WHAT MAKES A CREMATION CATHOLIC?
The Church, the Liturgy and the Catholic Cemetery
Cremation has been an acceptable option for Catholics since 1963. The cremated remains must be treated with respect. They should be interred or entombed. We don't provide scattering gardens because separating cremated remains is contrary to Catholic teaching.
We offer a variety of choices for cremation, all of them in keeping with the requirements of the Church. All of our Catholic cemeteries have graves for the burial of cremated remains, as well as outdoor and/or indoor niches for the placement of cremation urns.
Cremation Columbaria are granite structures with niches where urns with cremated remains may be placed. Bronze plaques are attached to the niche to memorialize the deceased.
Cremation Niches are available in all of our mausoleums. Marble, granite as well as glass front niches are available in either single or double spaces.
Cremation Grave or Family Lots are another option for those choosing ground burial of cremated remains.
Memorial Urns are available for purchase at all of our cemetery offices. We offer the finest selection of urns in a variety of unique colours, materials and designs. Cultured marble, cast bronze, artisan metal or mahogany are a sample of the types of urns that are available. Both single and companion urns are available.
We also operate our own crematorium at Assumption Catholic Cemetery
. This provides assurance to families that the cremation takes place with the reverence and respect consistent with Catholic tradition. Families who wish to be present during cremation may use our comfortable waiting area. There is a viewing window in the witnessing room that allows for witnessing the placement of the casket into the cremation chamber.