Explanation of Services
Co-ordinating activities, rites, ceremonies:
Includes 24 hour staff availability, initial pre and at need arrangements, and aftercare. This fee also covers the costs associated with maintaining our facilities, utilities, taxes, insurance and licenses.
Professional consultation with a Licensed Funeral Director Class One, including, but not limited to, expert advice on options to meet your needs
Co-ordination of all activities, rites and ceremonies, before, during and after they have been provided, including services and supplies provided by us, as well as those provided by third party suppliers, such as florists and newspapers (death notices)
Completion and filing of all documents necessary to carry out the services and supplies requested, including, but not limited to, death registration, burial permit, coroner’s certificate for cremation, documentation necessary to transfer the body out of the country.
Provision of 6 Proofs of Death issued by Ashburnham Funeral Home & Reception Centre (our proofs of death are usually accepted for most estate settlement purposes, but sometimes a provincial “Death Certificate” will be necessary and is available for a fee from the Office of the Registrar General)
Cancelation of all government cards (SIN, Drivers License, Health card, OAS card, Pleasure Craft Operator card, Outdoors card [Fishing and Hunting License], Firearms License) Preparation and filing of CPP Death Benefit Application
Preparation and filing of CPP Survivors Benefit Application (for Spouse and applicable Children)
Notification sent to Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security
Transfer of Deceased:
Basic Preparation:(requires Facilities for preparation/embalming/shelter)
Embalming & Preparation: (requires Basic preparation of remains and facilities for preparation)
Embalming is a process of sanitation, restoration and temporary preservation. Embalming is not legally required, but may be recommended to preserve the body between the time of death and the visitation or disposition of the deceased.
Staff for Ceremony:
Staff to coordinate and oversee the funeral service, memorial service or ceremony for up to 2 hours
Preparation / Shelter: Use of the funeral home for the embalming, basic preparation and / or shelter of remains.
Identification Room: Use of a room in the funeral home for the identification of the remains prior to burial or cremation.
Chapel: Use of funeral home for a funeral service. Includes parking, washrooms, chapel, and coffee service.
Visitation Room: Use of the funeral home for visitation. Includes parking, washrooms, visitation room and coffee service.
All automobiles are priced at a flat rate per use up to a 40 Km radius from the Funeral Home and for up to a 3 hour period. An additional charge of $2.25 per kilometer one way may be charged after 25 Km. Overtime fees may be charged after 3 hours.
Clergy / Lead / Administrative Vehicle: Automobile used to transport staff for arrangements, services, obtain and deliver documents, transport clergy, and lead funeral processions.
Coach: Automobile used to transfer the deceased from our facilities to the place of service and final disposition.
Transfer Vehicle: Automobile used to transfer the deceased from place of death to the funeral home.
Deluxe Register Package: Includes a Register Book, up to 50 Acknowledgement Cards, and up to 75 Prayer or Memorial Cards.