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Is embalming necessary for cremation?

No. If the body is going to be transported by air or rail, embalming may be necessary. Also, if you select a service with a public viewing or a private family viewing with an open casket, then embalming could be required.

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Is a casket required?

No. However, the deceased is cremated in a combustible, rigid, covered container to allow for dignified handling.

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How soon after death can cremation take place?

First, all of the necessary forms must be completed including the “Cremation Authorization”. During this document-processing period, the deceased will be sheltered in a climate-controlled environment. Some provinces have specific minimum time limits that must elapse before the cremation. We can assure you that all provincial and local rules and regulations will be followed accordingly.

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