Memorial Service


Our Annual Memorial Service has been canceled this year due to the pandemic. We will however deliver some flowers as a sign of respect for our donors to both Pinecrest and Notre-Dame cemeteries on June 24th. For families that would like to visit their loved ones on that day, please respect social distancing mesures.

Memorial Service 2020


The annual memorial service to commemorate those individuals whose donated remains have been cremated during the past year has now been scheduled. The service will take place on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at 11:00am and 2:00pm at the Pinecrest Cemetery, 2500 Baseline Rd., Ottawa, ON. This non-denominational service will be followed by a visit to the University Monument in the Memorial Garden of Pinecrest Cemetery. Following the final prayer at the monument, we will serve refreshments in the reception room.

If you wish to attend the memorial service, please contact the Division of Clinical and Functional Anatomy at 1-888-221-2993 so that we can send you an invitation and include the name of your loved one in our program for the day.

The monument at Pinecrest Cemetery which commemorates those who have donated their bodies to the University of Ottawa reads as follows:

“In memory of those who have generously given their body for the advancement of science and medical education.”

Notre Dame Cemetery Memorial Stone

The University of Ottawa also has a monument at Notre-Dame cemetery at 455 Montreal Road in Ottawa.  It reads the same message as above.  Flowers will be delivered to Notre-Dame cemetery every year on the same day of the Pinecrest memorial service to honor those who were burried there in the past.

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