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 starts at $2,655 – $2,950 depending on your location. Please phone our staff or fill out a Quote Request for an exact amount.


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 Information

Proof of Death Certificates 10
Executor Services (recommended) +$395

Additional Items for Witnessing

Staff for Witnessing
Witnessing Fee from Crematorium
Vehicle for Casket Transport

Disbursements and Taxes

Death Registration
Coroner’s Certificate
Cremation Fee