Modest Cremation: Affordable Direct Cremation services in hamilton, the gta and southwestern ontario.

When financial constraints or a desire for simplicity steer your funeral arrangements, Modest Cremation offers an affordable solution in Hamilton. Our direct cremation services provide a respectful alternative without the formalities of visitation or memorial services.

The dedicated staff at Modest Cremation will assist you with all necessary paperwork, including death certificate registration and cremation permits. We ensure a seamless process from the place of passing to our facility and subsequent cremation or cemetery arrangements.

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Traditional Funeral Service Options for Cremation in Hamilton

For those who choose cremation but wish to hold a traditional funeral service, Modest Cremation can help accommodate. Memorial services often include private visitations or viewings before the scheduled funeral, providing families with an opportunity to bid farewell and find solace.

You can choose from various locations for the funeral service, including a local funeral home, a church, or a venue of your preference. The size of the gathering may influence your venue selection.

Following the service, the casket will be transferred to the crematorium. Many families opt for a post-service reception, for which we can provide some recommendations.

Memorial Gathering and Tribute Ceremony

If you decide against a traditional funeral service, Modest Cremation can connect you with local venues to host a memorial or remembrance ceremony to honour your loved one. This ceremony often features the display of the urn or casket and provides an opportunity for attendees to share memories and anecdotes.

Interment of the urn typically occurs later, although the memorial and cremation services can take place on the same day if preferred.

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Cremation Urns & Containers

Selecting an appropriate vessel to honour your loved one’s memory is a significant aspect of the cremation process. At Modest Cremation, we understand the importance of finding a meaningful container to hold the remains.

If your loved one or family didn’t engage in funeral pre-planning services, choosing an urn or container becomes an essential step. We offer a diverse range of options to
accommodate various preferences, from elegant ceramic designs to eco-friendly solutions.

Full-sized urns are commonly used to house the ashes, available in a variety of materials and styles to suit individual tastes. Some of the popular materials include:


Crafted from birch, cherry, or Alderwood, wooden urns provide a timeless and elegant option for preserving your loved one’s ashes.


Copper urns and other metal materials offer durability and can be personalized with custom designs and engravings, providing a lasting tribute.


Glass-blown bowls or urns boast unique patterns and designs, adding a touch of beauty and sophistication to the memorial.


With a wide range of options from earth tones to custom floral designs, ceramic urns have remained a sought-after choice for centuries, reflecting timeless elegance.


For those prioritizing environmental sustainability, we offer scattering urns and containers made from natural materials such as fiberboard, rock salt, sand, or recycled paper, providing a meaningful and eco-conscious way to honor your loved one’s memory.

At Modest Cremation, we’re dedicated to helping you find the perfect urn or container that resonates with your preferences and commemorates your loved one’s life in a dignified manner.

Cremation Keepsakes & Jewelry

We are committed to providing you with meaningful ways to honour and remember your loved one. Our selection of keepsakes and jewelry offers comfort and solace as you navigate the grieving process and cherish the memories of your loved one for years to come.

Keepsake Urns and Compartments

In addition to traditional urns, you may choose to house a portion of your loved one’s remains in a smaller keepsake urn or compartment. These keepsake vessels come in various styles, shapes, and sizes, ranging from metal and stone compartments to beautifully crafted wooden boxes and commemorative lamps. Placing a keepsake urn in your home allows you and your family to honor your loved one’s memory while providing a source of comfort and remembrance.

Cremation Jewelry

For a more personal way to carry your loved one’s memory with you wherever you go, we offer a selection of cremation jewelry. These wearable remembrances come in the form of necklaces or bracelets that contain a small compartment to hold a portion of your loved one’s ashes. Our cremation jewelry comes in a variety of styles and designs, allowing you to choose a piece that resonates with you and serves as a tangible reminder of your loved one’s presence and legacy.

Cremation & Interment Options

At Modest Cremation, we can help you to consider various interment options to suit your preferences and honor your loved one’s memory, whether you choose direct cremation services or opt for a traditional funeral or memorial beforehand.

Cemetery Memorials

Cemetery memorials provide families with a variety of options for selecting a final resting place for their loved one’s remains. Local cemeteries offer both above and below ground memorial options, including plots that allow friends and family members to visit and pay their respects whenever they desire.

Mausoleum Spaces

For those seeking a more affordable alternative to traditional plots, Modest Cremation offers spaces in private or public mausoleums. These dedicated resting spaces provide minimal maintenance costs and may include indoor and outdoor areas and walk-in sections. Mausoleums often feature memorial etchings and sculptures that honor those interred within.

Cremation Gardens

Many cemeteries and memorial homes feature beautifully landscaped cremation gardens, offering a serene and peaceful setting for remembrance. These gardens often include a variety of flowers and hardscape designs, with pedestals, markers, or benches available for memorialization. Choosing a space in a cremation garden provides a tranquil location for honoring your loved one’s memory in nature’s embrace.

Additional Options for Direct Cremation Services

In addition to our direct cremation services, Modest Cremation provides several optional services to enhance the experience:

  • Drafting and Insertion of Obituary Notices: Our team can assist in drafting and inserting obituary notices in newspapers to ensure your loved one’s passing is properly acknowledged.
  • Purchasing Estate Fraud Protection Coverage: Protect your loved one’s estate with estate fraud protection coverage, offering peace of mind during a challenging time.
  • Purchase of Urn or Cemetery Property: If needed, we can assist in the purchase of an urn or cemetery property, providing a final resting place for your loved one’s remains.

Our Direct cremation service offers affordable options that allow you to lay your loved one to rest with the dignity they deserve. To expedite the process, Modest Cremation also allows you to easily make online arrangements. Visit our website to begin the process and honor your loved one’s memory with respect and care.


You can count on us for affordable, dignified cremation services throughout Southwestern Ontario and the Greater Toronto area.

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