Learn more about Modern Celebrations & Cremations with our Frequently Asked Questions section.
Only the legal next of kin or designated executor or executrix of the estate can authorize a cremation. In cases where there are multiple next of kin, all persons will be required to authorize the cremation.
Yes. An ID viewing prior to cremation can be arranged for you or any member of your family if there is a need. Your Service Counsellor will advise you at the time of death what level of sanitary care and preservation will be required. An ID viewing can occur at either McAdam’s or Oromocto Funeral Homes.
In the province of New Brunswick, it is required by law to wait 48 hours after a death has been pronounced before the cremation can take place. Prior to the cremation there are several documents that must be secured, by us, that will need to be provided by the family physician and coroner. The return of cremated remains to the family will be scheduled once these documents have been completed and returned.
Certified copies of the Death Certificate can be obtained from The Province of New Brunswick, Department of Vital Statistics. The request form can be found at the following link: