Cremation & Funeral Options: Witnessing of Cremation

Witnessing of Cremation

Witnessing a cremation gives families the opportunity to gather at the crematorium in order to be present for the beginning of the cremation process. The witnessing of a cremation can follow a traditional funeral service or take place as an independent ceremony. At the gathering, a clergy person or officiant may be present to offer a prayer or say a few words. Typically, the service ends soon after the cremation has begun.

Final cost for a Witnessing of Cremation typically ranges from $2,650 – $3,550 depending on your service package and options. Please phone our staff or fill out a Quote Request for an exact amount.

Budget Basic Priority

Standard Services

Professional Arrangement
Transfer from Place of Death (24/7 if required)
Additional Staff for Transfer (if required)
Facilities for care of deceased
Coordination of Documents
Removal of Pacemaker (if required)
Transfer to Crematorium
Cardboard Cremation Container
Pre Filled CPP Forms
Online Obituary

Additional Services

Proof of Death Certificates 5 Unlimited Unlimited
Final Docx®
Basic Urn
Final Docx® Plus
Average Process Timeline 7 days 7 days 3 days

Additional Items for Witnessing

Staff for Witnessing
Witnessing Fee from Crematorium

Disbursements and Taxes

Death Registration
Coroner’s Certificate
Cremation Fee