We're here to help. Here are the answers to some of your most common questions. Please contact us if you have any other questions.

I’ve already made plans somewhere else. Is there any way that I can switch them to Beechwood?

If you have planned commemorative/funeral or cremation elsewhere:

Yes, you can transfer these arrangements to Beechwood and there is no transfer fee. Beechwood will manage all the details. Having everything organized in this one beautiful location offers the utmost in convenience to you and your loved ones. Contact Beechwood for no-obligation inquiries.
If you own cemetery interment rights somewhere else:
Each cemetery has specific guidelines. One of Beechwood’s Cemetery Counsellors can help you determine how best to proceed. For no-obligation inquiries, contact us.

What do you do when a death occurs?

Contact us using the information or contact form below.

For an unanticipated death at home or elsewhere:
Immediately call 911. Police and emergency medical personnel will respond and then determine the appropriate steps to take. Contact Beechwood to initiate final arrangements or if you need advice — we are available by phone 24 hours, every day (see below).

For an anticipated death in an institution, hospice or at home while under palliative care:
The medical staff will advise you of their processes.Contact Beechwood to plan ahead, at a time of need or if you need advice — we are available by phone 24 hours, every day (see below).

For a death out-of-province and/or out-of-country:
Contact the local authorities immediately. When you are ready to initiate final arrangements or if you need advice, contact Beechwood Toll-Free at 866-990-9530 — we are available by phone 24 hours, every day — or email us at info@beechwoodottawa.ca (see below).

Telephone: 613-741-9530
Toll Free: 1-866-990-9530
Fax: 613-741-8584
Email:  info@beechwoodottawa.ca
Address: Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services
280 Beechwood Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1L 8A6

Reception: Located in the Beechwood National Memorial Centre.
Access from the Beechwood Avenue entrance.
Click here for map and directions.

Hours of Operation:
Beechwood National Memorial Centre
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST
Statutory holidays: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with the exception of December 25th and January 1st.

Beechwood Cemetery – The National Cemetery of Canada
Admittance to the Cemetery grounds is permitted daily from sunrise to sunset.
Directions: Click here for map and directions

How much does everything cost?

The choices are numerous and so the total cost varies widely according to each individual’s personal wishes. For example, a cremation, with no commemorative or burial services, would still incur costs for minimal Funeral Director consultation and services, documentation (applications, permits, municipal registration and coroner’s fee), document filing, transportation of remains from the place of death, basic preparation of the remains, cremation fee, cremation urn and applicable taxes.

If you would like to receive a complete itemized price list of services and products, we would be pleased to provide one at no cost or obligation. However, the easiest and most reliable way to understand the cost is to make a no-obligation appointment with one of our Certified Pre-Planning Specialists to customize a plan that reflects your wishes and fits your budget. We will provide you with an itemized listing of services and products and their associated costs.

Beechwood works hard to ensure that our prices are reasonable. Our goal is to provide you with the highest standard of services and products while ensuring that funds are available for the perpetual maintenance, preservation and enhancement of this National Historic Site.

For no-obligation inquiries, click here.