Basic Cremation


The Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home provides simple basic cremation, no visitation and no funeral service, as an option.

Here is our no hidden cost itemization:

  • Funeral director co-ordination of activities: $150
  • Documentation: $500
    • Includes registration of death, forms related to cremation, unlimited proof of death certificates, record keeping and
  • Assistance with the CPP (Canadian Pension Plan) death benefit application
  • Assistance with CPP survivor application
  • Notifying CPP and OAS (Old Age Security) to cease payments
  • Transport of deceased from place of death to the funeral home: $300
  • This covers a 100 km radius from St. Marys (beyond that distance, $3 per km one way will be charged)
  • Facilities at the funeral home to shelter the deceased until time of transfer to the crematorium: no cost
  • Transport to the crematorium and retrieval of cremated remains: $325
  • Basic Cremation Container: $100

    • Press board base, cardboard top and plastic lining, model: 79-5084-01, Victoriaville Caskets
      (When a person's body is received at a crematorium in Ontario, the deceased body must be in a rigid combustible container. This basic cremation container serves that purpose)
  • HST 13% tax on funeral home fee and cremation container: $178.75
  • Coroner cremation certificate: $75
    (When a person is cremated in Ontario, a coroner certificate is required to state there is no further investigation with cause of death, allowing cremation to take place)

  • Cremation at Mount Pleasant Crematorium (London, Ont.) $542.40
    (standard adult size cremation)
    • This fee also includes a container for the cremated remains
      Dimensions (inches): Height 8 1/2, Width 6 1/2 Depth 4 1/2
      Click here to view other urns

Total: $2171.15

This total is from the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home September 1, 2020 Pricelist

Other Selection Options:

- Cremation Jewellery

- Keepsake Urns

A couple of aspects that make the Hodges Funeral Home basic cremation unique, compared to other providers:

  • You will notice that we don’t have the cost of the basic cremation fee at the top of the page not include HST. $2171.15 is Hodges Funeral Home fee -all in- including tax.
  • No extra cost for pace maker removal prior to cremation
  • Same as every other service type provided by the Hodges Funeral Home -no deposit is required at time of need- we ask that payment be made in 30 days  or longer if requested.
  • Proof of death certificates are unlimited no matter when the death occurs. (some providers will charge extra after a certain amount of time
  • Same as every other service type, there is no extra fee for after hours arrangements, i.e. evenings or weekends. That’s the difference when the funeral home owner lives at the funeral home.
  • There are no extra costs for assisting with the writing of or submitting obituaries to newspapers
  • There is no cost to having an obituary on our funeral home website. Our site also allows pictures in a slide show. There is no extra cost to have this.
  • There is no extra fee for assisting with Canada Pension death benefit forms.
  • There is no cost to store the cremated remains at the funeral home, but we do prefer they are picked up at the end of one year.

If you wish to pre-arrange this service, either non-funded or pre-pay. Click here for the information that is helpful to have recorded.

Another low cost funeral option is donation of whole body to science. Click here for more information.

Link to Guide to Death Care in Ontario is a free guide provided by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario that helps consumers know their rights and responsibilities before entering into contracts with organizations that are licensed under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002.