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Cremation Services and Crematorium in Ottawa

Nowadays, more and more people are choosing cremation as an alternative to traditional burial. It was in 1963 that the Catholic Church recognized cremation as an option to a traditional burial (Instruction Ad resurgendum cum Christo regarding the burial of the deceased and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation). All cremation services are done on-site at Hope Catholic Cemetery in Ottawa. This allows us to control the process according to the highest standards imposed by national and international regulators.

Subsequently, the remains are deposited in an urn. The urn may be placed in a niche, in a columbarium or buried in a cemetery lot.

To learn more about our cremation services in Ottawa, reach out to us.

The Catholic Cremation Centre

Hope Cemetery Cremation Centre and the crematorium were opened in 1990 to serve the growing interest in cremation. Located on Bank Street in Ottawa, Hope Catholic Cremation Centre is available to Catholics (and their families) as well as to people of other faiths and cultures.

We operate our cremation centre with the same respect and dignity for the body, an integral part of both our faith tradition and our overall philosophy.


We provide urns, cremation niches and other products to honour the memory of your loved ones. We also provide personalized funeral services in Ottawa.

Reasons for Choosing Cremation

People choose cremation services over burial for the following reasons:

  • Cost: A cremation will cost a lot less than a burial. No need to buy a headstone or a casket.

  • Flexibility: With a burial service, you will need to be interred underground or in a mausoleum. If someone has been cremated, their ashes can be scattered or stored.

  • Simplicity: Traditional burial involves wake, gathering, pallbearers and a church celebration. With cremation, you can opt for a memorial service and a celebration of life.

  • Cemetery availability: Plots in a cemetery are in short supply in many cemeteries. A cremation service ensures that you do not worry about finding a burial site.

Families Welcomed

We allow a limited number of family members to witness the beginning of the cremation process. We also have a chapel on site where the services can be held.

After the Cremation Process

Following cremation services, options for interment include ground burial, entombment in an outdoor columbarium or in a niche inside a mausoleum. Our family counsellors can explain to you the details, including the difference in cost, associated with each option.

Keeping Your Loved Ones Close

Hope Cemetery offers you a solution to keep your loved ones safe with you forever. You can choose urns to keep your loved one in your family house. The choice of the urns can be very personal, depending on the memories and personal taste. We help you choose the right urn for your loved one. 


How Is a Catholic Cemetery Different from Other Cemeteries?

A Catholic Cemetery is consecrated by a Bishop and is a ministry of the Catholic Church. They are considered sacred places and are a reminder of the Lord’s promise of resurrection.

Can I Bury a Loved One in a Catholic Cemetery Even If the Deceased Is a Non-Catholic?

Yes, you can bury a non-catholic in a Catholic cemetery.

What Are the Rules of Cremation in the Church?

Catholics have been permitted to be cremated since 1963. The only rule is that the remains should be treated with respect, and scattering of ashes is not permitted.


Contact Us Today

To learn more about cremation services in Ottawa, please contact us. Fill out our online form and let us know the specific services you require. We will provide you with all the information in a meaningful and respectful manner.

We Respect Your Choices

At Hope Cemetery, we will treat your loved ones with a great deal of respect and dignity. If you are seeking a simple cremation or burial, get in touch with us today. We will provide you with assistance, and you can leave the rest to Hope Cemetery.

Contact Hope Cemetery

Let your loved one rest with love and compassion with our respectful cremation services in Ottawa.

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