When it comes to cremation, many families find that when researching funeral providers prices vary greatly for a simple cremation. So why do some funeral homes charge $5000 while others charge $1000? Well, that depends on numerous factors. For example:
– Where is the funeral home located? Funeral homes based within larger cities will have higher costs due to the cost of land/rent. If the funeral home is located on a cemetery, this will also increase costs.
– What are the requirements for cremation at the funeral home? Some funeral homes require a minimum cremation container (casket), which can be an additional cost of up to $1000 on top of their other services.
– Where is the crematorium located? Most cremation and funeral providers do not have their own crematoriums due to the high cost to setup and run, but funeral homes that do have their own crematorium may charge more to compensate for this.
These are just a few examples as to why cremation can vary so greatly in cost. At Vancouver Cremations, it is our focus to provide the best cremation services as possible, while keeping costs as low. We keep our costs low by doing arrangements by email instead of in person. This helps keep our overhead costs low (no office space required). We have experienced funeral directors available to answer questions over the phone and to help families through the cremation process, as well as embalmers to care for loved ones that have passed away. We connect electronically with families to answer questions and fill out paperwork. We also work with a family owned crematorium based in Maple Ridge, BC, which keeps our costs low. Finally, we do not have facilities to offer viewings or services, we specialize in basic cremations only, so we can offer the most cost-effective cremations possible.