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Pet Cremation Demystified 4/9

Pet Cremation Demystified. Part 4 of 9 By Patrick Couture Director of Resting Paws Cemetery & Crematorium Inc. Woodlawn, ON. Ash preparation Most people that witness the cremation are quite surprised at what is swept out of the retort. Because we are told you will...

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Pet Cremation Demystified 3/9

Pet Cremation Demystified.  Part 3 of 9 By Patrick Couture Director of Resting Paws Cemetery & Crematorium Inc. Woodlawn, ON. What is cremation? The standard definition: cremation “is a process of reducing a body to its’ basic elements” i.e. bone fragments and...

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Pet Cremation Demystified 2/9

Pet Cremation Demystified.  Part 2 of 9 By Patrick Couture Director of Resting Paws Cemetery & Crematorium Inc. Woodlawn, ON. Let’s start with the basics: In the industry the cremator unit is referred to as a retort (See picture 2). Why a retort? The term retort...

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Pet Cremation Demystified 1/9

Pet Cremation Demystified.  Part 1 of 9 By Patrick Couture Director of Resting Paws Cemetery & Crematorium Inc. Woodlawn, ON. For many people it is very difficult to think about the eventual passing of their pet. While attending the Ottawa Pet Expo 2013, my wife...

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Learning Curve

Learning Curve: By Sabine Couture When we first purchased the property and contacted the city to see what we needed to do to get a building permit, we were told that we would need a location and building plan because the property was already properly zoned for the...

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Humble Beginnings

How Resting Paws Cemetery & Crematorium Inc. came about By Sabine Couture When it was time to decide what we should talk about in our first article it was clear that we needed to start at the beginning. Patrick retired from the Canadian Armed Forces in 2008 after...

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