Amherst Cremation Package

Our very own signature cremation package is also our most popular one.  It is designed to be a simple, dignified, yet all-inclusive cremation package for those who wish for just a little more than what our budget-friendly Essential Cremation Package already delivers.

This package is also a direct cremation option, without viewing, service nor witnessing the start of cremation. In addition to the popular Amherst Cherry Cube urn and Amherst Cremation Container, this package also includes a Lifetime Online Memorial page to complete your memorialization needs, as well as the following:

Basic Professional Duties and Services
  • We come to you at a convenient place and time of your choice (e.g. your home, your office) and complete all required paperwork for you (or complete arrangements entirely online (with no printer, scanner, nor faxes required) at your own convenience and pace.
  • 24/7 staff support: Immediate  support of our in-house staff anytime during business hours 7 days a week plus afterhour staff support (for critical issues and emergency dispatches).
  • Removal of the deceased from place of passing and transfers to our sheltering facility and to our own crematorium.
  • Refrigeration and shelter.
  • Obtaining all required releases, permits, and death certificates (including registration with Vital Statistics).
  • Delivery of cremated remains and death certificates to you in 5 (five) business days (with options for faster delivery available).

$664.29

Cremation Fee

which includes:

  • 1 (one) Amherst’s exclusive, dignified, satin-covered cremation container. Suitable for a person weighing up to 220 lbs.*
  • *A special oversize cremation container (an additional charge of $195) is required to properly handle a person weighing over 220 lbs.

$380.00

1 (One) Original BC Death Certificate

we also include:

  • 1 (one) certified copy of the death certificate for claiming CPP death benefit.
  • 2 (two) notarized copies of the death certificate (a value of $50.00)
  • 10 (ten) simple photocopies of the death certificate, to assist you with various estate handling.
  • additional original (official) death certificates can be purchased for $27.00/each.

$27.00

Consumer Protection BC Fee
A mandatory administrative fee by Consumer Protection BC, a legislative governmental agency who regulates and licenses all BC funeral providers, crematoriums and cemeteries.

$30.00

Included Items and Services
  • 1 (one) Amherst’s exclusive, dignified, satin-covered cremation container.
  • 1 (one) Amherst’s Signature Cherry-Finished urn (a retail value of over $120.00 at other funeral homes)
  • 2 (two) notarized copies of the death certificate (a value of $50.00)
  • Canada Pension Plan & Estate Handling
  • Removal of implant devices/pacemaker* (a value of up to $95.00)
  • Afterhours removal from place of passing (evenings & weekends)* (a value of up to $195.00)
  • Removal from home, hospice or other non-hospital care facility   (a value of up to $195.00)

No Charge

GST (5%)
Tax on goods and services

$53.71

TOTAL         $1,155.00

 

TOTAL                                            $1,155.00

TOTAL

$1,155.00

Amherst’s exclusive satin-covered cremation container

Amherst cherry-finished urn

Options for Customization

Not quite what you’re looking for?  Add the following services to customize this package:

Simple ID Viewing Session
This includes:

  • 30-minute viewing time at our Mortuary Service Centre in Coquitlam, BC.
  • Maximum 5 (five) attendees only for each session. 
  • Dressing and basic preparation of the body (no embalming).

$250.00

Visitation

This includes:

  • 2 (two)-hour viewing/visitation time in an open house style (no formal/structured service).
  • Held at a chapel in Vancouver, BC.
  • Dressing, basic preparation of the body (no embalming) and casketing.
  • Rental Casket (Hardwood).

$1,950.00

Rush Cremation
  • Cremation and death certificate package are completed in 2 (two) business days (from the time complete paperwork and all required releases are received).

$395.00

Witness the Start of Cremation