1-800-Cremation provides cremation services that are simple and affordable. Located in Montreal, we can help you arrange a cremation for yourself or your loved one. Read through the questions below if you need to learn more about cremation. Can’t find the answers you are looking for? Contact us.
What Happens During the Cremation Process?
Are Cremations Done Individually?
When After Death Can a Cremation Take Place?
Is Any Other Preparation Required Prior to Cremation?
Is It True That Bones Are Crushed after Cremation? I’ve Heard You Don’t Get The Cremated Remains Back. What Do You Get?
Is Embalming Necessary for Cremation?
Is a Casket Required?
Can a Casket Be Rented Instead of Purchased When Choosing Cremation?
Can I Bring My Own Urn?
Can I Witness the Cremation?
Do All Funeral Homes Have a Crematorium?
Is Cremation a Substitution for a Funeral?
Do I Have to Make Different Funeral Arrangements If I Choose Cremation?
Can We Have the Service Before or after the Cremation?
What Can Be Done with the Cremated Remains?
What Is Memorialization for Cremation?
If I Am to Be Cremated, Why Would I Want My Remains to Be Placed in a Columbarium, or Interred at the Cemetery? Why Shouldn’t I Just Have Them Scattered in the Sea or Some Other Place of My Choosing?
Why Is Having a Place to Visit so Important?
If I Am Cremated, Can I Be Buried with My Spouse Even If He or She Was in a Casket?
Can I Take the Cremated Remains Home?
Death at Home
Your first step should be calling 9-1-1. Urgence Santé (Québec) will come to the house and sign an Attestation of Death (SP-3). If the death was expected, be sure to mention this when speaking with the 9-1-1 operator. This will avoid unnecessary lights and sirens when they arrive.
A family physician may also come to your house to sign and prepare an Attestation of Death but he/she may not be available if the death occurs at night. If the death is expected, you might want to discuss this with your physician in advance.
Once the attestation is completed, call us (1-800-CREMATION) and we will arrange for the immediate transfer of your loved to the safekeeping of the Mount Royal Crematorium.
Death in a Hospital
If a death occurs in a hospital, nursing home, or any other institution, contact us as soon as possible (1-800-CREMATION). Our funeral director will contact the institution to get permission to transfer your loved one to the funeral home once the Attestation of Death has been signed.
Transfer from the place of death to Mount Royal Crematorium
Basic services to coordinate arrangements with the family
Completion of all required legal paperwork
Preparation of death certificates
Temporary safekeeping of the deceased before cremation
Standard cremation container
Temporary container for cremated remains
Remember to have all legal documents, health insurance card, and other pertinent information ready prior to your meeting.