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 cremations 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.
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 also provide urns, cremation niches and other products to honour the memory of your loved ones.
People choose cremations over burial for the following reasons:
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.
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, 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.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about crematorium 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 assistance, and you can leave the rest to Hope Cemetery.