Your family and your needs come first at McKinlay Funeral Homes.
Today, funerals are more personal….they don’t have to be formal affairs. A funeral should be a celebration of life!
At McKinlay Funeral Homes, we ensure you get the exact style of funeral that is comfortable to you. Whether it’s a burial or cremation, choosing appropriate music, preparing newspaper notices or helping with legal requirements, we are here to guide and support you.
We are also able to refer you to professionals that offer specific, helpful services such as bereavement counselors.
Some of the services available to you:
- Full Service Tribute
This choice allows the family and/or the community the time needed to gather with the body present to recognize and celebrate the life of a person. A period of time, in the day(s) prior to the service of tribute is provided to the family to receive visitors. The service may be held at the funeral home or the location of choice. Burial or cremation may follow.
- Modified Tribute
This choice allows the family and/or community time to gather at the funeral home or location of choice with the body present. There may be a period of up to two hours to share memories prior to the tribute, which would be conducted immediately following the visitation period. Burial or cremation may follow.
- Cremation/Burial Transfer
This choice allows for the basic service necessary to provide for the immediate disposition of the body in compliance with provincial laws.
- Cremation/Burial Transfer with Memorial Tribute
This choice allows the family and/or community to gather for a tribute at the funeral home or the location of choice. If cremation is selected, the cremated remains may or may not be present for the tribute.
- Gathering Followed by Burial/Cremation
This choice allows the family and/or community time to gather at the funeral home with the body present. Family will have the opportunity during the gathering period to receive visitors and share memories. Burial or cremation would immediately follow.
Additional services provided by McKinlay Funeral Home:
• Cemetery/Crematorium information
• Church/Clergy assistance
• Online obituaries & information
• Online guestbook
• Custom colour photo memorial cards
• Custom video tribute DVDs
• Acknowledgement cards
• Audio/Video taping of services
• Burial clothing, if required
• Monument purchase & inscription
• Arrangements for Funeral Receptions
• Assistance with out-of-area death
• Collection & distribution of Memorial Donations
• Funeral & Death Care education, tours, speakers for our communities
Our arrangement conference with you and your family can take place in our facility or in the comfort of your own home. This time together will enable us to record the personal wishes concerning the type of funeral services you require. A complete estimate of all related charges can be provided to you during this time.
For information regarding the most recent statistics involving funerals, pre-paid Funeral Plans, Funeral Directors, and associated costs in Ontario as compiled by the Ontario Board of Funeral Services, please open the link below:
2010 Board of Funeral Services Statistics
Please feel free to contact one of our Funeral Directors for assistance:
•Nathan McKinlay •James Fletcher
•Jenn DeVries •Jeff Mardling (Pre-planning Funeral Director)