Traditional burial, in which a casket is interred in a cemetery, is still a very common custom. Some families prefer to gather around the grave and maintain the traditional ceremony.
Mausoleum entombment, in which the deceased is placed in a crypt (a space in the wall), is still relatively unknown, but those who have become familiar with it have found it to be their preferred choice.
We have two columbaria, one adjoining the main entrance and the other in a special part of the mausoleum exclusively devoted to indoor and outdoor niches for funeral urns. Placement in one of our columbaria is within the reach of any budget, depending on the location and size of the niche selected.
The urn may be placed in a niche in the columbarium. Niches are cavities in the wall, behind a protective glass. A photo and objects that were cherished by the deceased may be placed inside as mementos.
The Bessette family has devoted special attention to its indoor columbarium, which is very popular with its magnificent wrought-iron gate and its illuminated niches.
Every niche in the outdoor columbarium is covered by a granite plaque engraved with the name of the deceased. Comparable to a cemetery, this outdoor space for contemplation provides maximum protection for the urns.
Our columbaria and mausoleum are open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. It is also possible to visit at any other time by making an appointment.
The cemetery at Les Jardins Funéraires Bessette contains four different burial areas, on a specially landscaped site.
Our cemetery was the first in Quebec to comply with the government regulations of the Minister of Environment. Due to its special technical features, caskets are interred above the water level.