Obituaries

Florence Potter
B: 1927-10-22
D: 2018-11-16
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Potter, Florence
Edna Sunday
B: 1960-11-11
D: 2018-11-14
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Sunday, Edna
Peter Verhoeven
B: 1957-08-28
D: 2018-11-02
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Verhoeven, Peter
Alexander Alexander
B: 1940-01-18
D: 2018-10-31
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Alexander, Alexander
Gloria Smith
B: 1942-11-20
D: 2018-10-31
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Smith, Gloria
Norma Dubeau
B: 1927-12-21
D: 2018-10-29
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Dubeau, Norma
Frans Meens
B: 1936-09-23
D: 2018-10-28
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Meens, Frans
Aubrey Sawler
B: 1943-06-26
D: 2018-10-24
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Sawler, Aubrey
Henry Auger
B: 1939-08-04
D: 2018-10-24
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Auger, Henry
Dennis Smale
B: 1954-04-15
D: 2018-10-21
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Smale, Dennis
Erich Luisser
B: 1947-01-23
D: 2018-10-20
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Luisser, Erich
Robert "Jim" Barr
B: 1943-07-15
D: 2018-10-19
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Barr, Robert "Jim"
Francis Murray Adams
B: 1927-07-10
D: 2018-10-18
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Adams, Francis Murray
Joyce Rowe
B: 1935-01-02
D: 2018-10-14
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Rowe, Joyce
Betty Leaman
B: 1939-06-05
D: 2018-10-11
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Leaman, Betty
Diana Riley
B: 1952-01-16
D: 2018-10-02
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Riley, Diana
George Pound
B: 1923-12-06
D: 2018-10-01
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Pound, George
Rosswell Pearce
B: 1931-02-09
D: 2018-09-21
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Pearce, Rosswell
Jeanne Simpson
B: 1924-07-12
D: 2018-09-12
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Simpson, Jeanne
William Finnie
B: 1934-12-25
D: 2018-09-07
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Finnie, William
Brian Lowe
B: 1945-12-09
D: 2018-09-05
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Lowe, Brian

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Bio Cremation uses water flow, heat and alkalinity instead of fire to reduce the body to ashes.

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What Is Aquamation?

Aquamation, also known technically as Alkaline Hydrolysis, is a chemical process that uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide to reduce a body to components of liquid and bone. Remaining bone fragments are reduced to a substance similar to cremated ashes.

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Benefits of Aquamation at Newcastle Funeral Home
Your loved one never leaves our care, we perform all Aquamations at our facility
Remains are returned to the family for burial or scattering
Metal implants are unaffected and sent for recycling. We use a company called Progressive Environmental Services and all proceeds resulting from recycled implants are donated to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
No fossil fuels are consumed and no smoke stacks are required.

Common Misconceptions

Although there are many misconceptions about the Aquamation process, the following are the two most common myths about this process:
#1 Acid is used in the Aquamation Process: This is completely false. There is absolutely no acid used during this process. With Aquamation, the only chemical mixed with the water is an alkaline called potassium hydroxide (KOH). The reaction of KOH in water is exothermic, meaning it gives off significant heat which contributes to the hydrolyzing or breakdown of the human tissue.
#2 The Aquamation Process Boils the Body: This is also absolutely false. Aquamtion creates a highly controlled and sophisticated environment that uniquely combines water, alkali and heat. This process biochemically hydrolyzes the human body, leaving only bone fragments. During a typical Aquamtion cycle, the body is reduced, bone fragments are rinsed and reduced to a powder consistency

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Newcastle Funeral Home is 1 of only 3 funeral homes in Ontario that is licensed to perform Aquamation. We offer this service to families across Central and Southern Ontario.

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