Life Transitions strives to provide the highest quality service for reasonable pricing. We believe that money matters and want to give families the option to use their money wisely, providing confidence and peace during a difficult time.

Below is a list of helpful hints when considering funeral homes and services, as well as our price list, so you can make an informed enquiry or decision.

Service Packages

Body Bequeathal

Additional Services and Merchandise

Caskets

Vaults and Grave Liners

Urns

General Price List

Facilities

Transportation

Disbursements

Payment, Financing and Funding

 

 

Funeral Transaction Tips

Set a Budget. As uncomfortable as it may be to think about limiting your spending at such an emotional time, you don’t have to put yourself in financial peril. There are many beautiful options that are reasonably priced. The difficult part is avoiding the purchase of funeral products based on emotion, knowing exactly how much you can comfortably spend can help.

Comparison Shop. Even though funerals are a delicate time, it is worth treating a funeral like any other transaction. Prices can vary considerably, comparing is a legitimate way to ensure you are getting the best value.

Ask for Prices: By law, funeral service providers are required to give you a price list for the products they are selling. You are also entitled to see the full range of products available.

Ask What Is Included. Funeral homes may quote a price that doesn’t include expensive extras like caskets, urns, or transportation. Make sure you know the bottom line and are certain everything you need is included in the quoted price. Confirm what documentation is provided and if there is an extra cost for filing paperwork or providing documents like Proof of Death Certificates.

If You Can, Take Your Time. While you may be working toward a specific date for services, it can be helpful to take the process slowly. If you feel pressure to make a snap decision, step out and take a few minutes to collect your thoughts. The goal is to avoid making decisions based on emotion or purchasing items that you don’t really need.

Bring a Friend. It can help to have someone less emotionally involved with you to keep track of costs and next steps.

Know Your Rights. Funeral homes may present package deals which may include services that are actually optional. You are not obligated to pay for services that you don’t need. You also do not have to buy your funeral products through the funeral home or cemetery that is handling your funeral services. Use the same shopping techniques for buying funeral products that you would use for any major purchase. You have the right question and to decline anything that is unnecessary.

Embalming Is Optional. Funeral homes may encourage embalming. This service is available to temporarily preserve a body, it is not a requirement and is not necessary for the protection of public health. Refrigeration is often sufficient for short time frames.

Shop in Advance. It is not always possible to shop ahead of time but, if you can, it will almost always save you money. Having extra time can make the process must less stressful and allow you the luxury of comparison shopping.

Updated June, 2022

SERVICE PACKAGES


Simple Cremation Without a Formal Gathering

Item Pricing
Coordinating Activities $574.00
Documentation $243.00
Facilities for Sheltering the Deceased 289.00
Basic Preparation/Body Handling $120.00
Transportation of Deceased from Place of Death (within 60 km of Life Transitions: additional fee $2.30 per km-  apply beyond 60km) $265.00
Transportation to Cemetery/Crematorium (within 60 km of Life Transitions: additional fee $2.30 per km-  apply beyond 60km) $245.00
Cremation Container and Body Pouch—(Cleary 405L – pressboard and corrugated material)
(Other caskets available. Costs determined by selection.)
**Note: Metal caskets are not suitable for cremation.
$250.00
SUBTOTAL $1986.00
HST $258.18
TOTAL SERVICE $2244.18
*Cash Disbursements and Applicable Taxes to be Added $641.00 (see page 7)
(i.e. Registration Fees, Coroner’s Fee, Cremation Fee, Newspaper etc.)
$641.00
Total With Disbursements $2885.18

 

Graveside Service With Cremated Remains or Casket Burial

 

Item Pricing
Coordinating Activities, Rites and Ceremonies $674.00
Documentation $243.00
Staff for Graveside $300.00
Facilities for Sheltering the Deceased 289.00
Basic Preparation/Body Handling $120.00
Transportation of Deceased from Place of Death (within 60 km of Life Transitions: additional fee $2.30 per km-  apply beyond 60km) $265.00
Transportation to Cemetery/Crematorium (within 60 km of Life Transitions: additional fee $2.30 per km-  apply beyond 60km) $245.00
Cremation Container and Body Pouch—(Cleary 405L – pressboard and corrugated material)
(Other caskets available. Costs determined by selection.)
**Note: Metal caskets are not suitable for cremation.
$250.00
SUBTOTAL $2136.00
HST $277.68
TOTAL SERVICE $4213.68
*Cash Disbursements and Applicable Taxes to be Added $641.00
(Cremation, see page 7)
(i.e. Registration Fees, Coroner’s Fee, Cremation Fee, Cemetery Fees, Clergy, Permit Fee, Newspaper, etc.)
$641.00
(Casket Choice Not Included) Total With Cremation Disbursements $3054.68

 

Memorial Service With or Without Cremated Remains Present

 

Item Pricing
Coordinating Activities, Rites and Ceremonies $674.00
Documentation $243.00
Staff for Graveside $300.00
Facilities for Sheltering the Deceased $289.00
Basic Preparation/Body Handling $120.00
Transportation of Deceased from Place of Death (within 60 km of Life Transitions: additional fee $2.30 per km – apply beyond 60km) $265.00
Transportation to and from Visitation and/or Ceremony Location (within 60 km of Life Transitions: additional fee $2.30 per km-  apply beyond 60km) $245.00
Transportation to Cemetery/Crematorium $245.00
Cremation Container and Body Pouch—(Cleary 405L – pressboard and corrugated material)
(Other caskets available. Costs determined by selection.)
**Note: Metal caskets are not suitable for cremation.
$250.00
SUBTOTAL $2631.00
HST $342.03
TOTAL SERVICE $2973.03
*Cash Disbursements and Applicable Taxes to be Added $641.00
(Cremation, see page 7)
(i.e. Registration Fees, Coroner’s Fee, Cremation Fee, Cemetery Fees, Clergy, Permit Fee, Newspaper, etc.)
$641.00
Total With Disbursements $3614.03

Same Day Visitation and Service With Full Casket Interment / Cremation to Follow

Item Pricing
Coordinating Activities, Rites and Ceremonies $774.00
Documentation $243.00
Onsite Facilities for Ceremony $200.00
Staff for Visitation $300.00
Staff for Ceremony $300.00
Use of Funeral Coach $350.00
Facilities for Sheltering the Deceased $289.00
Basic Preparation/Body Handling $120.00
Embalming $450.00
Transportation of Deceased from Place of Death (within 60 km of Life Transitions: additional fee $2.30 per km – apply beyond 60km) $265.00
Transportation to and from Visitation and/or Ceremony Location $245.00
Transportation to Cemetery/Crematorium $245.00
SUBTOTAL $3781.00
HST $491.53
TOTAL SERVICE $4272.53
*Cash Disbursements and Applicable Taxes to be Added $641.00
(Cremation, see page 7)
(i.e. Registration Fees, Coroner’s Fee, Cremation Fee, Cemetery Fees, Clergy, Permit Fee, Newspaper, etc.)
(Vault, Casket Choice, and Disbursements not included)

Body Bequeathal

Body Donation to the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario

Item Pricing
Coordinating Activities $574.00
Documentation $243.00
Facilities for Sheltering the Deceased $289.00
Basic Preparation/Body Handling $120.00
Transportation of Deceased from Place of Death (within 60 km of Life Transitions: additional fee $2.30 per km – apply beyond 60km) $265.00
Transportation to the University of Western Ontario $245.00
SUBTOTAL $1736.00
HST $225.68
TOTAL SERVICE $1961.68
*Cash Disbursements and Applicable Taxes to be Added 
(see page 7) (i.e. Registration Fees, Newspaper, etc.)

Additional Services and Merchandise

STATIONARY

Applicable Taxes to be Added

-Memorial Cards, Order of Service Bulletins, Bookmarks, Post Cards, Thank You Cards etc. can be personalized and produced in house upon request. Prices will vary according to printing requirements.

Quantity Cards B&W Inside Cards Full Colour Bookmarks Postcards
50 $75.00 $100.00 $60.00 $60.00
100 $100.00 $125.00 $85.00 $85.00
150 $150.00 $175.00 $135.00 $135.00
200 $200.00 $225.00 $185.00 $185.00

Standard Thank You Cards

Pre printed acknowledgement message — 25 Cards -$16.00

Memorial Slideshow

Creation of memorial slideshow with a maximum of 100 pictures — $100.00

Video Equipment

Providing large screen Smart TV for Memorial Service or Visitation Picture Viewing. Pictures must be dowloaded on a USB — $100.00

Livestream

Livestream with recording of Funeral Service, Memorial or Celebration of Life – $150.00

Priority Service

Return of Cremated Remains in less than three (3) days as requested by Estate Representative – $200.00

Deposit

A refundable deposit, in the event that cremated human remains in Life Transitions Burial and Cremation Service Inc’s possession are unclaimed, may be required – $100.00

Shipping

Processing and shipping of cremated remains, documents, or keepsakes. Shipping pricing will be determined by selected shipping company.$25.00

 

Caskets

Applicable Taxes to be Added
These are a few of the options available to choose from.
All caskets are standard adult size unless otherwise specified. Oversized Caskets can be made available if required.

Casket Exterior Interior Price
Sutten Rental
17G15-00005 – Concept Caskets
Poplar, Tierra-Semi Gloss, Swing Bar Handles, Rounded Top Crepe Interior $1795.00

The outer shell on a rental casket can be used multiple times. The inner cremation unit and all fabric attached to it are removed after the service and act as the cremation container. These units do come with conditions of use, so we ask that you please speak with your Funeral Director.

Casket Exterior Interior Price
Life Transitions Cremation
Container
Cleary 405L – Cleary DistributorsLife Transitions Cremation
Container Oversized
Cleary 429L – Cleary Distributors
Particleboard / Cardboard

 

**Persons greater than 250 lbs will
require an oversized container

Particleboard / Cardboard $200.00

 

 

$325.00

Aspen LP
29200-00001 – Concept Caskets
Poplar, Natural Finish, 6 Wooden Handles Taffeta Interior, White Pillow $839.00
Grey Lambskin
206LL – Industries Maximal
Plain Grey Lambskin, 6 Plastic Handles White Interior, White Pillow $888.00
Carter PC
10200-00378 – Cleary Distributors
Poplar, Brown Satin, Wooden Fixed Bar Handles, Built Up Top Starlight Taffeta Interior $2125.00
Adelaide PC
40227-00026 – Concept Caskets
Ash, Medium Gloss Rosetan Crepe $2840.00
Princess PC
42224-00032 – Concept Caskets
Ash, Open Grain Finish, Medium Dark Stain, Premium Swing Bar Handles, Rounded Top Crepe Interior, Ladies Octagon with Floral Embroidered Insert $3693.00
Pieta PC
07247-00105 – Concept Caskets
Cherry Polished, Pieta Corner Beige Velvet $5036.00

 

Vaults and Grave Liners

Applicable Taxes to be Added

Vault Disposition Description Price
Sand Spun Urn Vault
Eckels Funeral Supply
Cremation Sand Tone Finish
14.5”W x 9”D x 9”W
$325.00
Universal Urn Vault
P400WS – CFC Supply
Cremation White and Silver Finish
12.25”H x 13”W x 16”L
$763.00
Basic Burial Grave Liner CFC Supply Full Casket Burial Reinforced Concrete $1120.00

 

Urns

Applicable Taxes to be Added

These are a few of the options available to choose from.

Urn Description Dimensions Price
Classic Bronze CFC – AH723 CFC Supply Metal – Available in Pewter also 10 ½”H x 5 ¾”D $245.00
Falling Leaves CFC – AH1103 CFC Supply Metal – Handcrafted Brass With a Dark Pewter Finish, Engraved Pewter Finish Leaves 10”H x 6”D $245.00
Tilia CFC – P3011 CFC Supply Wood – Veneer, Cherry Finish 6 ½”H x 9 ¼”W x 7”L $315.00
Collins (Engraved) Elite Urns Wood – Natural or Painted Black or White 9 ¼ ”H x 4”W x 10”L $340.00
Autumn Leaves Cloisonne CFC – P2008 CFC Supply Cloisonne – With Intricate Inlay and Layers of Enamel 11”H x 7”D $595.00

 

General Price List

(Applicable Taxes to be Added)

Professional and Staff Services

Service Description Price
Coordinating Activities, Rites and Ceremonies
  • Professional consultation with licensed personnel, including, but not limited to, expert advice on options to meet your needs, as well as the support of our Continuing Care Program.
  • Coordination 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 flowers and death notices.
$574.00 – $774.00
Documentation
  • Completion and filing all of the documents necessary to carry out the services and supplies requested, including but not limited to, death registration, burial permit, coroner’s certificate for cremation, and documentation necessary to ship the body out of country.
  • Provision of unlimited Proof of Death Certificates issued by Life Transitions Cremation and Burial Service Inc.
  • Estate Care Support.
$243.00
Basic Preparation/ Handling of the Deceased
  • Preparation of the deceased for placement into the cremation container or casket, can include bathing, dressing and setting of facial features for identification or viewing without embalming.
$120.00

Embalming of the Deceased

  • Embalming is the process of replacing blood and bodily fluids with chemical preservatives. It is a process of sanitation, restoration and temporary preservation. Embalming is not legally required, but may be recommended to preserve the deceased between time of death and the Visitation or Disposition at the Cemetery or Crematorium. Our professional Funeral Director will make a recommendation based on the condition of the deceased and expected service needs.
Description Price
Regular Case $450.00
Autopsy Case $520.00
Infectious Regular Case $660.00
Infectious Autopsy Case $805.00

 

Services Description Price
Staff Services for Visitation Staff to coordinate and oversee the Visitation for a period up to 4 hours. Our services include set-up of visitation area, placement of the deceased, display of floral arrangements, supervision of donations and attendance during Visitation. $300.00
Staff Services for Ceremony Staff to coordinate and oversee the Ceremony, Graveside Service or Memorial Service for up to 4 hours. $300.00
Staff Services for Reception Staff to assist in coordination and oversee a reception for up to 2 hours. $300.00
Priority Assistance Staff assistance needed when arrangements are requested to proceed within a 24 hour time frame. $250.00
Removal of Pacemaker (as required by Crematorium) $130.00
Body Pouch (as needed) $50.00
Delivery of Cremated Remains Cremated Remains can be delivered by Life Transitions Staff to family if necessary $190.00

Facilities

Services Description Price
Facilities for Sheltering of the Deceased Facilities used to shelter the deceased until the time of final disposition, for up to 48 hours. $289.00
Facilities for Visitation/Ceremony Onsite Use of our onsite Family Room for a private good-bye, visitation or small service. $200.00
Custodial Care May be charged after remains have been sheltered longer than 48 hours.

May be charged when moving or transporting individuals over 250 lbs.

$190.00

 

Transportation

(Within 60 km of Life Transitions Servicing Area. Additional fees apply beyond 60 km)

Services Description Price
Transportation of the Deceased From Place of Death Transportation of the deceased from place of death into our care. $265.00
Transportation To and From Visitation Location and/or Ceremony Location $245.00
Transportation to Cemetery/Crematorium $245.00
Service Vehicle Used in initial transfer, delivery of equipment, floral tributes and caskets. Also used for traveling to crematorium, cemeteries, airports or any distance to transfer the deceased. $190.00
Pallbearer Vehicle Used to transport pallbearers to and from places of services and interment. $350.00
Funeral Coach $350.00
Additional Mileage An additional fee of $2.30/km one way applies to each transfer beyond 60km travelled outside of Life Transitions Servicing Area. $2.30/km one way

 

Disbursements

(Tax included where applicable, following costs subject to change)
Disbursements are items arranged for and possibly paid for on your behalf by us. You are expected to pay for them at the time the contract is entered into. The following are some items that are identified as disbursements.

For Cremation

Cremation Fee $525 (tax incl) This is a fee charged by Resurrection Cemetery and Crematorium for cremation. Other crematoriums are available for cremation at varying prices.

Coroner’s Fee $75 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 of Ontario.

Municipal Death Registration Fee $56.02 This is a fee charged by The Municipality of Chatham-Kent. The fee is set by the municipality and may vary. $25.00 is the fee charged by the City of Sarnia.

Provincial Death Registration Fee $16.00

For Funeral / Memorial / Celebrations of Life
Venue for Visitation/Ceremony/Reception (varies per location), Officiant Honorarium (varies per Officiant), Musician (varies per musician), Sound Technician (varies per location), Custodian (varies per location), Secretary (varies per location), Newspaper Notice (varies per newspaper/length of notice/inclusion of photo/days to appear).

For Full Casket or Urn Interment
Cemetery Opening / Closing Fees Vary as per Cemetery This is the cost for a cemetery plot or mausoleum to be opened and closed/sealed. Some cemeteries also require a vault or outer shell to be purchased in addition to this cost. Cemetery arrangements must be made directly with the Cemetery of your choice. It is a separate contract from the Funeral Service Provider. The balance of payments to be disbursed by Life Transitions are payable on the date of arrangements.

 

Payments, Financing and Funding

↓ Here is a Printable Copy of our Price List. ↓

Price List, June 2022

 

The BAO’s Consumer Information Guide: A Guide to Death Care in Ontario is a free consumer-protection information booklet. The guide is written for families and the public to know their rights and responsibilities before entering into contracts with organizations that are licensed under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002. All licensees of the BAO are required to provide consumers with a copy of this guide.

The BAO urges all consumers to access A Guide to Death Care in Ontario ahead of time and encourages them to read through the guide, plan ahead and ask a lot of questions prior to entering into a contract with a provider.

If you have questions related to the information contained within A Guide to Death Care in Ontario, please feel free to contact the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, or a licensed service provider.

↓ Printable BAO Booklet ↓

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