What is Basic Funerals?

We are a licensed funeral home serving Ontario. In fact, we serve over 1,000 families every year. We do operate differently than a traditional funeral home but we provide the same services. We do basic cremations with no formal service as well as funeral services at cemetery chapels and other non-funeral home venues.

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Is this a complicated process?
No. We make the process as easy as possible. Start by getting a quote. It will take less than 2 minutes to complete.

Where are you located?
This question is often misleading. Our funeral directors serve families across Ontario independent of our physical address. Just so you know, our head office is in Mississauga.

Where will the cremation take place?
This is a better question. The cremation will usually take place at the crematorium closest to you. Sometimes there is a less expensive crematorium that is further away from you. The choice is always yours.

Why don't I just call the crematorium?
The crematorium cannot offer their services directly to the family. They offer services only to funeral homes such as ourselves.

Where will the funeral service or visitation take place?
Often at a chapel right at the crematorium (or in the case of a burial at the graveside). We also hold services and visitations at other non-funeral home locations such as churches and event venues.

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How it works

You are able to choose the exact Toronto cremation service that you want, and get an exact price using our flexible online cremation quote builder. You can then organise the details of the service either in person, on the phone or by using our online arrangement form.

We take care of everything involved with the cremation service including transferring the body from the place of death, completeing necessary paperwork and preparing for the actual service itself.

By returning your signed documents to us, the arrangements of the cremation are completed. Payment is then processed and a Death Certificate issued that you can use to help settle the estate. If necessary one of our specialists is on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding the settlement of the estate.

Lower overhead costs are passed directly to our families as we do not own a fancy funeral facility but use existing locations such as chapels, churches and other such venues.This helps us to keep cremation costs down and provide you with a number of different options.

You are able to choose from a wide variety of different locations throughout Toronto for holding either a funeral or memorial service. Popular locations include many of Toronto's beautiful parks and other facilities from the Estates of Sunnybrooke to the Old Mill Inn, Capitol Event Theature to Oakview Terrace and St. James' Cemetery to Riverside Cemetery. St. John's Dixie Cemetery also has a beautiful facility on the west end which has room to hold services of all different sizes.

As a licensed funeral provider in Toronto we are able to facilitate your wishes at any eligible/available location.

We are able to help families in all of the Toronto communities including North York, Scarborough, East York and their surrouding neighbourhoods. Please see our 'Locations Page' for a full list of areas where we provide services.

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