Previously, the burial of bodies or ashes consisted of placing the remains of a deceased person in the ground, in what was called a "grave." Today, when we talk about burial of the body or the ashes, many more options are available:
Burial of a body
The casket may be placed:
- in the ground in a plot
- in a concrete crypt in a garden setting (in the ground)
- or, finally, in a crypt (also called "tomb") inside a mausoleum.
Burial of ashes
The urn may be placed:
in the ground in a plot
in the niche of a columbarium inside a mausoleum (cemetery)
in the niche of an outdoor columbarium (cemetery)
at the base of a commemorative tree (cemetery)
inside a columbarium bench (cemetery)
or in a columbarium in a funeral complex
Scattering of ashes
The ashes can also be scattered in a family plot, in a registered cemetery garden plot, at the base of a memorial or commemorative tree or at any other site chosen by the family.
A respectful tribute
Your Magnus Poirier advisor is there to help you plan the funeral you want and to fully coordinate the process and procedures with the required suppliers: church, religious or lay leader, florist, singer and musician, caterer, cemetery and more.
Whatever funeral protocol you chose – burial, niche, scattering of the ashes – it will be carried out in a respectful, meditative and dignified setting.
To learn more about the body and ash disposal options that are available to you, please visit the Laval Cemetery* website.
* Since 1980, the Laval Cemetery has been managed by the Poirier family.