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Outstanding Service in the Language of Your Choice

"Native language” is the first language a person learns. It is the language that soothes us as children, that teaches us the basics of communication and that reminds us of our home or country of origin. With all its colours and subtleties, it evokes happy memories and the people we love. When the time comes to commemorate a loved one, it is only natural to want to do so in that person's native language to pay tribute to his or her culture, origins and customs. This is why Æterna Funeral Complex strives to serve its clientele in their native language, almost every time.

September 30, 2021
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Love, Forever and For Always

When two people get married, they want to unite their destinies in a sacred bond in honour of their love. When a loved one passes away, a will makes it possible for them to divide their property according to their wishes, but apart from this official document, there are many meaningful objects to keep their loved one with them beyond death. Here are a few ideas suggested by the Æterna Complex to maintain a sense of closeness with your loved one, even after your loved one’s death.

September 17, 2021
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The Buddhist Funeral Ritual

The practice of Buddhism has definitely become more popular in the Western world in recent years. According to Statistics Canada's 2011 National Household Survey, approximately 367,000 people in Canada declared themselves to be Buddhists, including over 52,000 in Québec, compared to 41,000 in 2001. In order to adapt to this reality, the Æterna Funeral Complex offers a personalized service that provides for the inclusion of Buddhist funeral rites in any farewell ceremony. Here is an overview of this thousand-year-old practice…

July 15, 2021
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Supporting a Loved One Who Wants to Receive Medical Aid in Dying

In June 2016, Canada passed legislation that allows eligible Canadian adults to request medical assistance in dying. In March 2021, amendments were made to this law, including expanding the eligibility criteria. Although Canada is not a pioneer in this area, only four U.S. states (Oregon, Washington, Montana, Vermont), five countries (Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Colombia) and the province of Québec have preceded it.

July 1, 2021
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Near-Death Experiences

Re-enacted a number of times on the big screen and described in many books, near-death experiences (NDEs) are events that involve the sensations felt by people who are declared clinically dead before they come back to life. NDEs are still a mystery. What exactly are they? The Aeterna Funeral Complex explains them to you!

June 1, 2021
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Planning an Ecological Funeral

The environment is a growing concern for the Quebec population. The subject is at the very heart of discussions and everyone is trying their best to do their part in order to reduce their ecological footprint. But what about when we leave the world of the living? Is it possible to remain environmentally concerned even after death? The Aeterna Funeral Complex sheds light on the question and provides some tips for a greener funeral.

April 22, 2021
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Grieving, Through the Seasons

Like the cycle of the seasons, grief has various stages that it is essential to go through. Each person experiences this hardship in his or her own way, but one thing is certain: it is crucial to pass through each phase in order to find the peace and serenity to continue moving forward. Discover the main stages of this process and some advice on how to better cope with your grief.

March 29, 2021
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How to Support a Dying Loved One

Supporting a dying loved one is without a doubt one of the most life-changing experiences. Although no one is really ready to go through such an ordeal, most of us are likely to face it at one time or another. Here is some food for thought to guide you through this process and, in so doing, try to ease the imminent loss of someone you love.

February 22, 2021
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The Porcelain Photo Medallion, a Unique Souvenir

The last reminder of a person's life, the funerary monument must be chosen with care. Whether you want one that is plain and simple, elegant or a little more whimsical, the Aeterna Funeral Complex offers you a wide range of options. If you wish to customize it further, you may add a porcelain photo medallion, reproducing the portrait of the deceased with striking accuracy. Learn more about the history of this relic and its manufacturing process.

January 21, 2021
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Christmas Traditions Around the World

For thousands of years, people have gathered at the beginning of the winter season to celebrate the winter solstice. Long before Christmas—as we know it—was observed, various celebrations and rites were the precursors of today's festivities. Every religion has its Christmas traditions, and at the Aeterna Funeral Complex, we believe that there are many beautiful ways to celebrate this holiday that brings people together, even if this year will certainly be different.

December 22, 2020
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