Repatriation Service Fee

Returning of remains to home town or native country.

Funeral director co-ordination of activities: $800

  • Professional consultation with licensed funeral director and co-ordination of activities.
    For airline shipment, the Hodges Funeral will call on McKinnon & Bowes, a transfer service operator that specializes in shipment of remains. Their fee will be an outside cost.

Documentation: $500

  • Includes registration of death, forms related to cremation, unlimited proof of death certificates, record keeping and complementary assistance with:
    • CPP (Canadian Pension Plan) death benefit application (if applicable)
    • CPP survivor application (if applicable)
    • 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)

Embalming: $450 (required for out of province shipment)

  • Embalming is the process of replacing blood and bodily fluids with chemical preservatives. It is a process of sanitation, restoration and temporary preservation. Embalming is not legally required, but may be recommended to preserve the body between the time of death and the visitation or disposition of the deceased. Our professional funeral director will make a recommendation based on the condition of the body and expected service needs. The Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home does make it policy that embalming be performed if there is going to be a public visitation or funeral where a person’s body is being viewed and/or if a person’s body must be kept in winter storage for spring burial.

Facilities at the funeral home to shelter the deceased until time of transfer to the cemetery: $120

Transfer to McKinnon & Bowes (Toronto) $325

  • Or transfer to funeral home of the deceased home town $3 per km (one way) after 100 km

Total of Service fee: $2495

Fee does not include: