This section provides you with a wide variety of information regarding the services available at French Family Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. If you would like to “Ask the Director” any questions please feel free to do so and we will happy to answer them for you.
You will find information about Service Area, Service Charges and Cremation Options. Perhaps you would like to learn more about the Pre-Arrangement Options that we offer.
- Service Charges
- Catering Services
- Grief Counseling
To help you understand Funeral Costs we have prepared an outline of the categories that make up a funeral account. There are basically four sections that make up the total funeral account: Casket & Merchandise Selections, Professional Service Charges, Cash Disbursements and unfortunately the government imposed taxes on applicable items.
We pride ourselves on always being one of the most reasonably priced funeral homes in the area, although many expect our charges to be much higher given the level of professionalism, quality of facilities and ethical standards. Consumers and families finally can learn first hand that there is a difference and families needn’t fall into the trap of traditional loyalty many funeral homes attempt to count on. Today, being good is not good enough. We trust that this service will give you one more reason to give the French Family Funeral Home serious consideration when seeking a funeral home that is pro-actively working towards providing you with the highest standards of services and facilities while offering sensible and affordable solutions.
CASKET & MERCHANDISE SELECTIONS
This section is specific to the casket that a family selects. All of our caskets and merchandise is priced separately – meaning the price you see for the casket is for the casket itself with no other items included that can often become confusing to families. Some of the other types of merchandise you might find in this section of the funeral account are Burial Vaults, Cremation Urns, and upgraded Stationary packages. Again, each is itemized based on your selection and a total is itemized under the “Casket & Merchandise Selections.” As always, you are free to purchase or acquire these items from any other funeral home or another source. Receiving funeral homes cannot charge any handling or administration fees when a casket is purchased elsewhere.
Cash Disbursements are as they imply. To aid the families we serve, we will cover third party expenses and place them on our account as a convenience until the estate is understood.
Strict legislation ensures that these items are not marked up and only the exact “cost” is included on the funeral account. Typical cash disbursements might include:
- Newspaper Notices
- Clergy Honorariums
- Cemetery Charges
- Coroner’s Cremation Certificates
- Reception Catering
French Family Funeral Home has organized large and small receptions in their wonderful reception room, for families in their homes, and in various reception halls within the community.
While dealing with the loss of a loved one is an emotional time for the family, French Family Funeral Home can coordinate and make the necessary arrangements for the reception. No event is too small or too large for their resourceful planners. They are capable of providing any service for any number of guests.