Cremation is a funeral technique that burns the body of a deceased human being and reduces it to ashes.
The body is placed in a casket, and the cremation process requires about 90 minutes (or more). The ashes* are then recovered and placed in an urn and/or a reliquary chosen by the family.
Magnus Poirier has a crematorium that uses cutting-edge technology. Despite popular belief, only one body can be cremated at a time. We operate 7 days a week and are able to offer you professional, timely service.
If you opt for cremation, you may then decide which funeral services you want:
You want to display the body and bring together family, friends and acquaintances in a room that suits all your needs before cremation
You want to display the urn after cremation in a room that suits all your needs. If you decide you would like this funeral protocol, then several choices are available.
Display of the urn after cremation:
- Viewing of the deceased before cremation.
Magnus Poirier highly recommends the viewing of the deceased by family members prior to the cremation process. This stage of mourning is important because it gives the family the opportunity to gather together one last time before the cremation and to comfort one another in the presence of the deceased. On request, the deceased will be prepared according to the legal rules surrounding this private viewing process, which takes place in a peaceful setting conducive to conversation.
- Witnessing the cremation: witness the process of cremation at the crematorium.
On request, the immediate family may, if they so wish, also observe the entire cremation process and pay their last respects.
- Direct cremation: cremation is performed immediately, without a gathering in the presence of the deceased.
If you do not wish to proceed with the private viewing, nor attend the cremation, nor display the body before the cremation, Magnus Poirier will pick up the deceased at the place of death and proceed directly with the cremation (after the signature of documents required by the company and the family).
*Ashes: body residues resulting from the cremation of a body including all its bone fragments, which are reduced to powder by grinding.