The Cremation Process

Our on-site crematorium uses the time-tested method of reducing the body to ashes through a process of high temperature and flame.  The remains of the loved one are carefully and respectfully handled through various steps before being placed into a pre-selected receptacle, such as a family chosen urn or a temporary urn ) The cremated remains are returned to the family for further decisions about keeping, scattering or interring the remains.

Cataraqui Cemetery's On-Site crematorium

Cataraqui has operated an on-site crematorium since 1980.   We provide the community and other funeral service providers with crematorium services.  We have served over 20,000 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 a local and experienced crematorium operator. 

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.  

Cremation and/or Funeral Arrangements

In 2014 we evolved to meet the growing demand for cremation-related funeral services.   Experienced funeral directors are on staff to guide you and your family through the necessary steps to plan and arrange a cremation and the accompanying supplies and services.   Even if your plans do not include interment at Cataraqui Cemetery,  our cremation and funeral services are available to you.     Families may call us directly for at-need cremation services or well in advance of death to conveniently make pre-arrangements.     We have now have the convenient option for you to make your pre-arrangements online.