WATCH: Coderre puts stone from Jerusalem on Leonard Cohen's grave

It was one of Denis Coderre's last acts as mayor.

The outgoing mayor has placed a stone he brought back from Jerusalem on the newly-installed gravestone of singer and poet Leonard Cohen. 

In the Jewish tradition, stones are placed on graves as a symbol of the permanence of the person's legacy.

Coderre called Cohen one of the greatest ambassadors Montreal has ever seen.

Cohen died a year ago at the age of 82.

He died during his sleep following a fall in the middle of the night on November 7th. 

Coderre was defeated in last Sunday's Montreal election.

 

 

-With files from CTV News