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Funeral outside funeral home? S & S *20weeks* Due December 29; 16 kids; Larouche, Quebec 1123 posts
11th Nov '12

I have a question about funerals and I wasn't sure where I put it. My grandfather is dying and he was writing out his will before taking it to the notary's office. He said that he wants to be cremated and then have the ashes spread over a public park where he grew up. He is aethiest so he doesn't want any priests or ministers or anything like that.



Is that possible? Will the funeral home release his ashes to us once he's cremated? With my great-grandmother I'm not sure how it went but I know my family had her ashes and took it to another country to scatter them where she wanted. I'm just not sure if they will let us do our own funeral without any help from them? TIA

......................... Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
11th Nov '12

Yes it's totally possible.

S & S *20weeks* Due December 29; 16 kids; Larouche, Quebec 1123 posts
11th Nov '12
Quoting 1st1ontheway:" Yes it's totally possible."


good, I am relieved :)

M walls 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7267 posts
11th Nov '12

You can request to have him creamated & just say you don't want a funeral. They will give you a temporary container for them so you don't have to buy a urn. Fyi it is illegal to scatter ashes on public propery so be careful

......................... Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
11th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting M & S (+1 angel):</b>" good, I am relieved :)"</blockquote>




They can't force you to have priests and what not.

S & S *20weeks* Due December 29; 16 kids; Larouche, Quebec 1123 posts
11th Nov '12
Quoting Misty Walls:" You can request to have him creamated & just say you don't want a funeral. They will give you a temporary ... [snip!] ... container for them so you don't have to buy a urn. Fyi it is illegal to scatter ashes on public propery so be careful"


We already called the owner of the parc and she said it was fine. We're in Canada so idk if the laws are the same about that here.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
11th Nov '12

Pretty much everyone who's died in my family didn't want a funeral service. We just picked up the ashes and spread them where they wanted to be spread. So much better that way.



Sorry to hear about your Grandfather, OP :(

......................... Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
11th Nov '12

Can one scatter the ashes of the deceased?



In Quebec there is no law governing the method of disposal of the ashes of a deceased person. Consequently this can be done anywhere, in accordance with the wishes of the deceased or the family, except where contrary to local by-laws.




http://cfo.coop/faq-en/index.php
Go to that website for any questions you have regarding cremations in Quebec.

M walls 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7267 posts
11th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting M & S (+1 angel):</b>" We already called the owner of the parc and she said it was fine. We're in Canada so idk if the laws are the same about that here."</blockquote>




Ahh well that's good then. Here your not suppose to although ppl do it anyway