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Maison funéraire Lessard-Stephens Funeral Home Inc.
21 Elm Street South
TIMMINS, ON CA
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|Question #1||Are cemeteries running out of space?|
|Answer:||Just like other open spaces, cemeteries are impacted by increased population density in both urban and rural areas. Cemetery spaces are a finite resource, and as such, are at a premium in some regions.|
|Question #2||What is Perpetual Care?|
|Answer:||"Perpetual Care" usually refers to the correct terms Permanent Care or Endowment Care. These Care funds are collected with each Interment Space sale to maintain the grounds, roads, and buildings of the cemetery.|
|Question #3||Can the vault be personalized?|
|Answer:||Yes, we can show you the wide range of personalization choices, including customized nameplates and military insignias.|
|Question #4||Are there vaults for cremated remains?|
|Answer:||Yes, we offer urn vaults, designed for in-ground burial of cremated remains.|
|Question #5||Can two cremations be performed at once?|
|Answer:||Never. Not only is it illegal to do so, most modern cremation chambers are not of sufficient size to accommodate more than one adult. Thus it would be a practical impossibility to conduct multiple cremations simultaneously.|
|Question #6||Can the family witness the cremation?|
|Answer:||Yes, for a nominal fee. Our state-of-the-art cremation facility is set up to allow family members to be present when the body is placed into the cremation chamber. In fact, some religious groups include this as part of their funeral custom.|
|Question #7||Does a body have to be embalmed before it is buried?|
|Answer:||No, embalming is not required for burial. It is always your choice. Your decision may depend on such factors as whether the family selected a service with a public viewing of the body with an open casket; or to enhance the deceased's appearance for a private family viewing; or if the body is going to be transported by air or rail, or because of the length of time prior to the burial.|
|Question #8||Must I purchase a burial vault?|
|Answer:||In most areas of the country, state or local laws do not require that you buy a container to surround the casket in the grave. However, many cemeteries require that you have such a container so that the ground will not sink. Either a grave liner or a burial vault will satisfy these requirements.|
|Question #9||What are the advantages of a mausoleum burial?|
|Answer:||Mausoleum crypts are both clean and dry. They offer a viable alternative for those who simply have an aversion of being interred in the ground. Furthermore, with the growing shortage of available land for cemetery use, mausoleums will allow for a maximum number of entombments in a minimum amount of space.|
|Question #10||What is a columbarium?|
|Answer:||A columbarium, often located within a mausoleum, chapel or in a garden setting, is constructed with numerous small compartments (niches) designed to hold urns containing cremated remains.|
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