Ottawa Cremation Service Inc.

No Casket,
No Embalming,
No Sales Pressure

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About Us

Ottawa Cremation Service Inc. was established in 1994 and has continued to be Ottawa's lowest priced service provider for direct cremation and direct burial. Our office is located in Ottawa and we take pride in serving the community in which we live.

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Professional & Staff Services

We provide 24 hour staffing, by a licensed funeral director, to respond to the initial call, we discuss with the family/executor available service options, we gather information required for documentation, we coordinate details with nursing home/hospital and crematorium/cemetery, we deliver the required documents to the appropriate locations, and we place the deceased into a cremation casket.

Registration & Documentation

We will obtain, complete and register all documents required by the Vital Statistics, Coroner's and the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act. We include Ten Proof of Death Certificates.


Our office may be used to discuss service options and to arrange details. We will shelter the deceased until the cremation or burial.


We will transfer the deceased from the place of death. We also transfer the deceased to the crematorium. We provide a service vehicle to obtain and deliver the necessary permits.

At Ottawa Cremation Service Inc., you will receive prompt, professional and courteous service at a fraction of the price of what traditional funeral homes charge. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ottawa Cremation Service Inc. is locally owned and operated, free from any ownership by a funeral conglomerate, funeral home or cemetery.

Direct Cremation Service

Professional & Staff Services $   150.00  
Registration & Documentation $   150.00  
Facilities $   100.00  
Transfer from Place of Death $   165.00  
Transfer to Cemetery/Crematorium $   165.00  
Cremation Casket (OCS #10) $     70.00  
Subtotal $   800.00  
Government HST  $   104.00  
Government Fee (Coroner)$     75.00  
Government Fee (Municipal) $     45.40  
Total $1024.40    (plus cremation $576.30)

Other Goods & Services

Proofs of Death Certificates (after first ten)
$75.00 or $25.00 each
Viewing Deceased (up to 30 minutes)
$600.00 (optional)
Witnessing Cremation
$400.00 (optional)
Viewing deceased and witnessing cremation
$600.00 (optional)
Mileage Surcharge after 50 km (out of town death only)

Cremation Fee

Cremation is performed at a crematorium. Their fee is separate from our fee. We can arrange for the cremation on your behalf. Cremation fees range in price from $500-$780 (plus HST) depending on the crematorium selected.

Why such a price difference in direct cremation fees?
It's simple, the families we serve are NOT paying for:

  • Elaborate Buildings
  • Expensive Vehicles
  • Executive Salaries
  • Shareholders Expecting a High Return on their Investment

Funeral Homes in Ottawa
  McEvoy Shields Racine, Robert Gauthier Kelly Funeral Home Funeral Coop of Ottawa Hulse Playfair McGarry Beechwood Funeral Services Tubman Funeral Home Ottawa Cremation Service Inc.
Professional & Staff Services $1240.00 $1240.00 $330.00 $500.00 $450.00 $445.00 $595.00 $150.00
Registration & Documentation $425.00 $425.00 $300.00 $550.00 $200.00 $595.00 $345.00 $150.00
Post Service Care N.A N.A N.A N.A N.A N.A $205.00 N/A
Other Care & Preparation $250.00 $250.00 $525.00 $320.00 $420.00 $200.00 $110.00 N/A
Licence fee and assessments Included Included Included Included $30.00 Included Included Included
Proofs of Death Certificates Included Included $290.00 Included Included Included Included Included
Facilities to Arrange Service & Shelter $360.00 $360.00 $250.00 $400.00 $475.00 $375.00 $465.00 $100.00
Transfer from Place
of Death
$445.00 $445.00 $275.00 $440.00 $475.00 $450.00 $445.00 $165.00
Transfer to Crematorium $295.00 $295.00 $315.00 $300.00 $275.00 $85.00 $280.00 Included
Service Vehicle $150.00 $150.00 Included $175.00 Included Included Included $165.00
Least Expensive Cremation Casket $599.00 $599.00 $595.00 $205.00 $675.00 $860.00 $495.00 $70.00
Total $3764 $3764 $2880 $2890*** $3,000 $3010 $2940 $800

***Not for profit funeral home: non-member price. (Members of the FCO deduct $ 268.50)
Prices as of August 2017 and are subject to change without notice. Above prices are from current price lists.
ADD: HST (13%); Coroner $ 75.00; Death registration fee $ 44.50; Cremation fee (ranges in price $ 500-$ 875)