Many Canadians are choosing cremation over traditional burial for a variety of reasons.
Lower Costs, Simplicity, Flexable service options, Environment concern, Less traditional – more personal.
Cremation allows more time between death and final interment for distant family members to prepare a funeral service and a last goodbye. There are many options available to make the cremation as personal and meaningful as a conventional burial. Once placed in an urn, cremated remains can be interred in a columbarium, buried in a lot or family plot, or ashes may be released in scattering ground as the final resting place.
A Second Columbarium at Glenwood
In response to the growing preference for cremation, Glenwood Cemetery has installed a second columbarium for above ground burials. It will provide a permanent resting place for the cremated remains of a loved one. A columbarium has individual compartments or niches; each niche can hold two urns and a few small personal mementos. Inscriptions may be made on the black granite plaque which forms the front of the niche.
For in-ground burial of cremated remains, Glenwood has added cremation lots around the Cook Fountain and the two columbaria. Each cremation lot can hold two urns. The urn can be interred directly in the ground or in a cremation vault. The choice of a cremation vault as part of the interment offers protection for the urn. A second interment can take place in the same grave by opening the lid of the vault. A flat granite marker may be purchased through the cemetery and placed on the grave to commemorate the departed loved one. The cemetery manager or representative will be happy to assist you with the different markers options.
Memorial Scattering Ground at Glenwood
The scattering ground is nestled in a tranquil old growth forest, at the top of Maple Hill Avenue, the highest point in Glenwood cemetery. A winding path leads past mature trees and over an untouched forest floor which in spring comes alive with a variety wild flowers including jack-in-the-pulpit. This is a beautiful and tranquil setting for those who choose to have their ashes scattered. Memorial stones or plaques may be placed to commemorate loved ones.
Contact Glenwood’s office at 613-476-3511 or email info@GlenwoodCemetery.ca