12 Reasons People Choose Us
Why do people choose Chapel Ridge Funeral Home in Markham? Here are 12 reasons!
#1 We’re an independent, family owned and operated local business
Chapel Ridge is owned and operated by Eric and Susanne Tappenden, who live and are involved in the communities we serve. Yes, we are a business, but we’re also your neighbours. We’re Canadian. We’re not a part of, or affiliated with any large conglomerate.
#2 We offer a full range of funeral pre-arrangement & pre-payment options
More and more people are pre-planning for funeral arrangements, as a responsible part of estate planning. Pre-arrangement, prepaid trusts, or funeral annuity plans are available.
#3 We have reasonable prices
Chapel Ridge’s prices are generally lower than other area funeral homes. We will meet or better any other funeral home’s written price quote.
#4 Our large chapel and visitation facilities accommodate small and large groups
Chapel Ridge’s chapel seats 150 or more people comfortably, has a 21 foot cathedral ceiling, Victorian stained glass window, and lots of natural light. Our chapel, visitation rooms and lounge can all be used interchangeably, so that we can accommodate the largest or smallest of funerals in an appropriate setting.
#5 We serve people of all faiths and cultures
Whatever your tradition or faith, our compassionate and professional staff have the knowledge and experience to serve your family well. We will work with you to personalize your service to suit the faith and culture of the deceased.
#6 Chapel Ridge staff really do care
Many companies talk about their staff in superlative terms. Chapel Ridge is no exception. But what sets us apart is that our staff really do care. We care about how you want to personalize the funeral arrangements. We don’t pretend to be grief counselors, but we do our very best to help you plan a tribute that is personal and meaningful.
#7 Chapel Ridge is for families
We have a beautiful family lounge for use during visitation or for a post-funeral reception, with full kitchen facilities, a walk-out patio, a cozy fireplace and lots of natural light. Next to the lounge is a children’s playroom to allow children to come to say goodbye, too.
#8 Our beautiful ravine setting & garden courtyards
Situated on 2.6 acres of land, backing on to a ravine, a tributary of the Rouge River flows through, and an abundance of wildlife and flora are there to observe. Mature trees and beautiful lawns and gardens surround the courtyards and patios that lead from the chapel, visitation rooms and family lounge. The central garden courtyard is surrounded by a glass corridor and provides a quiet place for reflective moments.
#9 Parking . . . and more parking
Many funeral homes have little or no parking on-site. Chapel Ridge has parking for 120 cars, which we believe is the largest on-site parking lot of any funeral home in the Greater Toronto Area. This allows for easy access, especially important during inclement weather.
#10 Twenty-four hour, seven day service
Losing someone you love sometimes happens when you least expect it. While it may seem like a small thing, we want you to know that we’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you through those first critical moments when you don’t know what to do. Even in the middle of the night, Chapel Ridge is there for you.
#11 Easy to get to
We are located in Markham, Ontario, but we serve all of York Region and the Greater Toronto Area. Chapel Ridge is centrally located, just minutes away from highways 404 and 407.
#12 Good old-fashioned values
You don’t hear much in advertising today about good old-fashioned values, such as respect, trust, honesty, kindness and integrity. And yet these are so fundamental in doing business. Especially in a sensitive and personal service like a funeral. We don’t have a monopoly on these values among funeral homes, but we want you to know that we take them seriously and we’re sincere about them.