Cremation

We are equipped to provide direct cremation services. Families are guaranteed a service that respects the wishes of the deceased.

What is cremation?

Dating back thousands of years, cremation (or incineration) is the process by which the body of the deceased is reduced to ashes by burning. Like interment, cremation has been a worldwide practice, however, only since 1963 has it been authorized by the Catholic Church.

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The body of the deceased is incinerated in a casket or a cremation container. Cremation chambers only hold one casket at a time. The cremation lasts one and a half to two hours and is carried out at a temperature ranging from 1,000 to 1,200 degrees Celsius. In such heat, the container, clothing and body disintegrate, leaving only bone fragments.

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The ashes are placed in an urn. Urns are available in many shapes, sizes and materials. According to beliefs and values, there are several ways to dispose of the ashes of the deceased. The urn may be placed in a columbarium, buried in a cemetery or kept at home.

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In response to the preventive measures established by Public Health to limit the spread of COVID-19, Les Résidences Funéraires Goyer Ltd. has swiftly implemented procedures to comply with the guidelines while answering the needs of grieving families who wish to honour the memory of deceased loved ones.

Funeral rituals are unique events that hold great importance in the grieving process. In this light, we continue to offer responsible services focused on respect and dignity.

Each request is unique. We are required to host private events and adopt safe practices. We also respect family wishes to postpone rituals to a later date.

We realize that this is an extraordinary situation and we are committed to providing you with proper guidance and support despite the circumstances.