Receiving Service fee

When death occurs at a distance from St. Marys. Receiving of remains for the purpose of funeral ceremony and/or burial.

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: $300

  • Includes 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 either airport or other 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 cemetery: $120

Visitation: click here for a description of scheduled visitations

  • Staff
    ‚Äč$65 for each half hour of visiting,
  • Facilities
    $70 for each half hour of visiting

Staff: $450
Facilities: $500

  • If the ceremony is at an outside location, the fee is $300 for set-up and use of any equipment needed

Van Hearse: $200

Total of Service fee: $2830

Fee does not include:

  • HST (13% on funeral home service fee and supplies)
  • Outside costs, click here to view possible outside costs
  • Fee from McKinnon & Bowes for their co-ordination costs involved with shipment. At time of need McKinnon & Bowes will be contacted at the time of need to obtain a quote.