The Crematorium is located in a 3.5 acre parcel of State land located adjacent to the Nasinu Cemetery. Its entrance is on Adi Lady Davila Ganilau Road just off the Kings Highway. The land was especially and conditionally leased by Government to Dignified Cremations for the sole purpose of establishing a modern Crematorium. We are very grateful for the great support we received from Government and the Prime Minister for this important project.
The person who operates Dignified Cremations Ltd:
Dignified Cremations Ltd is operated by Mr. Maurice Ruggiero, a building services Consulting Engineer. Maurice is a Fiji Citizen whose parents settled in Fiji in 1976.
Difference between traditional way of cremation and gas cremation:
Gas Cremation is very clean and fast. A typical traditional open pyre cremation takes between 8-12 hours to completely consume a body. Gas fired Cremation reduces a body to ashes in approximately 80 minutes.
According to Mr. Maurice Ruggiero,
This new Gas Fired Crematorium will provide a way for people of all religions to celebrate the life of the individual when it ends and for the living to gather social support to bring closure and move ahead with their lives. Its cornerstone is the use of a modern computer controlled LPG GAS fired Cremation furnace and a Ceremonial building with a sitting capacity of 120 people and another 300 standing. Extensive consultation in particular with the Hindu community and other religious organizations indicates the pressing need for a modern, clean and well set out cremation facility. This is evident in the tremendous response and support we have received from both secular and religious segments of Fiji’s society. Over the past decade Fiji’s society has evolved and become more sophisticated, yearning for the choice to cremate a loved one’s remains in a venue where well organized ceremonies can take place in a clean, expedient and dignified manner.
IS IT ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY?
According to Mr. Maurice Ruggiero:
The facility will provide complete funeral services which will include: