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Proudly Serving Ottawa Since 1900

Memorial Architects

and Sculptors

Hand Crafted in Our Shop on York Street

Hand Crafted Since 1900

Proudly Serving Our Community for 120 Years

For well over a century Ottawa Monuments (Laurin) have been producing monuments and servicing the memorialization needs of the Ottawa region.  Our name is synonymous with the rich history of our city.

Our Cherished History

Distinguished Reputation

Ottawa Monuments (Laurin) have sculpted, produced and installed over 50,000 memorials. We have also manufactured distinguished monuments for cemeteries in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and New York. Our list of notable local clients reads like a who’s who of the local community.

Designer Certified

Award Winning Designers and Stone Architects

Ottawa Monuments (Laurin) are the only Memorial Designer Software certified Monument producer in the region.  We are fully certified utilizing only the latest state-of-the-art techniques and software.  We incorporate that expertise into every single one of the designs we produce.

Proudly One of Ottawa’s Oldest Companies

From Ottawa Monument’s (Laurin) start in 1900 until the late 1930’s our monuments would often be delivered by horse and buggy to various cemeteries throughout the region.  The monuments would then be delivered and installed in early spring. Some of the larger headstones (similar to the one on the right) could take 4 men up to 3 days to install.

Ottawa Monuments (Laurin) have sculpted, produced and installed over 50,000 memorials We have also manufactured distinguished monuments for cemeteries in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and New York. Our list of notable local clients reads like a who’s who of the local community.

Over the past century we have produced monuments for The National War Memorial, The Holocaust Memorial, a variety of NCC projects and headstones for Prime Ministers Laurier, King, and Pearson.

In the 1950’s the Laurin family passed the torch of ownership to the Parisien family. Ottawa Monuments (Laurin) remains with the Parisen family to this day.

As we are now well past the dawn of the new millennium, Ottawa Monuments (Laurin) will continue to pursue the highest standards of excellence and quality in serving our region.

The Highest Quality Stone and Craftsmanship

In the 1990’s, we began the process of automating and computerizing the production and design of all of our monuments.  We developed a software program called Memorial Designer which is now the industry standard and is used by the finest masons around the world. The program allows us the ability to create a monument template showing you the inscription exactly as it will appear on the stone.  It also allows us to easily document, store and retrieve you family’s memorial records.

We maintain the largest archive of memorial history in Ottawa.


Ottawa Monuments (Laurin)  More history….

Small Sample of Our Work

The Importance of a Monument

A monument is the primary tangible link between past, present and future. It serves as an integral part of our culture and heritage, and an inspiration for all succeeding generations who wish to know and honor those who came before.

Commissioning a memorial for your loved one is a personal and emotionally charged experience. We at Ottawa Monuments (Laurin) understand this, and will do everything possible to ensure this final expression of love can be carried out with dignity and respect.

Ottawa Monuments (Laurin) assures that every memorial stone that we sculpt is of the highest quality. We guarantee all of our granite monuments by sealed certificate for life.

Our Testimonials

Great business! 5 stars, employees are very helpful and understanding. go out of their way to help. Thank you for the beautiful Stone.

Mark Cutler

Everyone I dealt with at your store was extremely helpful and friendly. I would recommend your services to anyone who needs them.

K Pritney

Patrick, I was home over the weekend and saw our beautiful headstone, it came out better than we could have ever expected!  Incredible. Thank you so much!

N. Lacombe

You have produced the nicest monument in the cemetery by far.  Merci

M. Drouin

You helped our family choose a memorial for our mother that was unassuming and beautiful. It was a perfect reflection of her.

J. Stratton

Thank you very much for your help, suggestions and patience.  The monument is wonderful and my family and I are very pleased and appreciative.

M. Dunn

Yves, In my time as head of the NCC I managed to view and participate in the unveiling of many historical projects created in stone.  The monument that you created for my wife and I is truly beautiful.

Marcel BeaudryFormer Chairman of the NCC and ex-Mayor of Hull
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