Urns and Funeral Monuments in Ottawa


Are you looking for a reputable company to purchase headstones in Ottawa or funeral markers? Martel & Sons is a monument manufacturer operating in Canada since 1903 and which helps you make the right choice to pay tribute to a loved one. We are specialized in commemorative monuments and cinerary monuments.

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Funeral monuments in Ottawa

Funeral arrangements are generally made in advance of a person’s death. If you choose our funeral solutions to pay tribute to a departed loved one, we can advise you on mausoleums, headstones, or personalized vaults.


A headstone is a funeral monument in the shape of a plaque or block placed on the ground and that is present mostly in casket burial. The headstone is often the popular choice. Inscription choices are available for family.

They are usually engraved with the person’s name as well as the date of birth and death of the deceased. At Martel & Sons, we offer you an original and modern line. Built with granite stones, you can decorate them with flowers to personalize the tombstone according to your desires.


A burial vault is a collective tomb designed to accommodate several bodies. At Martel & Sons, our vaults are made from high-quality granite.


A mausoleum is a family funeral monument. It is a building with grandiose architecture intended to be the final resting place of the coffins or cremated remains of the same family.

Cremation monuments

If you opt for cremation instead, we offer you commemorative cremation markers intended to accommodate the funerary urn of the deceased or multiple urns from the same family.


An urn designed for holding the remains of a deceased individual or a family’s remains after cremation is called a cremation urn.


A columbarium is a building designed to store funerary urns containing the ashes of the deceased. The urns are generally arranged in rows on shelves or in individual niches, each one usually marked with a funeral plaque engraved with the name and information of the deceased.

Urn tombs

Finally, an urn tomb is a cremation monument made up of a small receptacle dug into the ground and covered with a space to put a granite lid.

Why choose Martel & Sons for your needs?

Created in 1903, our funeral services have been accompanying you for over 110 years in the choice of upright monuments, flat markers, burial method, materials and variety of colors, as well as the purchase of your personalized funerary monuments.

A wide selection of high-quality products

For generations, the time of mourning is a moment where it can be difficult to make choices. At Martel & Sons, we are aware of the importance of a beautiful tribute, which is why we want to offer you the best possible memorial service with a wide variety of products.

We work with experts who ensure quality work and who will be able to guide you between the different options available to you such as funeral or cremation markers thanks to their experience.

Trusting Martel & Sons means the guarantee of:

  1. Working with the best experts to produce a wide range high-quality memorials
  2. A turnkey service offering tailored to your needs: we take care of each step of the process, from the design to the delivery and installation of your monuments
  3. A lifetime warranty on the granite and on the purchase of the engravings for your monuments

Professional advice and personalized service

Our commemorative services offer personalized service and supports you in the choice of the funeral or cremation marker according to the customers. Whether you are Buddhist, Muslim, or Jewish, Martel & Sons offers memorials that suit you and are tailored to your needs to allow you to pay a personalized tribute to the deceased.

Different shapes for the funeral urn

Today, there are many shapes of funeral urns. It is possible to find urns in the shape of a heart, a lotus or even surrounded by angel wings.

The vast majority of cremation urns available are individual cremation urns. These have a capacity of 3 to 3.5 L depending on the size of the deceased. This wide variety allows families to refine their choice according to a particular passion of the deceased or even a particular colour.

The cremation urn for a couple is larger than the individual urns. The size of these urns is sufficient to hold the ashes of two adults. You have the option of choosing a single chamber urn or a double chamber urn to separate the ashes in the container.

These urns are smaller and designed to hold only a portion of the cremated remains. These urns are used for a variety of purposes, usually to hold a small portion of the remains as a keepsake when your loved one’s ashes are buried or held in a columbarium.

Ceramic is the most common material used in the manufacture of funeral urns. Unique and artistic, they can be sealed with wax to avoid any unpleasant opening. Ceramic is a very delicate material and can be easily cleaned.

Wooden funeral urns are made of different species. It is possible to find them in maple, mahogany or walnut. Their natural brown tones bring a touch of delicacy to this funeral object. Easy to maintain, you can have a message engraved in memory of the deceased.

In recent years, a new type of urn has appeared. They are made from biodegradable materials. Made of paper, cardboard or natural fibers, they hold the ashes of a loved one while remaining ephemeral. Some of them can be used as a flowerpot to grow a tree or any other plant.

The metal urn is made of bronze, pewter, stainless steel or brass. It provides a lasting final resting place for your loved one. Easy to maintain, the metal urn is an economical option. Less expensive than other materials, metal remains a popular choice.

Round or rectangular, granite urns provide an elegant setting for your loved ones’ ashes. They can be personalized and are available in a wide range of colours and finishes. The material is strong and will not deteriorate over time.

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“A big thank you for your excellent work ❤️ my grandmother urn is so beautiful and represents it perfectly 💐”

- France Lalonde

“Excellent service, very professional and a monument beyond our expectations.”

- Pascal Cadieux

“The company is professional and caring and I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to the MARTEL&SONS company. Please know we are thankful and so grateful  for the beautiful engraving that was done for our beloved family members’ headstone.”

- Caroline Johnson

“The service representative Tami was excellent to deal with. She was professional, kind , understanding and most helpful. The service was timely and exceeded expectations.”

- Kerry Oleary