Last moment

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Last moment In addition to cremation, this package includes the urn and legal formalities, a tribute in one of our parlours with an officiant, and a final farewell to the deceased. The body of the deceased loved one will then receive special care so it can be displayed at its best, leaving a lasting memory. The package also covers all transportation of the body and the urn.

The services

Recovery of the deceased person

Recovery of the deceased person

To report a death and have the deceased person transported to our premises, simply call 514-727-2847 or 1-888-727-2847. These numbers and the transportation service are in operation 24 hours a day, every day of the year and throughout Quebec. Transportation costs may be added to the price of the package if the location to be reached is more than 50 km from Montréal. While waiting for the two stretcher bearers to arrive, you don’t need to prepare anything (such as clothes or other articles) for the body.

Asepsis (thanatological care)

Asepsis (thanatological care)

In the funerary field, asepsis is a basic preparation of the body of the deceased for the purpose of allowing its identification by the family during the final viewing stage, before cremation. It is a surface treatment that cleans and disinfects the skin, nose, hair, and so on. In addition, the body is dressed, and the facial features are oriented properly (mouth and eyes closed).

Last viewing of the deceased

Last viewing of the deceased

This is a time when close family (children and spouse of the deceased) gather at the remains before cremation. The body is placed on a cooling bed after having been aseptically treated (basic funeral care).

Thus, the family can identify the body—a ritual that we strongly recommend, as it is an important step in the grieving process—and say a final goodbye to the deceased.

Tribute at the funeral home

Tribute at the funeral home

This tribute ceremony to the deceased is held at one of our funeral parlours and lasts about 20 minutes. The performance of a lay or religious officiant and one of our funeral directors is included in the price of the package. Family and friends are of course welcome to attend this tribute.

Cremation container

Cremation container

The cremation container included in the package is made of cardboard. Other types of containers (sold separately from the package) are available, such as pine or MDF, or a wooden coffin.

Transfer to the crematorium and cremation

Transfer to the crematorium and cremation

Magnus Poirier has a modern crematorium operating 365 days a year at the Laval cemetery, and we can perform cremation at other locations.

Since a crematorium incinerates only one person at a time, allow three to seven days before the process can take place. The ashes are then recovered and placed in a container chosen by the family: urn, reliquary, etc. (not included in the package). Upon request, the family can attend the cremation.

Before this step, Magnus Poirier strongly encourages identification of the deceased at the funeral home, as this is an important stage of mourning. This allows family and loved ones to confirm the person’s identity and to pay their respects to them.

Choice of urns *

Choice of urns *

The urn included in the package is made of plastic. Other options are available at an added cost: brass, bronze or ecological (biodegradable material).

Legal formalities of death (including a death certificate)

Legal formalities of death (including a death certificate)

A Magnus Poirier counsellor will take care of the following formalities, including the completion and mailing of the relevant questionnaires: declaration of death; cessation of Old Age Security and Régie des rentes pensions, if the deceased was receiving these pensions, etc. This also includes a death certificate from the registrar of civil status of Quebec.

Display of the obituary on the web

Display of the obituary on the web

Magnus Poirier will proceed to a photo retouching to optimize it for online display. It will then be published on the Magnus Poirier and the Corporation des Thanatologues du Québec websites.

Handling of ashes and urn

Handling of ashes and urn

The Magnus Poirier team will proceed to a quality control of the urn,  preparation and placing of the ashes, and will insure the urn transfer to one of their funeral homes.

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In all simplicity

  • Recovery of the deceased person
  • Cremation container
  • Transfer to the crematorium and cremation
  • Choice of urns *
  • Legal formalities of death (including a death certificate)
  • Display of the obituary on the web
  • Handling of ashes and urn

Traditional memorial

  • Recovery of the deceased person
  • Comprehensive thanatopraxy services
  • Choice of coffins *
  • Reception and display in one of our parlours
  • Funeral car
  • Pallbearers
  • Funeral direction
  • Legal formalities of death (including a death certificate)
  • Display of the obituary on the web
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