Funerals, Cremations and
Cemetery Plots in New Brunswick
Choosing a Funeral Provider
in New Brunswick
Making funeral arrangements
can be extremely daunting, especially if you are starting from scratch
and have just been bereaved. There are over 80 funeral homes and
mortuaries in New Brunswick, along with around 10+ crematoriums, cemeteries
and Memorial Gardens. This can make it a difficult task knowing which
funeral home to choose.
Many people opt to choose
a ‘trusted’ funeral home as recommended by family and friends, and if you
live in a more rural area in New Brunswick, it may well be that you have
only one local funeral home. However, many funeral businesses in
New Brunswick cover a much wider area than there own community, and it
can serve you well to check out the various options you have.
Canadian Funerals Online
is a complete FREE resource guide on planning or arranging a funeral service,
and a directory of all funeral homes in Canada, so not only can we help
you locate a funeral provider, but hopefully we can assist you with saving
money on a funeral in New Brunswick.
Funeral Costs in New Brunswick
With funeral costs and personalized
rituals becoming new concerns for New Brunswickers, the Internet proves
a great tool to check out and compare funeral services in New Brunswick.
Unfortunately, as a New Brunswicker you will struggle to find any explicit
reference to funeral prices as New Brunswick funeral homes are prohibited
from making any reference to funeral prices in their advertising as specified
by the ‘Regulations Under The Embalmers, Funeral Directors and Funeral
What you should be aware
of is that funeral homes can, and do, charge very different prices for
the same service. Therefore if you are working to a funeral budget,
it is imperative that you check a general price list and get specific funeral
costs from more than one funeral home.
With cremation a popular
option in New Brunswick, it is certainly much easier to select from several
funeral companies who will all cover a wider area for a cremation, and
it is certainly possible to find a simple cremation for under $1,700.
Do not be fooled by the corporate funeral businesses who still trade under
family names, their funeral costs are likely to be significantly higher
than an independent funeral home. Remember, the important thing is
to seek service and price information from more than one provider.
Burials work out to be more
expensive than cremations as you need to add the costs of a cemetery plot
to the funeral costs. Seeking out cemetery plots that are being re-sold
when not required is a way to save costs on a cemetery plot.
Canadian Funerals Online
works with DFS Memorials of Canada to connect people with an affordable,
local, family-owned funeral business that can serve its local community
at their time of need. The DFS Memorials provider for New Brunswick
is a licensed, independent funeral home that offers the most competitive
price for an affordable funeral.
The New Brunswick Funeral
Directors and Embalmers Association (NBFDEA) is an organisation that ensures
funeral businesses maintain a certain standard of ethics and level of service,
so membership of this association should assure of a quality standard.
Arranging a Funeral in New Brunswick
A licensed funeral director
or embalmer will coordinate all details once he or she has been appointed.
All licensed funeral directors in New Brunswick have to qualify as an embalmer.
If possible, try and have
a clear outline of what type of funeral service and products you require
before contacting a funeral home, this way you can more objectively ascertain
your requirements without being overwhelmed with questions.
Obtaining a Death Certificate
in New Brunswick
The funeral home will ordinarily
obtain the death certificate for you. The Vital Statistic branch
of the Government of New Brunswick issues death certificates. This
can be done online or by mail and the cost per each death certificate is
Cremations in New Brunswick
Cremation is now a very popular
choice for disposition, and a cremation service can be just as ‘traditional’
as a burial service. A family viewing can still be conducted if required
and a memorial service held. After a cremation the ashes can be interred
as with a burial, or the ashes can be kept with the family or scattered.
Pre-planning a Funeral in New
More and more people are choosing
to pre-plan their funeral arrangements these days, largely to alleviate
loved ones of the financial and emotional burden. Only Funeral directors
in New Brunswick qualified to sell pre-arrangement plans can offer this
service. The monies are held in a trust fund and this is monitored
and audited by the New Brunswick Department of Justice. The funds
are locked in and cannot be accessed, even by the funeral home, until a
copy of the statement of death is issued to the Trust Company.
What to Do if a Death Occurs
outside of New Brunswick, or the deceased needs transporting to another
Province or Country
If your loved one dies outside
of New Brunswick and needs transporting back to the Province, you will
need the services of a funeral home experienced in funeral shipping.
Ordinarily a local funeral home will coordinate with a funeral home at
the place where the deceased’s body is and arrange the transfer of the
remains. Shipping a body is obviously more costly than shipping cremated
remains, and the necessary paperwork has to be completed. As a general
guide the fee for handling the transfer of remains internationally can
be around $4,000 plus the actual shipping fee from the airline.
How to Arrange a Whole Body
Medical Donation to Science in New Brunswick
Dalhousie University does accept
medical donations for the purpose of medical research and training.
It is necessary to complete the donation forms to authorise the donation
of a body. The University will collect the deceased from the place
of death, and after the donation will arrange for the cremation, and/or
return of the remains, usually at no cost to the family. Not all
donations can be accepted at the time of death, so alternative arrangements
should always be available.
The forms for donation can
be obtained from:
Department of Anatomy and
Faculty of Medicine, Sir
Charles Tupper Medical Building, 5850
College St., Dalhousie University,
Halifax, NS B3H 1X5.
If You Have a Complaint
About Any Funeral Services in New Brunswick
A funeral business will usually
try and find a resolution, but in the event that you have a grievance or
complaint about a funeral home in New Brunswick, you can make a formal
complaint to the NBFDEA office.
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