Funeral Costs - A Common Sense Guide
"We’ve been in business for over a century...
and over that time, by far the most common question we are asked is:
“How much does a funeral cost?”
- Jeff Christiansen, Vice-president
This is a difficult question to answer without learning more about the familiy’s individual needs. However, generally speaking, the average cost for a funeral in Saskatchewan is about xyz
Typically, this answer will lead to a conversation, answering important questions, such as:
Cremation or Burial?
What type of funeral or gathering is the family interested in?
Answering these questions will allow your funeral director to provide you with a more accurate estimate for services provided in addition to required documentation and administration.
5 Helpful Tips
The following are Helpful Tips for approaching a funeral purchase and getting excellent value for your family:
1) Discuss what you have in mind
Sit down with your family before contacting any funeral provider to discuss what you have in mind. The better idea you have of what your needs and preferences are, the more likely you are to get exactly the services you want and eliminate the possibility of paying for services you don’t need.
2) Research your options
Much like finding the right contractor for home renovations, it's always a good idea to do some homework before choosing a funeral provider. Doing some research online to review the websites of funeral homes in your area is a good place to start. Inquiring and asking questions about prices over the phone is also a good idea, as the manner in which you are treated over the phone can be a good indicator of how your family will be treated as a customer.
3) What is included?
There may be many differences between funeral providers, so be sure to ask for a detailed list of what is included in any quote provided. Any reputable funeral provider will provide you with an itemized list of services for their funeral packages as well as take the time to make you aware of any additional costs that are not included.
4) Ask your friends
Likely the best way to review your options is to ask your friends, family and coworkers about their experiences selecting a funeral provider in Regina. Whether their experience was positive or negative, they will give you their honest opinion. Asking for recommendations on Facebook is an easy way to do this.
5) Consider more than just price
Depending on the type of service you choose, a funeral can be more expensive than anticipated. Cost is obviously an important consideration when selecting a funeral provider, but it shouldn't be the only one.
Similar to any other service, the old saying you get what you pay for is also true with funeral service. Make sure that you have trust and are comfortable with the people you choose to provide funeral services for your loved one.