This package includes your choice of one of the four casket selections we offer. Other arrangements and options can be added at an additional cost as you require.
- Transfer of deceased into our care from place of death (24 hr service) within 100km of the greater Edmonton area
- Arrangement Conference with our Licensed Funeral Director at our Funeral Home or at the family’ residence.
- Registration of Death with the Department of Alberta Vital Statistics
- Funeral Directors Statements of Death (10 is the standard amount but more can be issues at no additional cost)
- Preparation of Obituary, submission to the requested newspaper(s)/publication(s). Charges are determined by the specific publication and are an extra cost
- Creation of a personal page for your loved one on our website providing a place for family and loved ones to share comments, memories, and express condolences
- Embalming, preparation, dressing, and personal care of deceased
- Viewing of deceased at Pointe West
- Selection of casket from one of four. See them here.
- Completion of CPP Forms
- Assist with setting up meetings and confirming details with/for:
- Clergy or Celebrant for Funeral
- Location of Service
- Location of Reception
- Soloist/Musician and music selections
- Florist to order and deliver floral arrangements
- Cemetery and/or opening and closing of the grave
- Ordering and delivery of burial vault or liner
- Ordering and designing Headstone/Marker
- Catering for Luncheon/Reception
- Use of Funeral equipment and accessories: Reserved seating signs, donation envelopes, book stands, easels for flowers and pictures, floral spray stands, candle holders, levels for pictures and candles
- Lead Vehicle for leading the Funeral procession to cemetery
- Funeral Coach to prayer service, funeral & interment service (as required)
- Funeral Directors and staff to facilitate the service in a community hall, church, or other location
- Committal Service at cemetery under the guidance of our staff
- Clergy and cemetery permits (as required)
- Alberta Funeral Service Regulatory Board fee
Other arrangements & options
Need more than what’s listed above? We are happy to assist you with additional options as you require for the Simple Cremation package. Additional charges apply.
Obituary in the Edmonton Journal or Edmonton Sun (or other publication). Lineage rate applies.
Burial Vault / Grave Liner (as required)
Soloist and/or musicians' honorariums
Limousines for family
Memorial Candle, Memorial Jewelry, or other merchandise
Video tribute presentation
Video taping of the Service
Thank You Cards
Stationery Package (memorial book, pens, & personalized memorial folders)
Estate Assistance options
Final Document Service
Contact us about the Essential Burial package today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is considered a "green burial"?
The Green Burial Council believes cemeteries, preserves, and burial grounds can broadly be considered green if they meet the following criteria: caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat. Green burial necessitates the use of non-toxic and biodegradable materials, such as caskets, shrouds, and urns. Contact us for more details on this.
What is the purpose of embalming?
Embalming is a process used to sanitize and temporarily preserve the body of a person who has passed away. It can also enhance the appearance of a person that has suffered damage from an accident or illness. By preserving the body through embalming, we can give you and your family time to make personalized and meaningful arrangements, including a viewing if desired.
Who should make the funeral arrangements?
The person with the legal authority to make funeral arrangements is the Executor of the Will. Sometimes, by mutual agreement, the authority to make the arrangements is passed on to someone in the family or a friend of the family. You should be aware whoever signs the funeral service agreement is financially responsible for the funeral.
What is a viewing?
A viewing—also known as “visitation,” a “wake,” or “calling hours”—can involve an open or closed casket, and is seen as a vital part of the grieving process. Having a loved one present often helps family and friends to accept the reality of their loss, especially for those who may not have seen him or her in a while. The opportunity to come to terms with the death and say a final farewell is an important step on the road to closure and healing.
Should I bring my children to the funeral?
You should use your judgment to determine whether your child is old enough to comprehend death, or whether attending the funeral will be meaningful to them. It’s important for children to be allowed to express their grief and share in this important ritual. If you bring young children, explain beforehand what they will see and experience. If your child becomes restless, it is acceptable protocol to exit the service and return when you feel ready.
Can I supply my own flowers for the service?
Yes you can. However, for your convenience, you may choose to order from our in-house florist who can design a floral arrangement package to meet your requirements.