We believe that each client is a unique person with unique needs. We always respect personal values and beliefs.
Member of the Athos Services Commemoratifs, Urgel Bourgie / Athos offers high-quality and personalized commemorative services that respect families’ beliefs and customs.
At Urgel Bourgie / Athos, our mission is to celebrate and honor life. We believe that life may be but a passage in time, but that memories will live forever. At the passing of our loved ones, their lives should be celebrated, rather than only mourned. We must celebrate our loved ones, remembering them as the people they were—alive and vibrant.
And while Urgel Bourgie / Athos commemorates the lives of those who have left us, we also help those left behind to grieve. We support the family and friends during the grieving process and throughout each step of the commemorative service. In order to respect your final wishes and ensure your loved ones’ peace of mind, we help plan everything so that your affairs are in order.
Our quality policy
The mission of Urgel Bourgie / Athos funeral homes is to offer the highest quality of commemorative services in the funeral and cemetery industry by accompanying mourning families during each step of their grieving process.
Respect for people is at the heart of Urgel Bourgie / Athos values. Our entire personnel (management and employees) must conduct itself professionally and ensure that the following values permeate everything they do: respect, listening, empathy, ethics, integrity and dedication.
In 1902, Henri Bourgie established the funeral firm Bourgie H. & Co and opened the family’s first funeral home.
During the middle of the 20th century, along with his brothers and other family members, Henri Bourgie changed the name of the company to Urgel Bourgie. To meet the growing needs of its clientele, the firm began to expand its offering to include embalming and funeral services as well as casket and hearse manufacturing. At the same time, multiple funeral homes across the city of Montréal.
Urgel Bourgie has continued to successfully grow by acquiring other well-established funeral homes, such as the Parc Commémoratif de Montréal, Jardins Laurentides (St-Hubert), Parc du Souvenir (Laval), and Maisons Funéraires Feron (Montréal). The company also acquired J. Bouchard et Fils, Lepine Cloutier, the Parc Commémoratif La Souvenance, Jardins Québec, and Falardeau, Bédard, Roy in the Québec City area.
As of 2012, Urgel Bourgie / Athos is a member of the Athos Services Commemoratifs and has maintained its market and community leadership as a forward-looking and innovative network of funeral homes in Montréal.