Green 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 includes environmental stationery, environmental embalming, environmental caskets and reduced vehicle usage. In conjunction with this the cemetery is opening a green section for environmental burials, those being immediate burials or environmentally embalmed burials using environmental containers or caskets. No standard embalmings or cremations will be allowed in this section of the cemetery. This portion of the cemetery will be left in a natural setting with limited grounds keeping. Central field stone markers are planned to be used rather than individual markers. Tree planting and natural vegetation will be encouraged.

Green Funerals

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

Environmental Embalming

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

Environmental Caskets

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

Environmental Cemetery

  • special green section of Cobourg Union Cemetery
  • will be kept natural
  • no lawn maintenance
  • group monument using natural stone
  • only non-embalmed or environmentally embalmed