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A water-based, sustainable alternative

Aquamation is a water-based alternative to flame cremation. When you choose Eirene, we offer comprehensive support to help you understand your options, and ensure that you can honour the memory of your loved one, on your own terms.

What is Aquamation?

While technical sounding, Aquamation, also known as alkaline hydrolysis, is simply a water-based method of final disposition.

A natural and safe option, Aquamation is the same process that occurs in nature when a loved one's body is laid to rest in the ground. This form of final disposition combines a gentle water flow, even temperature, and alkalinity used to accelerate the breakdown of organic materials.

Aquamation has no direct emissions of harmful greenhouse gases or mercury and requires no burning of fossil fuels.

Guidance and support when you need it most

We care for your loved one as we would our own, and we’re just a phone call away — whenever you need us.

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Start your arrangement with Eirene

Our arrangement process can be done over the phone, by email or completely online. Provide a few details, and we will handle the rest.

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Your loved one is brought into our care

Once you have chosen Eirene as your provider, we will bring your loved one into our care and keep them safe until paperwork is complete.

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Finalize paperwork and permits

A licensed funeral director will complete required documentation to proceed with the aquamation. Any questions? Our team of experts are here to help.

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Remains returned to your home

Once the aquamation is complete, the remains will be returned to you, with the necessary documents to settle the estate.

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The best care for your loved one

Our packages were created to reduce stress on grieving families and provide comfort in knowing that your loved one is in good hands. We offer various packages suited to your needs. And the price you see is exactly what you’ll pay — no surprises.

Essential

An all-inclusive service for families seeking end-to-end guidance.

$3,000

+ tax
  • Licensed Transfer Service — Class 1
  • Our price includes:

    • Professional services of a licensed funeral director
    • Transfer of your loved one to our facilities
    • In-person identification of loved one (if requested)
    • Completion of all required paperwork and permits
    • A private, dignified Aquamation
    • Hydrolyzed remains hand-delivered to your home
    • Unlimited Proof of Death certificates for estate settlement
    • Online obituary on our memorial website
    • Estate administration support
    • CPP / OAS application guidance
  • See more on the Eirene price list
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    At Eirene Cremations, we want to make best-in-class funeral services accessible to everyone. We also know that sudden funeral expenses can often come as a shock to families. To ease the burden, we offer an instalment plan option when you arrange with Eirene. Select Affirm at checkout to pay for your services over time — and never pay a penny more than you agree to on day one. Learn more.

    A natural, sustainable
    and gentle process

    Aquamation has been used in funeral services for over a decade. While it is not commonly known, it has traditionally been used for the final disposition of human bodies donated to medical science. Global universities and the scientific industry have used alkaline hydrolysis technology for well over 25 years.

    Believe it or not, the Aquamation process uses less water than a single household uses in one day. This includes the water used for the process of Aquamation and the freshwater rinsing of the final remains and stainless steel vessel.

    How Eirene is different

    We’ve simplified arrangements
    We’ve simplified arrangements
    We created Eirene to make arrangements a little bit easier on families. Reduce stress, pressured decisions, and family disagreements, and avoid the need for multiple appointments at a funeral home.
    Our pricing is fair and straightforward
    Our pricing is fair and straightforward
    We don’t believe in hidden fees. We don’t charge extra for cremation fees, mileage or device removals, and you’ll always speak to one of our team members when you call.
    We go the extra mile for you and your family
    We go the extra mile for you and your family
    We care deeply about the work that we do. Once you contact Eirene, our team of experienced funeral directors will take care of everything and be a guiding light during a difficult time.

    Common Aquamation questions,
    answered

    Learn more about the Aquamation process to see if it’s right for you.
    Still have a question?
    We are always a phone call away.

    Here for you — whenever you need us