the new mausoleum-columbarium, dedicated to the Holy Family, is a modern representation of the family and of the special bonds that unite its members.
A work by architect Martin Frenette, and Carrier Mausoleums Construction, Inc., the new construction showcases a painting by André Pitre, the Santa Familia, a sculpture by Lise Gagnon, Notre Famille, stained glass windows by Galyna Boichuk, La vie de la Sainte-Famille au quotidien, La mort de saint Joseph, entouré de Marie et Jésus, and Sainte-Famille. The decorations also include metalized photographs by Eric Ernes'M [&] Vingt2.