Will the funeral home charge me more for using this coffin?
According to the Bereavement Authority of Ontario a funeral home is not allowed to charge an extra fee for providing your own coffin.
Are your coffins suitable for home funerals and cremations?
Are the coffins stained or painted?
We encourage families to decorate or stain the coffins themselves as a way to add meaning to the transition. Our coffins are of simple planed pine. We can add a finish of linseed oil.
Why don’t your coffins have a fabric lining?
Our company’s focus is to provide a local and eco-friendly choice.
When researching fabric we found it very difficult to find a Canadian made eco-friendly fabric. Hemp and linen are imported from Europe while organic cotton comes from the USA.
The textile industry is the 5th largest contributor of carbon emissions in the United States followed by primary metals, nonmetallic mineral products, petroleum, and chemicals according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
World-wide fabric production consumes 1,074 billion kWh of electricity or 140 million tons of coal and 2 trillion gallons of water annually.
Nearly all conventional casket interiors are made from polyester which, along with other synthetic fabrics, are the heaviest polluters and carbon producers.
So when it comes to maintaining a healthy environment for living things, fiber and fabric matter.
What is “green” burial?
According to the Green Burial Society of Canada,
“Green Burial is a statement of personal values for those who seek to minimize their impact on the local and global environment. For people who are mindful of the cyclical nature of life, green burial is a spiritually fulfilling alternative to conventional burial or cremation. It is an environmentally sensitive practice: the body is returned to the earth to decompose naturally and contribute to new
To find out more about the principles of green burial see:
Where is green burial available in Eastern Ontario?
Green burial is currently available at Glenwood Cemetery in Picton.
Lanark County, Ontario