Cremation services


Cremation is the process of burning the body of a deceased person to reduce it to ashes. The body is burned in a coffin, which takes about 90 minutes. The ashes are then recovered and placed in a container chosen by the family: urn, reliquary or reliquary jewellery, etc., which you can purchase in our boutiques.

Magnus Poirier has a cutting-edge crematorium that’s operational 365 days a year. Note that only one body can be cremated at a time.

If you opt for cremation, you can decide :

  • Before the cremation, to have the body displayed for your family, friends and acquaintances in a parlour that will meet all your needs,

or :

  • After the cremation, to display the urn in one of these parlours, with one or more photos of the deceased. You then have several options:

Identification of the deceased by family and relatives prior to cremation

Magnus Poirier strongly encourages this option, because it is an important stage of mourning. It allows the family and loved ones to gather one last time before the cremation and, most importantly, to confirm the identity of the deceased person.

Upon request, the body will be prepared in compliance with regulations allowing this personal identification, which will take place in a peaceful place conducive to discussions.

Attending the cremation process

Upon request, close (immediate) family can also attend the cremation process at the crematorium and thus pay a last tribute to the deceased.

Cremation without identification of the deceased

If you do not wish to take part in personal identification, nor attend the cremation process, nor display the body prior to cremation, Magnus Poirier can pick up the deceased at the place of death and proceed with the cremation, at your request and with the family’s consent (after the required documents have been signed).

To find out more about our cremation services, call 514 727-2847 or 1 888 727-2847 (toll-free), or write to us.