Hidden English History in Saguenay, part 4: Who owns the graves?

Photo: Ruby Pratka from QCT archives

A nearly forgotten Protestant cemetery in La Baie, established for the employees of the Price sawmill, is the final resting place for about 100 English-speakers who lived in the region in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Behind a heavy, padlocked door, not far from a Catholic church in La Baie, Que., a community of about 19,000 now part of the city of Saguenay, a small graveyard with a bilingual sign over the door holds the remains of many members of the former company town’s English-speaking community.