Ottawa Direct Cremation
Direct cremation, or direct disposition, is the most expedient and cost-effective option for families choosing cremation over body burial.
As the local owner and operator of a state-of-the-art crematorium, Ottawa Funerals is able to guarantee the highest standards for internal control while providing affordable pricing that does not sacrifice customer service.
When you choose direct cremation, no funeral or visitation ceremonies are held. The body is brought directly from the place of death or morgue to our Ottawa funeral home while we secure the death certificate and cremation permit and a family representative signs the cremation authorization form.
The body is then transported to the crematory where it is placed in a cremation chamber (or retort) and exposed to high heat for 2 to 3 hours. The ashes and bone fragments are then processed into a finer substance to create a sand-like consistency then placed in a temporary container. The remains can be transferred to an urn for permanent containment before being returned to the family.
Families can then choose a convenient time to scatter all or part of the ashes at one or more sentimental locations, bury them in a cemetery plot, inter them in a columbarium, or create a memorial display for them at home.
5 Primary Steps of Direct Cremation
- Removal of body to funeral home or crematory
- Obtain permits and authorization
- Body heated in a cremation oven (called a “retort”)
- Ashes (cremains) returned to family
- Family disposes of ashes as they see fit