A thousand-year-old rite
Cremation (or incineration) has been practised for several thousand years and consists of burning and reducing the body of a deceased person to ashes. Like burial, it has been carried out all over the world, but it is only since 1963 that the Catholic Church has authorized this funeral technique.
A method marked by respect
During the cremation, the body of the deceased person is cremated in his coffin or cremation container at a temperature ranging from 1,000 to 1200 degrees Celsius. Under such heat, the container, clothing and body disintegrate, leaving only the bone materials as the cremation remains. Each crematory can accommodate only one coffin at a time and the process takes between 90 minutes and two hours.
Handling of ashes
After incineration, we place the ashes in a funeral urn. Urns are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and materials. Depending on your beliefs or values, there are then several options to choose from, once the ashes are collected in funeral urns. The urn can be placed in a columbarium, be buried in the cemetery or be kept at home.
The ÆTERNA Crematorium is unique in Quebec. It makes it possible to hold a private farewell ceremony right on site, in a high-quality environment. Families may, if they wish, transport the deceased here at the very last minute. Each ceremony is adapted to the tribute you want to pay, regardless of your beliefs and customs.
The ÆTERNA Crematorium is also accessible in the evenings and on weekends. We will be able to accommodate you at all times.
Complementary cremation services
We offer all the services you may need to commemorate your loved one:
• Funeral services
• Traditional cinerary urns
• Eco-friendly urns
• Online orders of flowers
If you have a specific request, don't hesitate to let us know. We will try to accommodate you as best as possible.
PRIVATE ROOMAdapted to your needs
We make a well-lit room available to you, with a unique atmosphere that can accommodate up to 50 people. This well-appointed room is also equipped with a multimedia system to enhance the farewell ceremony. Our crematorium is accessible on site at all times, enabling us to hold a ceremony according to your beliefs and values. You will be able to go there sheltered from the bad weather.
In memory of the deceased
Out of respect for those who wish to come and meditate in the presence of the ashes of a deceased person, the columbarium is located at the entrance to the funeral complex, away from most of the visitation rooms, therefore making it possible to meditate quietly, far from any activities.
A space can be reserved for a month, a year, or for 5, 10, 25 or 50 years, according to your wishes and needs.