Yes. Tell your funeral home consultant that you have already purchased an urn. Make sure that you know the precise dimensions if you are placing the urn in a funeral niche, as well as the materials accepted by the chosen columbarium.
In Quebec, it is
possible to keep the urn at home, to bury it in a cemetery or place it in a
columbarium. It is also possible to keep or dispose (of all or a portion only)
of the ashes according to the will of the deceased or his-her family (except
when this is contrary to municipal regulations or civil order).
the insertion of the ashes in the urn is done by the funeral home personnel
after the cremation. However, it is possible to ask the funeral home or the crematorium
to give you the deceased’s ashes in a transportation receptacle.
Important: For security measures, the ashes should be placed
in a plastic bag inside the urn for protection in the event the urn is broken.
It is not mandatory to seal the urn. If you wish to do so, you can use a silicone-based sealer, available at hardware stores.
However, as a
safety measure, the ashes should always be placed in a plastic bag inside the
urn in order to protect them in the event the urn is broken.
It is the client’s responsibility
to ensure that the urn is ordered in accordance to the dimensions of the chosen
niche and the policies of the columbarium it is doing business with.
The general industry standard is approximately 1 pound of healthy weight equals 1 cubic inch of remains.
other words, a 130-pound body before death will require roughly 130 cubic
inches or more urn capacity. However, you can choose to dispose of only part of
the ashes in the urn and the rest according to your wishes or to those of the
deceased (spread out in nature, a reliquary, etc.)