Witness Cremation Package

Witness Cremation Package


Our Witness Cremation Package:

& Benefits

A cremation service that allows families to witness the start of cremation process, following a simple 30-minute open-casket viewing and chapel time immediately before witnessing. Includes coordination, transportation and professional staff’s attendance at the witnessing event. This includes everything that Amherst Cremation Package covers: transfer from hospitals, shelter, registration, cremation/chapel/witnessing fees, taxes and:

  • Basic Preparation & dressing of the deceased (no Embalming)
  • Amherst’s exclusive satin-covered  cremation container (with openable top for viewing)
  • 1 (one) original death certificate, 2 (two) notarized copies, 1 (one) certified copy and 10 photocopies
  • 1 (one) Amherst Cherry-finished wood urn
  • Return of the ashes within 2 (two) business days from the date of witnessing.
  • in-person delivery of the ashes (within BC Lower Mainland)
  • 2 (two) choices of crematorium: Maple Ridge Crematorium or Vancouver Crematorium* (*surcharge of $650 applies to Vancouver location). 

Witness Cremation Package

Detailed Pricing

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* Effective January 9, 2024, a surcharge of $650.00 + GST is applicable for witness cremation held at Vancouver Memorial Services & Crematorium (5505 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC) due to their recent price increases.  This surcharge is not applicable to witnessing at Maple Ridge Crematorium. 

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Amherst has been honoured with numerous prestigious awards and recognition – more than any other funeral providers ever received. We keep getting better to provide you the very best services in Vancouver and all BC Lower Mainland!

Frequently Asked Questions

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