It is a receptacle designed to hold the ashes of an incinerated body. The material selection varies from bronze, marble, terra cotta, granite or hardwood. There is also a wide selection of formats however; the interior capacity should not be less than 200 cubic inches.

A habitat cell is the compartment in which an urn is placed in a cinerarium. It is made of waterproof and fireproof material. It is closed by a protective panel ornamented in granite, marble, bronze or unbreakable glass.

It is the edifice in which the habitat cells reside, made of permanent, fire-proof materials. It can be placed in or out of doors.

It is a special location in a cemetery dedicated to the burial and honouring of those who have been cremated.


Corpses that are being viewed for more than 24 hours or are viewed 18 hours after the time of death must be embalmed.

Yes. You have access to a space equivalent or larger than the monument at the front end of your plot. Only natural flowers are permitted. No decorative objects allowed.

Please call us for the list of permissible flowers allowed by Les Jardins du Souvenir at 819-778-1515.

No, our policy only permits granite monuments.

No, for esthetical reasons, only the ceramic pictures sold by Les Jardins du Souvenir are permitted to give the chapel an air of uniformity out of respect to other visitors.

Yes, every year in August and September. The dates are announced in the local Outaouais-region papers.

The Catholic Church

In July 1963, the Catholic Church made a change in their doctrine and no longer prohibits the cremation of its followers.

It is not necessary to be Catholic to benefit from our services or placements.


Cremation is the process by which the remains of a deceased person are incinerated so that they may be reduced to ashes and is accomplished by the application of high temperatures and evaporation.

Just one, for the obvious reasons that the body will be recuperated by the family but also out of respect and dignity for the deceased person.

Yes, a last will and testament should mention a person's desire to be cremated.

Yes, it is a good idea to make arrangements while one can act with a clear head, not being under the pressure of emotion after the loss of a loved one.

A cremation certificate is not a legal document and cannot take the place of a death certificate; it is the burial of a person that attests to the death of a person.

In the Quebec-Outaouais region, the number of cremations has jumped from 16% in 1978 to close to 65% in 1991.

Between 1 1/4 to 2 hours usually. It all depends on the size and weight of the person, the type of wood used in the coffin or varying temperatures of between 10000 to 20000 degrees Celsius. A cremation oven has to be calibrated to reduce pollution with an air filter to reduce the amount of pollution in the air.