Bike Rides about Town:
Two Mountains/Hudson
Western Laval


Roger Kenner
Montreal, Qc,
Canada 2003

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Western Laval


Through Chomedy

Click to Enlarge (Taken on July 18, 1998 Oka Tour)
Pont Lachapelle:
Leading over to Laval

 

Click to Enlarge (Taken on July 18, 1998 Oka Tour)
Riviere des Prairies:
Looking east from Pont Lachapelle
Riviere des Prairies:
Looking west from Laval side of bridge

 

Ile Paton

Click to Enlarge (Taken on Gouin Ride: Thanksgiving Day - 2003: ~10:00)
Cartierville: River - Laval Shoreline - From Parc Beauséjour

 

Click to Enlarge (Taken on Sunday, Sept 29, 2002 Oka Tour)
Bridge at Ile Paton in Laval

 

Click to Enlarge (Taken on Sunday, Sept 29, 2002 Oka Tour)
Looking West from BridgeLooking East from Bridge

 

Highway 13 Crossing

Click to Enlarge (Taken on July 18, 1998 Oka Tour)
Laval bike path climbing up to end
alongside Hwy 13
Hwy 13 crossing at Chemin Samson

 

Click to Enlarge (Taken on July 18, 1998 Oka Tour)
Looking south along Hwy 13

 

Click to Enlarge (Taken on Gouin Ride: Thanksgiving Day - 2003: ~10:45)
Bois de Liesse:
Hwy 13 Bridge from River Access Point
Bois de Liesse: Power lines Cross River -
East of Hwy 13

 

Chemin Bord de l'Eau

Click to Enlarge (Taken on July 18, 1998 Oka Tour)
Bord de l'eau looking east.
It was the old road, now cut off by the 13
Bord de l'eau, at beginning,
just past the Hwy 13

 

Click to Enlarge (Taken on July 18, 1998 Oka Tour)
Bord de l'eau, looking west

 

Click to Enlarge (Taken on July 18, 1998 Oka Tour)
Roadside shrine, from yesteryear Calvaire Sauriol

Calvaire Suariol

En 1923, Raoul Sauriol, tailleur de pierre, edifia ce calvaire surmonté d'un toit à quatre versants et d'une crois en pierre. Plusieurs membres de sa famille attestent que M. Sauriol accomplissait ainsi un voeu, en action de grâce à Dieu pour un grand bienfait.

Les quatre murs en pierres de champs, solidement montés sur des fondations de béton, ainsi que les linteaux de pierre en font un spécimen unique sur l'île Jésus et même au Québec, où les abris des croix et calvaires sont presque toujours en bois et ouverts aux quatre vents.

La cérémonie de bénédiction, présidée par le Père Sigouin, S.J., ami de M. Sauriol, attira une foule considérable de fidèles des environs. Un témoin raconte: "Sur un mille de longueur, les véhicules occupaient des deux bords du chemin. Il y avait un choeur de chant dirigé par la maîtresse d'école."

Autour du crucifix, M. Sauriol avait disposé des statues de la Sainte Vierge, de saint Joseph et de deux anges tenant chacun un bénitier. Il venait souvent y réciter le chapelet et le voisinage y faisait de neuvaines ainsi que le dévotions du mois de Marie.

Sauriol's Wayside Cross

In 1923, Raoul Sauriol, a stone mason, build this wayside cross covered with a four-sided roof and a stone cross. Several members of his family attest that M. Sauriol thus completed a vow, as thansgiving for a large favour received.

The four field stone walls, solidly mounted on concrete foundations, as well as the stone lintels, make this a unique specimen, not only on Ile Jesus, but even across Quebec, where the coverings for roadside crosses are almost always made of wood and are open on the four sides.

The blessing, presided over and Father Sigouin, a friend of M. Sauriol, attracted a considerable crowd of the local faithful. One witness remembers, "For over a mile, vehicles were parked on both side of the road. There was a chior directed by the school mistress."

Around the crucifix, M. Sauriol had placed statues of the Virgin Mary, of Saint Joseph, and of two angels each holding a holy-water basin. He came often to say the Rosary and the people of the neighbourhood came for Novenas as well as for devotions during the festival of Mary.

 

Click to Enlarge (Taken on July 18, 1998 Oka Tour)
Riviere des Prairies:
Looking south from Bord de l'Eau.

Even with the lakefront apartments in Pierrefonds, which I first saw during my 1974 'Gouin' bike ride)

 

Click to Enlarge (Taken on Gouin Ride: Thanksgiving Day - 2003: ~12:15)
Pierrefonds: Laval Shore from Rapids Park

 

Ste. Dorothée

Click to Enlarge (Taken on July 18, 1998 Oka Tour)
Laval-Ile Bizard ferry Laval-Ile Bizard ferry, sign

 

Click to Enlarge (Taken on July 18, 1998 Oka Tour)
Rail bridge over Bord de l'eau,
just past Ile Bigras turn off

 

Click to Enlarge (Taken on July 18, 1998 Oka Tour)
New Ste. Dorothy train station

 

Laval-sur-le-lac

Click to Enlarge (Taken on July 18, 1998 Oka Tour)
Entrance to Laval-sur-le-Lac

 

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Prepared by Roger Kenner
November, 2003; February, 2004