Cremation has become increasingly popular for many reasons. Firstly, it is by far the most eco-friendly option.
Since a burial requires embalming, the use of chemical products make the overall process more harmful for the environment. Depending on the chosen casket, it can also contain contaminants as well. Let’s also not forget that a casket requires space, while cemetery plots are more and more limited.
Finally, the cost of a cremation also makes it an ideal option, given that it also respects many people’s budget. The price difference between cremation and a burial represents a few thousand dollars.
Moreover, it will also be possible for you to organize a customized ceremony in the event of a cremation in the Greater Montreal Area, and even to proceed to the burial of the urn should you wish to do so.
What Happens During a Cremation Ceremony?
When the person passes away, they are transported to the crematorium, where they are placed in a cremation container or casket. The employee will then check the death certificate, which will have been signed by the doctor or the coroner, along with all of the legal documents.
The technician will then proceed to the cremation, by ensuring that the body is properly identified. The body is placed in a cremation furnace, which is heated to 1,000 to 1,200 degrees Celsius. The actual cremation lasts around 90 minutes, followed by a 2 hour cooling period. The technician will then place any remaining bone in a grinder, reducing them to ash as well.
Finally, the ashes will be transferred to the urn with an identification token and a cremation certificate will be produced. You will then be contacted by your funeral home so that you can come and pick up the ashes. Take a look at our page to find out more about cremation in Quebec.