What Makes up the Cost of a Funeral?

Professional Services

The Funeral Director will meet with the family to:

Prepare vital statistics information
Obtain obituary information
Offer a selection of caskets and urns
Obtain the signature and medical information from the attending physician or medical examiner (coroner)
Preparation and embalming
Coordinate times of services with clergy, cemetery or crematorium, Last Post, DVA, and Legion
Contact service clubs such as Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis, and fraternal organizations such as the Orange Lodge, Eastern Star, Knights of Columbus and the Masonic Lodge
Prepare all Canada Pension and Insurance forms
Order and display floral tributes
Follow up with after care program

Use of Facilities 

Fixed overhead is our monthly bills which are totaled annually and divided by the number of services that were held within the year. Included are the following:

House cleaning and supplies
Building and yard maintenance
Advertising and promotions
Specialized continuing education
Inventory of caskets
Vehicle maintenance
Office supplies


Casket, cremation container or urn of your choice
Memorial book, funeral portfolio and acknowledgement cards
Complete cost and depreciation of the service car, our Funeral Coach and Clergy car

Funeral costs can range from $1,800.00 to $3,600.00.

We are also pleased to arrange for many cash disbursements which are not part of our funeral costs, such as the radio, Telegraph Journal, Kings County Record obituary, flowers, honorariums for clergy, organist and soloist, cemetery lots, opening and closing, receptions, final date on stone and monuments.  Cash disbursements are generally around $1,000.00 or more.

If you have any questions on funeral arrangements or any other aspect of the funeral, please contact us.