WHAT IS AQUAMATION?
Alkaline Hydrolysis, also known as Aquamation, is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional cremation and burial methods. This process uses water and an alkali solution to accelerate the natural decomposition of the body. Operating at a high temperature and under high pressure, the combination gently breaks down the body's organic materials, leaving behind only the bones, which are then dried and processed into a white, powdery substance similar to ashes received after cremation. The entire process is energy-efficient and emits significantly fewer greenhouse gases, making it a more sustainable choice for families considering their environmental impact.
$4,500 - Simple Direct Care Aquamation Service
We provide more than you'd expect and include all of the following...
Transfer from place of death, regardless of where it occurred (Within Winnipeg) included.
Arrangement session in our planning centre on St. Mary Avenue included.
Registration of death with the Province of Manitoba included.
Professionally prepared and completed CPP Death Benefit and Survivor's Benefit Applications included.
Death Certificates are included. (Provincial Certificates for land-titles adds $30, added only if needed)
Aquamation Fees included.
Obituary notice of any length along with a photo-tribute (up to 30 photos) is included at no extra charge (on our website) - Please view a sample by Clicking HERE.
Free Press Obituary Placement - we handle editing, formatting and placement. This often reduces costs considerably. The Free Press charges based on the length, and we do not markup the Free Press' standard publication fees.
- Urns are sold (optionally) on a non-profit basis, starting at less than $100. Families are encouraged to provide their own or purchase elsewhere if desired.
Legal and Logistical Considerations for Aquamation
Alkaline Hydrolysis, or Aquamation, is an innovative and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional cremation and burial methods. However, it's important for our clients to understand that this method is not currently legal in Manitoba. As a result, we are required to transport your loved one to a licensed facility in Saskatchewan, where Aquamation is legally performed. This journey involves approximately 800 km of travel, which our team manages with the utmost care and respect.
Saskatchewan is one of the few provinces in Canada where Aquamation has been authorized and regulated, making it a destination for families in Manitoba seeking this service. Our chosen facility in Saskatchewan is within reasonable driving distance, and adheres to the highest standards of care and environmental stewardship, ensuring that your loved one is treated with dignity throughout the process.
Due to the distance involved, families should anticipate an extended timeline for the completion of the Aquamation process and the return of the remains. We plan and coordinate the entire process, keeping families informed at every step.