The Origins of Halloween: 3,000 Years of Stories and Legends

Halloween, as we know it today, is very different from its origins, which go back more or less 3,000 years. A traditional folk and pagan festival, it was first celebrated on the evening of October 31 by the Celts from the British Isles.

Aeternaweb: Also Available Within Our Cremation Service

En cette année 2020, une foule de changements et de bouleversements nous force à revoir nos façons de penser, travailler et même de vivre certaines situations difficiles.

New at Crématorium Montréal

The year 2020 will have forced a major shift in our lifestyles. With the continual change in trends, techniques and vision, the funeral industry has had to rethink its ways of doing things in the past few years.

A Last Good-bye Thanks to the Cremation Room

The last good-bye is never easy. It is considered a crucial step in the grieving process, so it is important not to neglect it, even when the deceased has chosen cremation in his or her last wishes. Did you know that cremation can also be carried out surrounded by loved ones?

Cremation, a Rigorous 3-Step Process

A ritual that is increasingly popular with new generations, cremation is more accessible and environmentally friendly. Discover this rigorous process that is carried out in 3 steps by the funeral service.

In-Car Condolences: An Innovative Idea for a Last Good-bye

Le Crématorium Montréal est opérationnel plus que jamais pour soutenir les CHSLD. Nous sommes les derniers répondants dans le parcours des services de santé essentiels et nous sommes là pour disposer des défunts dans un respect des plus attentionnés.

After the battle of a lifetime, the essential service of cremation

The Crématorium Montréal is more operational than ever to support the CHSLDs. We are the last responders in the essential health care services sector and we are here to make arrangements for the deceased with the greatest consideration and respect.

Cremation, a Flexible and Accessible Solution

Chez Crématorium Montréal, protéger nos clients est notre priorité. Nous contribuons à la prévention des risques de propagation de la COVID-19 (Coronavirus) en rappelant l’importance de la sécurité des plus vulnérables et d’être solidaire en tant que collectivité.

What Are the Various Stages of Mourning?

Inevitably, everyone will mourn a loved one in the course of their life. Being confronted with the loss of a loved one, whether a family member or simply someone close to us, is never easy to go through. Grieving is a long journey that each person must face at their own pace in order to regain peace of mind and get on with life.

What to Do Following the Death of a Loved One

When one of your loved ones dies, there are many things to take care of, often in a hurry, sometimes making the required mourning process more complex. Here is a short checklist prepared by the Montreal Crematorium, outlining the steps to take following the death of a loved one.

All About the Winter Blues

While winter has settled in for the past little while already, some people are beginning to suffer from seasonal depression, also known as the “winter blues”. Here is a short guide to shed some light on this problem and give you some tips on how to get through the winter more serenely.

How to Get Through the Holiday Season After the Loss of a Loved One

A festive period of the year when people get together with family or friends, the holiday season can be a very trying time if you have lost a loved one recently or during the year. In order to accept the passing of your loved one and to fully mourn your loss, here are some tips to put into practice…

Constantly Changing Funeral Rites

The decline in popularity of religion in recent decades has led the funeral industry to review its practices. In fact, people today are looking for more and more personalized ceremonies that combine the environment and technology. Discover how funeral rites have changed over time and learn more about the new trends in the industry.

What Types of Flowers to Choose for a Funeral Bouquet?

When a loved one dies, it is customary to give the family a gift of flowers. A bouquet of flowers, a symbol of support and sympathy, is an opportunity to bring comfort to bereaved people, while adding a touch of colour to the ceremony. Before selecting the flowers that will form part of the floral arrangement, it is important to know their meaning as well as the meaning of the colours that will be used to create it, so as not to make any mistakes—any faux pas. Here are some tips to help you make a well-informed choice.

Plan your Death with the Book It’s My Life!

When you die, your loved ones will be overwhelmed with emotions, while having the stress of organizing your funeral and settling the estate. To avoid them from swimming in confusion, it is essential to plan your departure and everything surrounding this sad event. By entrusting the organization of your funeral to the Aeterna Complex, you can leave this world with peace of mind, while leaving your family and friends with clear instructions as to the type of celebration you wish to have.

How to Dress for a Funeral?

When you attend a funeral, the objective is to pay tribute to the deceased and his or her family. To do so, it is of the utmost importance to follow certain rules, in order to avoid arriving in inappropriate clothing.  So here are some very simple tips to follow when you select what to wear for a funeral.

A Diamond in the Image of the Deceased, for a Unique Souvenir

Forget the urn or headstone to commemorate the deceased and instead choose a diamond made from human ashes. Thanks to Algordanza, this luxury option makes it possible to display this precious stone as a personalized jewel or to keep it in a case.

Cremation or Incineration: Is it the Same?

For many people, cremation and incineration are two terms that have the same meaning. However, there are some subtleties as to the use of these two words that are important to know if you want to use them properly.

How to choose your urn?

For many, choosing an urn can appear somewhat trivial. Yet, since the urn you select is the last point of contact friends and family will have, it is important to give it proper thought, selecting an urn that truly represents who you are. Here are a few avenues that will help you make an enlightened choice reflecting your wishes and your needs.

The Sand Urn: Where Ecology Meets Finesse

For those who have always loved the sound of the sea, the sand and the calm that the beach brings, Crématorium Montréal, in partnership with Atelier Côtier, provides an option of a sand urn for the ashes of the deceased. Atelier Côtier, a small company located in the Magdalen Islands, creates products inspired by the coastal environment, made out of sand that is recovered from dredging the entrance to the port of Grande-Entrée.

In Harmony With Nature, Thanks To Our Biodegradable Urns

For a number of years now, the word “environment” has been associated with the various aspects of our lives, and the death care industry is no exception. For many people concerned about respecting the environment and nature, it is of the utmost importance that their deaths reflect their ecological values. That is why the Montreal Crematorium has developed a partnership with Bio Urn Canada, a Canadian company,  to offer a range of ecological urns to choose from.