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SERVICES AND MERCHANDISE PRICE LIST

Effective January 20, 2021

Person in charge of day to day operations:
Marc Eskritt, Manager
60 Stanley Street
Blenheim, Ontario
N0P 1A0
519-676-9200

A Place for People

Our philosophy is to acknowledge the fact that the person who has died is a member of the community. It is the community that supports the family and we merely provide the facility and services to make that happen. Our buildings are people friendly. Close attention is paid to details concerning the comfort and convenience of families. Both facilities are on one level and completely accessible to every visitor.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

TO HELP families celebrate a life and mourn the loss of someone they loved.
TO PROVIDE an environment that includes barrier free access and to provide caring, professional services to families experiencing a death.
TO SERVE families of all faiths and cultures with sensitivity and compassion.
TO DEVELOP a relationship of trust with the families we serve, our community, our staff and our suppliers.
TO EDUCATE families and the community so that informed decisions can be made during times of vulnerability and emotional stress.
TO ENCOURAGE families to consider the value of pre-planning and pre-paying funeral arrangements.
TO TREAT families as we would treat our own families with tenderness, dignity and respect.


 

EXPLANATION OF SERVICES

Professional and Staff Services
At our funeral home, we recognize you do not choose when our services are needed, thus we do not charge additional costs for the funeral homes’ services on evenings, Sundays or statutory holidays.

Co-ordinating activities
Services – $1050.00
Transfer – $750.00

This includes professional consultation with licensed personnel for funeral arrangements, co-ordination of details 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 flowers, death notices, arrangements for clergy, church or hall accommodations etc. This also includes but is not limited to twenty-four hour a day response coverage by staff, the handling of phone calls on behalf of family members (i.e. funeral information, donations, etc), cleaning staff, snow removal etc.

Documentation – $255.00
This fee includes but is not limited to completing necessary documents and forms, securing and filing permits, certificates, statements and authorizations. It includes 15 Proofs of Death issued by Blenheim Community Funeral Home Ltd (Proofs of Death are usually accepted for estate settlement purposes, but sometimes a provincial Death Certificate will be necessary from the Office of the Registrar General). This includes the Bereavement Authority of Ontario and Ontario Funeral Services Association per call fee.

Transport remains – initial or within 50 km (Additional fees apply beyond 50 km) – $250.00
Transportation of the remains from one place to another, for example the hospital to the business, or the business to the cemetery or crematorium using an unmarked van. A charge applies for each transportation request.

Aftercare Program – No Charge
After the funeral, there may be a number of things to be taken care of such as, CPP benefits to be applied for, government identifications to be returned, insurance policies to be claimed, or you may want to consider future plans for funerals. Our Aftercare Program is included at no additional cost to you, regardless of the services purchased. We will help you with all that needs to be done before, during and after the funeral.

Basic preparation of remains (Requires facilities for preparation/embalming/shelter) – $125.00
The preparation of the body for placement into the casket or container, including bathing, dressing and the setting of facial features for identification or viewing without embalming. Also includes visual examination prior to cremation for jewelry or personal effects and for the presence of pacemakers and other internal self-generating devices.

Embalming of remains (this charge is in addition to basic preparations of remains) – $385.00
Embalming by a licensed Funeral Director is the process of replacing bodily fluids with chemical preservatives, allowing for disinfection, restoration and temporary preservation. There is no legal requirement for embalming, though if you wish to have an open casket for either private or public viewing, we strongly recommend it. Embalming may be required when the time from the initial transfer of the deceased to the Funeral Home and final disposition exceeds forty-eight hours. Each situation will be determined on a case by case basis. This charge includes the removal of pace makers or other internal self-generating devices as required prior to cremation, and a hairdresser if required.

Facilities for preparation/embalming/shelter – $265.00
This charge reflects the cost of heating and cooling, cleaning and twenty-four-hour security of our preparation room, its instruments and equipment. There are additional costs that are associated with the maintenance of this room which include specialty cleaning and disinfecting products, along with the disposal of bio hazardous waste.

Staff Services for visitation – $425.00
Staff to co-ordinate and oversee visitation or informal gathering for a period of up to four hours. This service includes, but is not limited to, staff for preparing for the visitation or informal gathering, coordinating music and videos, managing donations and receiving friends and loved ones.

Staff Services for ceremony – $485.00
Staff to co-ordinate and oversee the ceremony or memorial service at the funeral home or a facility other than the funeral home for a period of up to four hours. This service includes, but is not limited to, staff for preparing for the ceremony or memorial service, coordinating music and videos, managing donations and receiving friends and loved ones.

Facilities for visitation (requires Staff services for visitation) – $340.00
The use of the Funeral Home visitation room for up to four hours. This cost reflects the expense of providing for extensive furnishings, flower stands, memory related equipment, audio/musical systems, cleaning, heating, cooling, security, taxes, etc.

Facilities for ceremony (requires Staff services for ceremony) – $365.00
The use of the Funeral Home for up to four hours. This cost reflects the expense of providing for extensive furnishings, flower stands, memory related equipment, audio/musical systems, cleaning, heating, cooling, security, taxes, etc.

Service and Utility Vehicle – $200.00
Used for but not limited to securing and the delivery of documents, attendance at appointments on behalf of families, completion of errands on behalf of families as required.

Clergy/Lead Car – $110.00
Used to lead the funeral procession as well as to pick up and transfer clergy as required. Lead cars are often used to transport flowers to offsite funeral services and to cemeteries.

Funeral Coach – $300.00
Used to transfer the deceased and casket to the place of the funeral or memorial services and to the cemetery.

Additional mileage – mileage travelled beyond 50 km from the business will be charged at a rate of $1.70 per kilometer one way. Mileage costs to transport remains to the Crematorium in Windsor, returning the following day to pick up the cremated remains is $300.00

Limousine
We would be happy to engage the services of a third party to provide limousine services for you, should that be your wish. The cost of the limousine will be the actual cost that is charged to us.


 

CASKET SELECTION

All listed Caskets are Full Size Adult

Prominence – $5280.00
Solid sycamore wood with a hand rubbed, high gloss cherry finish. Champagne velvet interior. Batesville 251743

Cameron – $4155.00
¼’’ engineered hardwood with oak veneer, autumn oak satin finish. Champagne velvet interior. Batesville 202513

Madison – $4155.00
¼’’ engineered hardwood with maple veneer, vintage maple stain. Moss pink velvet interior. Batesville 225176

Monroe – $4155.00
¼’’ engineered hardwood with maple veneer, vintage maple stain. Champagne velvet interior. Batesville 225175

Woodhaven – $4155.00
¼’’ engineered hardwood with pecan veneer, pecan satin finish. Champagne velvet interior. Batesville 205162

Fireside – $3850.00
Rough sawn oak, Satin finish. Oatmeal duck cloth multiple overlay interior.
Batesville 269166

Hadyn – $3805.00
Solid ¼’’ poplar construction, dark brown satin finish. Rosetan crepe interior.
Batesville 195866

Trenton – $3805.00
¼’’ engineered hardwood with poplar veneer, light pecan high gloss finish. Rosetan crepe interior. Batesville 205161

Weston – $3805.00
¼’’ engineered hardwood with poplar veneer, Victorian high gloss finish. Rosetan crepe interior. Batesville 205163

Rosette – $3805.00
Select hardwood veneer with accent detailing. Hand rubbed collector’s cherry stain. Natural eyelet fabric with reversible pillow and overthrow. Batesville 205163

Branson – $3700.00
Select hardwood solid and veneer construction, pecan stain and woven saffron interior. Batesville 246736

Montgomery – $3605.00
¼’’ select hardwood construction, dark brown satin finish. Rosetan crepe interior. Batesville 249223

Novak – $3605.00
Solid oak and veneer construction. Golden brown stain with hand rubbed high gloss finish. Khaki linwood interior. Batesville 279580

Riley – $3500.00
Select hardwood solid and veneer construction, collector’s cherry stain and ivory linwood interior. Batesville 263783

Bailey – $3400.00
Select hardwood construction, pecan stain, satin finish. Khaki linwood interior.
Batesville 263781

Parkside – $3400.00
Select hardwood veneer with a satin pecan finish. Rosetan crepe interior.
Batesville 258948

Newton – $3345.00
Premium ash veneers with ash solids and engineered wood construction. Golden brown high gloss finish, Rosetan crepe interior. Batesville 249219

Clifton – $3040.00
Select hardwood veneer with a satin Victorian cherry stain. Rosetan crepe interior. Batesville 263630

Libra – $2590.00
Select veneer with hardwood solids engineered construction, harvest red satin finish. Rosetan crepe interior. Batesville 246021

Lynx – $2430.00
Select hardwood construction, dark brown satin finish. Rosetan crepe interior. Batesville 262858

Brockton Rental – $2285.00
Solid oak construction, dark brown satin finish. Rosetan crepe rental insert. Batesville 253467

Linford Rental – $2285.00
Select hardwood construction, dark walnut satin finish. Rosetan crepe rental insert. Batesville 246586

Columba Amber – $1115.00
Wood composite material, light finish, Rosetan crepe interior. Batesville 274528

MDF Pine – $665.00
Medium density fiberboard construction. Unfinished pine laminate. Minimal interior.
Batesville 245439 (Full Top) Batesville 245435 (Cut Top)

Cardboard Cremation Container – $205.00
Corrugated cardboard construction. No fixed interior. Canadian Funeral & Cemetery Supply L6000


 

URN SELECTION

Together Forever Hand sculptured stone construction.
Full Size: 9.75″ x 9.75″ x 7.5″. RK Productions EA 1007 – $625.00
Keepsake Size: 4.5” x 4.5” x 2.5”. R.K. Productions EA 3017 – $220.00

In Flight – Hand sculptured stone construction.
Full Size: 8” x 10” x 5”. RK Productions EA 1001 – $475.00
Candle Size: 4.5” x 6.5” x 4”. R.K. Productions EA 2001 – $175.00
Keepsake Size: 2.25” x 4” x 2”. R.K. Productions EA 3001 – $105.00

Heart – Hand sculptured stone construction.
Full Size: 6.75” x 10.5” x 6”. RK Productions EA 1002 – $440.00
Candle Size: 4.5” x 6.5” x 4”. R.K. Productions EA 2002 – $175.00
Keepsake Size: 2.25” x 4” x 2”. R.K. Productions EA 3002 $105.00

Infinity – Hand sculptured stone construction.
Full Size: 7″ x 7″ x 7″. RK Productions EA 1003 – $440.00
Candle Size: 4.25” x 4.25“ x 4.25″. R.K. Productions EA 2003 – $175.00
Keepsake Size: 2.5” x 2 .5” x 2.5”. R.K. Productions EA 3003 – $105.00

Love Forever – Hand sculptured stone construction.
Full Size: 9.5″ x 11.25″ x 6″. RK Productions EA 1006 – $440.00
Keepsake Size: 3.5” x 2” x 4.25”. R.K. Productions EA 3016 – $105.00

Slate – Solid slate construction with etched, gilt-filled symbols. Available in Pine, Rose, Lighthouse, Cross, Birds in Flight, and Wheat Motifs. Teak cross only available in full size
Full Size: 9.25” x 5.75” x 5.75”. Dodge 950030-950036 – $490.00
Keepsake Size: 2.5” x 2” x 2”. Dodge 950050-950058 – $185.00

Bradbury – $540.00
Solid pecan construction, light pecan finish. Size: 10.63” x 8.5” x 11.44”. Batesville 208692

Villa Wheat – $390.00
Cold cast granite. Gold wheat engraving. Size: 5.25” x 7” x 8.25”. Eckels U-107-0-5801

Stratton – $390.00
Handcrafted from bamboo. Size: 10.25” x 5.75” x 7.25”. Batesville 216024

Bennington Rustic – $330.00
Distressed reclaimed hardwood weathered patina finish. Size:9.13″x6.5″x6.5″ Batesville 272045

Contemporary – Handcrafted brass & aluminum metal in burgundy, cobalt, green, brown or patina.
Full Size: 11.25” x 7.25”. Dodge 950550-950554 – $320.00
Sharing Size: 3.5” x 2”. Dodge 950555-950559 – $90.00

Honey Brown – $310.00
Engineered wood construction with maple veneer. Size: 6.88” x 6.5” x 9.25”. Batesville 197580

Brass (Silver Oak, Classic Gold, Athena Pewter, Grecian Pewter) – $230.00
Sand-cast brass with intricate hand-engraved detail. Size: 10” x 6”. CFCS AH 51, 407, 719, 723


 

VAULT SELECTION

* INDICATES A VAULT USED FOR URNS ONLY

Venetian – $1830.00
High-strength concrete with high-impact plastic and a reinforced cover and base with a seal between the top and bottom portions of the vault. Canadian Funeral & Cemetery Supply

Monticello – $1540.00
Concrete exterior with a plastic-reinforced cover and base with a seal between the top and bottom portions of the vault. Canadian Funeral & Cemetery Supply

Monarch – $1195.00
Unpainted reinforced concrete vault with a seal between the top and bottom portions of the vault. Canadian Funeral & Cemetery Supply

Liner – $1015.00
Unpainted reinforced concrete vault with no seal between the top and bottom portions of the vault. Canadian Funeral & Cemetery Supply

Pebblecove Urn Vault * – $455.00
Composite construction with handles. Hex key locking system with rubber lid gasket. Batesville 205557

Polystyrene Urn Vault * – $215.00
Made of high-impact polystyrene plastic and lined with green felt and a seal between the top and bottom portions of the vault. Canadian Funeral & Cemetery Supply

LOWERING DEVICE AND GREENS WITH VAULT Windsor Vault $290.00

LOWERING DEVICE AND GREENS (NO VAULT) Windsor Vault $610.00

VAULT HOLIDAY CHARGES
Up to 1:00 pm and $100/hr after 1 pm – $405.00
Graveside services after 1 pm Saturday – $105.00
Graveside services 3:30 pm of later during the week – $105.00


 

OTHER AVAILABLE SERVICES, MERCHANDISE AND EQUIPMENT

Staff services for reception – $425.00
Staff to set up, co-ordinate and oversee the reception for up to four hours, including clean up.

Catering – the funeral home can arrange for catering of assorted sandwiches and/or finger foods, and/or deserts as well as beverages for $12/person.

Facilities for reception (requires staff services for reception) – $365.00
The use of the facilities for a reception for up to four hours which includes the setup of the facilities, the use of the facilities and amenities. This fee is waived if the purchaser has already contracted our facilities for ceremony.

Refundable deposit for cremated remains – $350.00
When human remains are cremated, a refundable deposit will be required. If the cremated remains are not claimed within one year, the deposit may be used to inter the remains. If the remains are claimed before interment, the deposit will be refunded.

Removal of pacemaker or other internal self-generating devices – $0.00
The removal of a pacemaker or other internal self-generating device will be carried out by a licensed professional. With consent, pacemakers are disinfected and returned to the manufacturer but are not re-used.

Committal/Interment/Scattering Service – $300.00
We will scatter cremated remains in accordance with Ontario and municipal laws and by-laws on land. Fees for scattering from a plane or boat will be in addition to this charge. This fee includes interment or committal services not associated with a service that includes staff services for ceremony. It includes the cost associated with necessary cemetery ownership searches, arranging for proper documentations, permissions and authorizations, arrangements for cemetery opening and attendance of a licensed Funeral Director or clergy if requested.

Co-ordinating Stationery Package – $245.00
Stationery packages include a register book, up to 150 coordinating memorial folders and up to 100 coordinated thank you cards.
Additional memorial folders $0.45 per card.
Additional thank you cards $18.00 per box of 25 cards.

Cross/Crucifix – $40.00

Hairdresser (included with embalming) – $55.00


 

DISBURSEMENTS

Disbursements are items arranged for and possibly paid for on your behalf by us. You are expected to pay for these items at the time the contract is entered into. The following are some items that are often identified as disbursements:

Coroner’s Fees – this is a fee charged by the coroner for issuing a certificate that allows cremation to take place. The fee is set by the Chief Coroner for Ontario. This fee may not be subject to applicable taxes. Currently the fee is $75.00

Clergy Honorarium – this is an amount paid to the clergy for their services. In some cases, the amount is set by the clergy, in others it is a free will offering determined by you. This fee may not be subject to applicable taxes. We suggest an honorarium of $200.00

Newspaper or radio notices – these are charges for death notices placed in newspapers or radio or other media outlets. Costs are determined by the individual providers.

Municipal death registration fee – this is a fee charged by the local municipality to register the death. The fee is set by the municipality and may vary. This fee may not be subject to applicable taxes. Currently the fee is $54.39

Cremation Fee: The choice of a crematorium is yours. If you don’t have a preference, we have always utilized Simple Choice Cremation Centre in Windsor. The fee for cremation is $495. plus HST

PAYMENT AND FUNDING OPTIONS

PAYMENT
Payment in full is due within 30 days of the date of this contract. Amounts outstanding after that date will bear interest at the rate of 18% per annum calculated daily and compounded monthly from the Due Date until paid in full. There will be a charge of $40.00 for any non-sufficient funds (NSF) cheques returned by the bank. Any costs of collection shall be the responsibility of the Purchaser. If you are pre-paying for services or supplies, pre-authorized payment plans are also available.

FUNDING
For your convenience, we offer three funding options when prepaying services or supplies. When prepaying, you pay for the services and supplies today and the money will be used to pay for the services and supplies at the time of death.

Trust: You may pay the money directly to us and we will place it in trust, where it will accrue interest until the contract is fulfilled (when the services and supplies are delivered) or the contract is cancelled.

Annuity: You may pay the money to purchase an annuity which is underwritten by an insurance company. The funds will grow until the contract is fulfilled (when the services and supplies are delivered) or the contract is cancelled.

Insurance: You may purchase an insurance contract where the proceeds of the insurance contract will be used to pay for the services or supplies at the time they are delivered or the contract is cancelled.

Additional information about funding, payment and financing options are available upon request.

All applicable taxes will be added to prices unless otherwise indicated.

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