Like other professional services, the costs will depend on what services are required, merchandise selected, disposition (cremation/burial), disbursements (newspapers, flowers, death certificates, etc.) Each situation is different; there are many variables and options to chose from. Price lists are available upon request.
After the death occurs, we will obtain information from the next of kin regarding the deceased. The attending physician or the coroner will sign a Medical Certificate of Death (not the death certificate). We will acquire the medical once it is signed and issue the original death certificate. This can be done in a short Continue Reading »
The terminology is often interpreted in different ways. Usually a memorial service refers to a gathering of people where there is no casket present. The burial or cremation would take place at a different time. A funeral service would refer to a gathering where the casket is present and the cremation or burial would take Continue Reading »
Yes, very often the casket is closed at the service. There could be a private viewing for family or public visitation at a different time.
At the time of cremation, the deceased must be place in a ridged enclosed container with sufficient strength (plywood box) to hold the deceased and to prevent the deceased from posing a health hazard. If there is to be a public visitation, then a more presentable container should be considered.
The personal representative named in the will of the deceased ( executor/executrix). If there is no will, the spouse of the deceased has the authority. If there is no spouse, then the adult child. (Section 5 of the Cremation, Interment, and Funeral Services Act deals with further possibilities)
The medical certificate has to be completed by the physician or coroner and 48 hours has to pass before the cremation process.
Our funeral directors are available 24 hours a day. If the death occurs in a hospital, there are usually procedures that have to occur within their system before we can transfer the deceased to funeral home. If the death occurs in a care facility, we can transfer the deceased to the funeral home immediately upon Continue Reading »
Yes , we can arrange to have your buried virtually anywhere in the world with the assistance of an out of town funeral provider.
We have had a death out of town and wish to have the service/ burial in Maple Ridge, can this be done?
Yes . If the death occurs in the province, we will transfer the deceased to the funeral home and make the required arrangements. If the death occurs outside the province, then we can arrange to bring the deceased back to Maple Ridge with the assistance of an out of town funeral provider.