Chapel Ridge Funeral Home & Cremation Centre is here to provide you with a full explanation of our professional service fees.
To assist you with understanding funeral costs, we have prepared an outline of the categories that make up a funeral service contract.
There are generally four sections that make up a funeral account:
- Casket & merchandise selections
- Professional service charges
- Cash disbursements
- And taxes on applicable items
To help consumers, legislation states that all funeral homes must provide an itemized price list of all of their related professional service charges, as well as casket and merchandise charges. This list must be available at the consumers’ request without cost or obligation.
Quality Service that is Affordable for Families
At Chapel Ridge we prides ourselves on always being one of the most reasonably priced funeral homes in Markham and York Region. Many expect our charges to be much higher given our level of professionalism, the quality of our facilities and our ethical standards. Consumers and families finally can learn firsthand that there is a difference in the service we provide and they do not need to fall into the trap of traditional loyalty many funeral homes attempt to count on. Today, being good is not good enough. We trust that this service will give you one more reason to give us serious consideration when seeking a funeral home that is proactively working towards providing you the highest standards of services and facilities, while offering sensible and affordable solutions.
Casket & Merchandise Selections
All of our caskets and merchandise is priced separately – meaning the price you see for the casket is for the casket itself with no other items included. This can often become confusing to families.
Some of the other types of merchandise you might find in this section of the funeral account are:
- Burial vaults
- Cremation urns
- And upgraded stationary packages
Again, each is itemized based on your selection and a total is itemized under the “Casket & Merchandise Selections.” As always, you are free to purchase or acquire these items from any other funeral home or other source. Receiving funeral homes cannot charge any handling or administration fees when a casket is purchased elsewhere.
Professional Service Charges
Professional Service charges include the services that we at the funeral home provide for your family at your time of need, such as:
- The use of our facilities
- The arrangement services
- Our transportation services
- And more
Cash disbursements are just as they imply: to aid the families we serve, we will cover third party expenses and place them on our contract. This is a convenient method of keeping everything on one contract.
Strict legislation ensures that these items are not marked up and only the exact “cost” is included on the funeral account. Typical cash disbursements might include:
- Newspaper Notices
- Clergy Honourariums
- Cemetery Charges
- Coroner’s Cremation Certificates