The prohibition against cremation was lifted in 1963. Today, an increasing number of Catholics are choosing cremation as opposed to casket burial or entombment in a crypt.
All of our larger Catholic cemeteries have ground lots for the burial of cremated remains, as well as outdoor and/or indoor niches for cremation urns. We don't provide scattering gardens because separating cremated remains is contrary to Catholic teaching.
We also operate our own crematorium – Holy Cross Catholic Cremation Centre - providing assurance to families that the cremation takes place with the reverence and respect consistent with Catholic tradition.
People choose cremation for many different reasons
- Cultural or family tradition
- Environmental concerns
- Personal preference
For more information about cremation services, or to make pre-need arrangements for cremation, please call the Cremation Centre at 519-442-2214 or toll-free: 1-800-661-5985.