Cremation

Cataraqui Cemetery's on site crematorium.

Cataraqui has operated an on site crematorium for over 35 years.  We provide the community, funeral homes and cremation service providers with crematorium services.  We have served over 17,000 families in a compassionate, respectful and professional manner.  Families find peace of mind and assurance in knowing that their loved one is in the care of Kingston's most experienced crematorium operator. 

At-need, Pre- arranged or Pre-planned

The services of our crematorium are available to anyone.  By pre-arranging directly with us, you and your family will benefit from knowing that your wishes are finalized and in place, freeing you and your family from the additional stress of needing to make arrangements at a most difficult time.  

Urn Selection. 

Cataraqui Cemetery and Funeral Service's offer families a variety of urns in various styles often with personalized and affordable options.  When selecting an urn, we recommend that families consult with us regarding the appropriateness of the urn.  At Cataraqui, you will have confirmation that the selected urn (whether purchased from us, elsewhere or home crafted)  is suitable and compatible for the chosen type of interment or entombment.

Crematorium Process. 

Our crematorium uses the time tested method of reducing the body of the deceased to ashes through a process of high temperature.  The remaining ashes of the loved one are carefully and respectfully handled through the various steps.  Finally, the ashes are placed into a pre-selected receptacle, a family chosen urn or a temporary urn one provided by the crematorium.  Once the cremation is recorded as per Ontario legislation, the urn is made available for release to the pre-authorized individual (a family member or the funeral director as stated on the cremation application).  Through a funeral director, families may schedule viewing.