Ottawa Cremation Service Inc.

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About Us

Ottawa Cremation Service Inc. was established in 1994 and has continued to be Ottawa, Ontario's lowest priced service provider for direct cremations and direct burials. We are Ottawa's only independent and locally owned funeral transfer service, which is not affiliated with or privately owned by, a cemetery, funeral home or funeral home conglomerate.

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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 transfer to cemetery or crematorium.


We will transfer the deceased from the place of death to our facility. After placing the deceased into a cremation casket, we then transfer the deceased to the cemetery/crematorium. We also 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 funeral homes charge. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ottawa Cremation Service Inc. is duly licensed by the Ontario Board of Funeral Services (1-800-387-4458), the same regulatory body that licenses funeral homes. We, like funeral homes, are governed by the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act.

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 $   130.00  
Registration & Documentation $   130.00  
Facilities $     90.00  
Transfer from Place of Death $   165.00  
Transfer to Cemetery/Crematorium $   165.00  
Cremation Casket (OCS #10) $     70.00  
Subtotal $   750.00  
Government HST  $     97.50  
Government Fee (Coroner)$     75.00  
Government Fee (Municipal) $     43.65  
Total $966.15    plus cremation ($500)

Other Goods & Services

Proofs of Death Certificates (after first ten)
$50.00 (10) or $15.00 each
Non-Hospital Death
Viewing Deceased for Identification Purposes (optional)
Witnessing Cremation
Mileage Surcharge after 50 km (out of town death only)

Cremation Fee

Cremations are performed at crematoriums. Their fee is separate from our fee. On your behalf, we will gladly arrange for the cremation. Cremation fee ranges in price from $500-$850 depending on the crematorium selected.

Why such a price difference compared to the funeral homes? 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 Basic Funerals Basic Package Ottawa Cremation Service
Professional & Staff Services $1085.00 $1085.00 $400.00 $400.00 $825.00 $445.00 $545.00 $300.00 $130.00
Registration & Documentation $425.00 $425.00 $345.00 $750.00 $200.00 $595.00 $315.00 Included $130.00
Package Fee N.A N.A N.A N.A N.A N.A $475.00 N/A N/A
Other Care & Preparation $250.00 $250.00 $325.00 $320.00 $320.00 $200.00 $100 N/A N/A
Licence fee and assessments Included Included Included Included $30.00 Included $90.00 Included Included
Proofs of Death Certificates Included Included $290.00 Included Included Included Included Included Included
Facilities to Arrange Service & Shelter $360.00 $360.00 $260.00 $350.00 $475.00 $375.00 $330.00 $100.00 $90.00
Transfer from Place
of Death
$395.00 $395.00 $350.00 $350.00 $375.00 $450.00 $345.00 $200.00 $165.00
Transfer to Crematorium $275.00 $275.00 $315.00 $250.00 Included $85.00 $245.00 $100.00 $165.00
Service Vehicle $150.00 $150.00 Included $175.00 $125.00 Included Included Included Included
Least Expensive Cremation Casket $599.00 $599.00 $695.00 $165.00 $675.00 $785.00 $485.00 No charge $70.00
Total $3538 $3539 $2980 $2760 $2,925 $2935 $2455 $1175 $750

***Not for profit funeral home member price. Non-member add $ 311.00
Prices as of January 2016 and are subject to change without notice. Above prices are from current price lists.
HST (13%), government fees (Coroner $ 75; Death registration fee $ 43.65) and cremation fee are extra