CREMATION SERVICES

As a pet owner, you have the special responsibility of making aftercare choices on your pet’s behalf. Working together with your veterinary clinic, we will gently guide you through the process of making cremation arrangements that are fitting for you and your pet. Our professional team of Certified Crematory Operators and Registered Pet Funeral Directors adhere to a strict code of ethics and exemplary standards of operation with every pet cremation. You can count on a high level of accountability when you entrust your pet to Gateway’s care.

Communal Cremation - Individual Cremation - Private Cremation - Viewing & Visitation

COMMUNAL CREMATION

Keeping the memory of your pet close to your heart, a communal cremation offers both peace of mind and solace. With communal cremation, your pet is gently placed into the crematory together with other pets.

When the cremation process is complete, the communal remains are collected for internment in a communal burial lot at one of Gateway’s pet cemeteries. Pets from the Eastern Ontario region are interred into our communal plot at peaceful Lakeview Cemetery near Brockville, Ontario. Likewise, pets from Southwestern Ontario are interred into our communal plot in our beautiful cemetery in Sandy Ridge, near London, Ontario. A small representation from each communal cremation is placed in one of our ossuaries located at each of our cemeteries.

Because no cremated remains are returned to you when you choose a communal cremation, you may wish to consider one of our personalized memorial paw prints as a timeless remembrance.

INDIVIDUAL CREMATION

Individual cremation provides you with the opportunity to keep your pet’s cremated remains as a permanent and personal keepsake. When you choose individual cremation, your treasured pet is placed into the crematory and separated from the other pets with partitions. When the cremation process is complete, we ensure that you receive only the cremated remains of your pet.

Our remembrance collection offers you the choice of either our blue or tan decorative metal urns, blue or tan ceramic urns or our cedar latch urn. Gateway also offers a wide variety of memorial products that can be personalized for your pet.

Your pet’s cremated remains will be returned to your veterinary hospital in your selected urn inside a protective box along with a certificate of cremation, authenticating that your pet was cremated at Gateway by a Registered Pet Funeral Director.

Private Cremation

Private cremation provides you with the opportunity to keep your pet’s cremated remains as a permanent and personal keepsake. When you choose private cremation, your treasured pet will be the only pet in the cremation chamber during the cremation process. When the cremation process is complete, we ensure that you receive only the cremated remains of your pet.

Gateway offers a wide variety of memorial products. Making a decision regarding memorial products is a personal process. These items may reflect the life you shared with your pet, your personal style or possibly reflect your pet’s unique personality. Please take a moment to review our Memorial Products.

Your pet’s cremated remains will be returned in your selected urn, along with a certificate of cremation, authenticating that your pet was cremated at Gateway Pet Memorial.

VIEWING & VISITATION

Sometimes, being close to your pet as you say your goodbye is an important part of the grieving process. For pet owners who prefer to say goodbye to their cherished pet in a private setting with family and close friends, Gateway offers the opportunity for a Viewing & Visitation service. In a pleasant and serene visitation room, you will be in close proximity to your pet during the private cremation.

Our Viewing & Visitation is a time for gathering together in
ceremony to share a meaningful goodbye – to grieve, to celebrate and to remember a faithful companion. Whether your wish is for a quiet, reflective memorial or a joyful tribute, we will help you make these arrangements in a warm and supportive environment.