Cremation Costs in 2024

The cremation rate in Canada in 2023 was almost 75%, according to a survey by Statista, which also predicted it would rise to around 79% by 2027. This displays a huge shift away from traditional burial funerals to cremation. As such, we can expect to see a shift in the cost of cremation as funeral homes respond … Read more

What to do with cremated remains?

Cremated remains, ‘cremains’, and ash scattering After a cremation is performed, the cremated remains, often referred to as cremains, are not actually “ashes” but rather dried bone fragments that have been pulverized to dust. They have a consistency not dissimilar to sand and often contain small fragments of bone. Ashes, in this way, pose no … Read more

How to Transport Cremated Remains

This guide to shipping cremated remains aims to highlight exactly what you need to know to transport cremated remains, either within Canada or to another country. The cremation rate has risen to 73.1% as of 2020, making it the number one final disposition choice in Canada. Add to this the increased dispersion of families, as … Read more

How to create a simple cremation plan in Canada

As of 2020 the cremation rate in Canada was at an all-time high of 73% (Statista 2020), and it will likely continue to rise as families seek an affordable final arrangement for their lost loved-ones. Add to this the impact of the COVID pandemic, the fact that more people are faced with having to make … Read more

What is Direct Cremation?

The cremation rate in Canada rose from 48% in 2000 to 72% in 2018, according to the Cremation Association of North America, which uses data from provincial vital statistics departments. And it continues to rise as more families are opting for cremation as an alternative to a traditional burial service. It’s plain to see that the … Read more

Cremation Services Explained

Cremation services accounted for 73.1% of dispositions in Canada in 2019.  The percent of Canadians choosing cremation is still growing. Families still have questions about cremation.  Questions about cremation prices, legal aspects about cremation authorization, and what happens through the whole funeral home cremation process. What cremation service options are offered? There are basically 3 … Read more