Frequently Asked Questions

What are funeral pre-arrangements?

Funeral pre-arrangements take the form of a contract between a person during their lifetime and a funeral company such as Magnus Poirier. This contract lets you specify every detail of your funeral: what the ceremony will be like, how the body or ashes will be disposed of, the coffin or urn you select, etc. Magnus Poirier will know exactly what to do and will take care of everything.
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Can I cancel my contract?

You can cancel your pre-arranged funeral contract and recover your money in certain situations provided for by law.
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Can I personalize my last wishes?

Regardless of your age, personal situation, origins, beliefs and customs, we offer you flexible and secure funeral planning that meets your needs.
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What are the different types of ceremonies?

The traditional funeral service.
Respecting cultural or religious traditions, traditional funerals consist of the body being displayed in a coffin in a reception room, followed by a ceremony in a church and, from there, the body is taken to a cemetery for burial in the ground or in a crypt.

Depending on the family, the funeral ceremony can also be celebrated in the chapel of the funeral complex followed by burial in the ground or in a crypt at the cemetery.

Traditional funerals followed by cremation.
These follow the same protocol as traditional funerals, except that after the ceremony, the body is brought to a crematorium to be cremated. The ashes collected will then be buried or placed in a columbarium niche or handed over to the family who can dispose of them however they wish.

The funeral in the presence of the ashes.
This type of funeral gives families a lot of latitude in choosing and executing funerals. Refer to the ”cremation service” for details.

The eco-friendly funeral.
Discover new funerary rituals such as scattering ashes, planting an urn at the base of a memorial tree, planting tribute trees and using biodegradable coffins and urns.

Affordable funeral.
A lower-cost funeral held in a less-crowded time slot that allow for a simple but dignified and respectful tribute.

Finally, personalized tributes. We can create a personalized tribute according to your tastes, priorities and needs. See the “memorial services” section for more information.
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