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Burial of Ashes at Sea for Canadian Veterans

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Family members and veterans participate in a burial at sea ceremony on HMCS Sackville during which the ashes of 21 members of Canada’s military placed in the waters outside Halifax harbour on Sunday, May 5, 2013 during a ceremony marking the Battle of the Atlantic. (Devaan Ingraham, Canadian Press)

Have you or a family member considered having your/their ashes buried at sea? This service is available for current and former Canadian military veterans, former members of the Coast Guard and Canadian Merchant Marines,  as well as their spouses, regardless of when they served.

It is the responsibility of the next of kin to forward the urn to the Command Chaplain, with the following 3 required items.

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