Entombment of human remains is a tradition that can be traced back to the 4th century B.C.E. The term mausoleum derives from the monument the Greek Queen Artemis constructed for her husband Mausolus, King of Caria. The pyramids of Egypt and the catacombs of Rome are other examples that can be classified as entombment.
MAUSOLEUM BENEFITS: The selection of mausoleum entombment is a unique way to memorialize the death of a family member. Once the preserve of royalty, aristocracy and industrialists, mausoleum selection is now available for all members of society. The key advantages of mausoleum entombment over earth burial are:
- PROTECTION: Each crypt is dry, sealed and individually vented affording a high level of protection for the remains of the deceased and the casket they are entombed in.
- SECURITY: in addition to regular security patrols the indoor crypts at the mausoleum have the added security of a 24 video monitor and full alarm system activated at closing.
- COMFORT: Visitors to the mausoleum enjoy year round protection from inclement weather. Outdoor crypts are protected by a vaulted extension of the building roof. Indoor crypts can be visited in comfort year round. Convenient benches, feature statuary and background music create a peaceful atmosphere for visitors. The mausoleum is open every day of the year for visiting.
Mausoleum entombment is a unique and specialized form of alternative interment for honouring and remembering a life lived.
Bronze name bars and plaques, perpetual vigil lights, religious and fraternal emblems and cameo photos installed on crypt shutters create personalized memorials for each entombment.
The Royal Oak Mausoleum has many choices of crypt types and locations. Crypts are available in single, companion or family configurations. The Garden Crypts, featuring granite crypt fronts, are on the exterior of the building. The Cloister Crypts, with marble crypt fronts, are indoors in a climate controlled, secure setting that is awash in natural light.
CRYPT & ENTOMBMENT PRICES
The type, size and location of a crypt will determine the final cost of mausoleum entombment. The Burial Park offers comprehensive service packages and pricing that include every good and service related to the purchase and use of single or companion crypts.
ENTOMBMENT VS. IN-GROUND BURIAL
A common misconception is that mausoleum entombment is significantly more costly than in-ground burial. In fact mausoleum entombment is comparable in cost to in-ground burial when all factors relating to a burial are accounted for and compared to a crypt entombment. Burial Park family service personnel are fully prepared to show you comparative costs for all burial park services.
MAUSOLEUM CREMATION INTERMENT
A unique feature of the Royal Oak Community Mausoleum are 2 columbaria rooms for the memorialization of cremated remains.
The niches in the mausoleum are located indoors and provide a secure, climate controlled environment for visitors.
All of the niches feature a glass front that enable families to provide decorative, personalized urns and place other personal mementos in the niche.
Mausoleum niches can be personalized with photographs, engraved plaques and unique urns.
Mausoleum niches will accommodate single or companion interments and there are also niches that can accommodate up to four urns in a ‘family’ configuration.
Because urns are visible through the glass niche fronts there are some restrictions on the type and size of urns that are appropriate for use in the mausoleum. Mausoleum urns must be durable enough to remain intact ‘in perpetuity and must be made of a permanent form of material such as ceramic, metal, reconstituted stone or marble, copper, bronze, etc. Urns constructed from wood, plastic or cardboard are not permitted.
NICHE & INTERMENT PRICES
The type, size and location of a niche will determine the final cost of cremation inurnment.