Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cremation?

The thermal process that reduces human remains to bone fragments.” This process also includes the processing/pulverization of the bone fragments.

Is a Casket Required for Cremation?

It is mandatory to have a rigid combustible container/ casket for the cremation process. The next of kin are able to provide their own casket following Heritage North’s guidelines.

What is the Difference Between a Cremation Casket & Urn?

The cremation casket is used to hold the decedent’s remains for the cremation process, after the cremation has taken place the decedent’s cremated remains are placed into an urn/container of the next of kin’s choice.

How Soon After Death Can Cremation Occur?

It depends on the province/territory or state you live in. Here in Yukon we require 48 hours from the time of death till the cremation can take place as well as have the necessary paperwork in order.

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