Brian Memories: Funeral Rites
Produced by: La Société d’Histoire de Sillery
Interviewed by Ariel Blouin
Informants: Brian Treggett
Date: February 22, 2019
Location: Sillery, Quebec, Qc
Brian Treggett by the window in his dining room in the winter. Various images are shown as he speaks: Trakkas Family Funeral, Cemetery in the Fall, Cemetery Grounds in the Summer, Cemetery Men Working, Family Plot and Brian and the Hearse.
Brian’s Memories: About funeral processions
Well, funerals were a special occasion that required a lot of patience and a lot of compassion on my part because when people lose a family member and they want to come back to the cemetery.
To buy a lot of concessions, it’s a significant part of the whole process of the death of somebody that they want a proper place so when I would take the families out on the grounds.
The different sites are available; it was imperative to be very patient with these people and show them the places that they thought.
I want to bury their loved ones, and I always took the time necessary to show them the different places and to let them decide wherever they thought that they would like to buy a lot, and this was part of my job and the same.
The thing with the date of the funeral, I would make sure that everything was perfect for that day to make sure that there wasn’t anything.
The cemetery in that area looked perfect, and the gravesite was beautiful and appropriate for them to attend the funeral service and not have any.
Problems, so I took great pride in making sure that everything was up to par and that people were happy with the arrangements that had been made on their behalf.
Subject – Brian Treggett
Interviewer – Ariel Blouin
Producer – La Société d’Histoire de Sillery