Green Burial Funerals

MacCoubrey Funeral Home has been working hand in hand with Cobourg Union Cemetery to develop a green option for the environmentally concerned members of the public. The green package offered by the funeral home include environmental embalming, environmental caskets, reduced vehicle usage and can also include environmental stationery. In conjunction with this, the cemetery has opened a green section for environmental burials. These are immediate burials, or those environmentally embalmed and use environmental containers or caskets. No standard embalmings or cremations are allowed in this section of the cemetery. The green section is left in a natural setting with limited grounds keeping. Central field stone markers are used rather than monuments and tree planting and natural vegetation are encouraged.

Check out our Green Burial Services and Merchandise Pages. If you have any questions about Green Burial, please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page specifically about Green Burials.

Green or Natural Burial Funerals

  • environmental embalming or no embalming
  • simple environmental casket
  • interment in environmental cemetery

Environmental Embalming

  • specially designed eco-friendly fluids
  • bio-degradable preservatives
  • no formaldehydes or other toxins used

Environmental Caskets & Containers

  • Canadian made
  • non-toxic finishes
  • no plastics and limited metals
  • easily degradable

Environmental Cemetery

  • special green section of Cobourg Union Cemetery will be kept natural
  • no lawn maintenance
  • group monuments or vegetation planted as markers
  • no cremations
  • only non-embalmed or environmentally embalmed

For photographs of the green section at Cobourg Union Cemetery, visit the Green Burials Ontario Facebook page