Cremation Options

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All of our Cemeteries offer a place with special meaning. Families planning their cremation estates with us have a variety of options available for the interment of cremated remains including Cremorials, Columbarium Niches, Cremation Benches, Urn Gardens and Private Family Estate Niches. Cremation is not a disposition, but rather a method of preparing the remains for memorialization. They are still human remains and should be placed in a dedicated location such as a Columbarium Niche, an Urn Garden or a Grave. Over the years, Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries have continued to add options for those who have chosen cremation as their means of final interment. We have many areas and different options for cremation memorialization.

Columbarium Niches

A popular choice for cremation interment, our granite columbariums offer beauty and elegance combined with a secure place of inurnment. The name, year of birth and year of death are engraved on the face of the niche to permanently memorialize your loved one. A columbarium is a permanent, above-ground structure that includes many spaces or niches for cremated human remains. A granite faceplate, which is finished with a bronze plaque or engraved granite, allows the opportunity to memorialize your loved one. Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries offer a variety of columbarium niches some surrounded with beautiful gardens and tranquil paths.

Cremation Ground Burial

We have special sections in the cemetery specifically designated for cremated remains. Our cremation garden located in Woodland Cemetery offers a resting place to reflect the beauty and vibrancy of your life. Lots with casket burials will also accommodate the burial of cremated remains. With the purchase of a second right of interment, we can place cremated remains on top of burials done long ago. This means that a family lot which was full long ago may still have availability for cremation burial.

Cremation Benches

Families planning their cremation estates with us have a variety of options available for the inurnment of cremated remains, including benches. A Cremation bench marks the gravesite of the deceased and serves as both a memorial and a place to rest, relax, and remember. An alternative to cremation scattering and ground burial, people can now have the ashes placed in a convenient location or a place with special meaning, with the cremated ashes of their loved ones placed in a cremation urn protected by a permanent memorial bench.

Urns & Cremation Keepsakes

Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries offers a wide selection of cremation memorial urns and cremation vaults to honor your loved one. Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries offers several options for cremation keepsakes and memorial needs. When cremation is your choice, we have several options for your interment needs.

Memorial Urns
Urns for cremated remains come in a variety of materials We offer the finest selection of urns in a variety of unique colours, materials and designs. Cultured marble, cast bronze, artisan metal or mahogany are a sample of the types of urns that are available. Both single and companion urns are available.

Urn Vaults
A cremation urn vault is a lined and sealed outer receptacle that houses the cremation urn, protecting it. Urn vaults can be personalized with words, symbols, and images that speak of a singular spirit. Your loved one had a unique personality. These choices ensure your loved one's memory is remembered for generations to come.