The Chauveau Family
Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, the first Prime Minister of Quebec, his wife Marie-Louise and their three daughters, Olympe, Flore and Henriette were laid to rest underneath our chapel. The Chauveau family lived a few short steps from the Monastery. Naturally, the Chauveau girls were educated in our congregation. Olympe tragically died at the age of 11, shortly after entering the boarding school. She was buried in the vault for innocent children. Henriette died 15 years later while traveling. She was 19 years old. Her remains were returned and buried near those of her sister. One year later, Flore passed away, followed a few short years later by Mrs. Chauveau. Mr. Chauveau would live another 15 years, pursuing a career in politics, before ultimately joining his family in our chapel.