At Bocchinfuso Funeral Home, we pride ourselves on being as open and transparent with our families as possible. We want to set your mind at ease that you will never be subjected to an aggressive sales pitch, and there are no hidden costs.
We offer Integrity pricing, which means that the price we quote you—whether in person or on the phone—is the exact same cost you’ll be asked to pay for your service.
We feel confident that if you compare our fees to area funeral homes, you’ll find us extremely competitive.
As much as possible, we strive to stay within our families’ price points, and provide a personalized, dignified funeral that reflects your loved one’s wishes.
We want to make every effort to ensure you understand all the services we provide, and their associated costs. To clarify funeral fees, we’ve prepared an outline of the basic three categories that make up a funeral account:
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: This fee represents items such as Funeral Directors and staff services, Administration and Documentation, Registration as required by provincial and municipal legislation, Embalming, Cosmetology, Hairdressing, Dressing and Casketing of Deceased Person, Direction of Funeral (Ontario Licensee) and or Funeral Director(s) and Assistants.
FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT: This fee represents items such as general use of the funeral home, equipment, permanent computerized recordkeeping, sheltering of your loved one and use of the preparation room and supplies, parking facilities, as well as use of the coffee lounge, the visitation suite, use of the chapel and equipment and/or the arrangement and set-up of details and equipment for the use of a church service or place of worship, and the use of our organ. This fee also includes receiving, arranging/placement of all floral tributes as well as the administration and delivery of all memorial donations received at our office.
AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORTATION NEEDS: This fee represents items such as: the transfer of your loved one from the local place of death, the transfer of your loved one to the local crematorium, a general duty vehicle, (used to obtain documents, permits, delivery of floral and memorial donations, coroner's consultation for cremation certificate, etc). On the day of the funeral service, we normally provide vehicles for the Clergy/Lead, the Funeral Coach.
CASKET & MERCHANDISE SELECTIONS: This section is specific to the casket that a family selects. All of our caskets and merchandise are priced separately, meaning the price you see for the casket is for the casket alone. Some of the other types of merchandise you might find in this section of the funeral account are:
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 for you until the estate is settled.
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:
Clergy or Church Honourarium
Organist and/or Soloist Honourarium
Cemetery Charges / Crematorium charges
Coroner's Cremation Certificate
In 1990, the government imposed taxes on applicable items.
In closing, we hope that by reading the above information, you will have a better understanding of what is involved regarding our service charges. If you should have any questions, comments or concerns, please have no hesitation in contacting us. If you wish to download a copy of our complete price list with a more detailed explanation, please click here.