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Immediate Disposition

After that one of our counselors planned the arrangements with you, this option has no type of service or gathering. Immediate Disposition – No Service includes: the deceased is transferred from the place of death to the cremation site; obtaining and securing documentation for the registration of death; and securing the cremation permit. The deceased is placed in a container of the family’s choice and transported to the crematorium. The cremation cannot take place until at least 48 hours after the death has occurred. This popular option is an available and affordable service offered at Direct Cremation Services.

The Memorial Service – Celebration of Life

After that one of our counselors planned the arrangements with you, this can either be a formal religious service or simply a gathering of family and friends. Cremation usually precedes the service or gathering. This service is held in the home, at the cottage, at the funeral home, church or other location, depending on the family’s preference and taking into account the amount of people expected to attend. If cremation is chosen, the urn can either be present at the service or not at the service, depending on the family’s choice. Memorial boards incorporating family pictures may be displayed along with memorabilia and/or treasured items of the loved one. Family and friends socialize, reminisce and enjoy the pictures and memorabilia present and sometimes it is possible to have an adequate sound system to share stories or music with everyone. A reception may follow the service or gathering. Interment of the urn usually takes place at a later date. The Memorial Service – Celebration of Life is an available and affordable service offered at Direct Cremation Services.

The Graveside Service

After that one of our counselors planned the arrangements with you, family and friends gather at the cemetery or mausoleum for the service. A priest, Minister, celebrant or a good friend may be asked to conduct this service. The casket is not lowered into the grave until everyone has left unless it has been prearranged with cemetery personnel. After leaving the cemetery, family and friends may gather for a reception to reminisce and share thoughts and memories. The Graveside is an available and affordable service offered at Direct Cremation Services.

Ship Out/Ship in Services

Should a death of a loved one occur when you are away from home, it is wise to contact the Funeral Director on duty of your Direct Cremation Services location. The Funeral Director will act on your behalf to help coordinate all the details required in order to have the deceased ransferred back to their hometown. If you are in another country where there may be language or cultural barriers, it is recommended that if logistically possible, you contact the nearest Canadian Consulate also to assist you, or visit www.embassyworld.com.

The Department of Foreign Affairs offers an enquiries service and an excellent brochure called “Bon Voyage, But”. Call 1-800-267-8376 for a free copy of this brochure or visit the DFAIT website at www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca.

Direct Cremation Services offers the following professional services: removal and transfer of the deceased to the funeral home, preparation of remains (embalming), securing and filing the registration of death with the Department of Vital Statistics, and obtaining the cremation or burial permits and death certificates.

The Traditional/Memorial Service – Celebration of Life

After that one of our counselors planned the arrangements with you, a private visitation/viewing for close friends and family to say good-bye can be arranged before the day of service. Services may be held in the funeral home, church or other location and takes into account the number of people expected to attend. The casket is not present, as cremation took place. If the family has chosen the cremation process, the urn can either be present at the service or not at the service depending on the family’s choice. Memorial boards incorporating family pictures may be displayed along with memorabilia and/or treasured items of the deceased. A reception may follow the service or gathering. Interment of the urn can take place at a designated memorial site at a later date. The Traditional/Memorial Service – Celebration of Life is an available and affordable service offered at Direct Cremation Services.

The Traditional Service

After that one of our counselors planned the arrangements with you, a visitation/viewing is arranged for family and friends before the day of service and/or the day of service. Visitation or viewing of your loved one is a way to acknowledge that death has occurred and give family and friends a personal moment to say good-bye. Visitation or viewing creates closure of a life and is the starting point of walking through the steps of grief.

The service may be held at a funeral home, church or other location, depending on the family’s preference and taking into account the number of people expected to attend. The casket is present at the service and then either taken to the cemetery or to the crematorium. If the choice is burial, a funeral procession to the cemetery or mausoleum follows the service. A reception may also take place and be held at the reception facilities at the funeral home, the family home or other location. The Traditional Services are available and affordable services offered by Direct Cremation Services.

Aftercare

Direct Cremation Services is very proud to be able to offer a comprehensive follow-up program for all the families that we serve. Our mission is to help the family not just during the funeral process but also be there to help them with our support and help programs that are related to the loss of a loved one.

For more information about funeral planning services in Montreal & Everywhere in Quebec, please contact us today.

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