Service Options

The Basic Alternatives Service Package serves as the starting point and is included with all of the service options below.

 

Our Basic Alternatives Service Package includes:

 

Each Service Option also includes the staff to organize and attend any service and all vehicles required for transportation of the casket to the service and cemetery is included.


Alternatives Event™
 

Alternatives Event™

Some families without any religious affiliation find that a formal funeral or memorial service feels out of sync with the deceased and themselves. There is also a trend in final arrangements towards a so-called “celebration” that, for some, comes uncomfortably close to a “party”. As a result, more families than ever know what they don’t want, but are left wondering what to do.

To address this situation, we created a completely new and unique service option: the Alternatives Event.

Our Licensed Funeral Directors and Event Planners will design and present theme proposals to the family, and will preside over the order of service on your behalf. The content of the Event will be customized for your family, and often held in a unique facility or location relevant to the deceased’s life. And here’s another key distinction: unlike most ceremonies at which attendees are merely spectators, an Alternatives Event encourages involvement and participation.

Example of an Alternatives Event:

We arranged for a family’s Alternatives Event to be held in a hangar at a municipal airport in honour of a deceased pilot. The Event was staged in a hangar, and we catered a barbeque – a favourite of the deceased – outdoors on the tarmac for guests to enjoy. We also stationed a bartender dressed in a flight attendant’s uniform at an open bar, and arranged for the family to arrive by helicopter bearing the ashes of the deceased so that the guest of honour would be present, and we organized a flyby of restored World War II aircraft as the finale of the Event.

Guests also had an opportunity to fly and land radio-controlled helicopters in exchange for donations to the deceased’s charity with the amount based on accuracy of flight. The result? A completely involving and interactive event that proved truly meaningful and memorable to everyone who took part and attended.

Sounds very different from a funeral or memorial service, doesn’t it? Perhaps now you have a better idea of what your family would want.

 

And when it comes to cost, you’ll find it surprisingly affordable.

Contact Us for pricing based on your needs.

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Funeral Service
 

Funeral Service

The Funeral Service is held at the church or other facility of your choice prior to the burial or cremation. The casket is present in this service option. We will work with you and your clergy member or celebrant to help arrange a date and time convenient for all at the church or other facility. We will also reserve facilities and arrange catering for a reception, if desired. We also place obituaries, both in newspapers as well as our online obituary service. We arrange for flowers, guest books, and service cards. Should you require, we will arrange for transportation, such as limousines or town cars. We also handle the arrangements for viewing and cemetery burial or cremation.

 

Funeral Service (Closed Casket)   $2,390.00

Includes: Professional Services of Funeral Director and Staff as follows: Arrangement conference in your home or our facility; staff consultation; transfer of human remains from place of death to the funeral home and graveside or crematorium; administration and receiving facilities; shelter of human remains; other care and preparation of deceased (includes dressing and casketing); staff coordination of all Funeral Service details including our staff to direct and assist with the Funeral Service; use of Funeral Coach; composition and placement of press notices (publication charges not included); preparation and filing of the registration of death; obtaining burial or cremation permit and death certificates; delivery of the death certificates and cremated remains (if cremation) to the family.

Other charges as selected may also apply to the above outlined package such as: Saskatchewan Regulatory Fee; Merchandise; Cremation Fee; Cemetery; Clergy; Musicians; Reception Facilities; etc.

These prices are effective as of July 1, 2011 but thereafter subject to change without notice.  Goods and Services Tax where applicable.

 

Funeral Service (Open Casket)   $2,895.00

Includes: Professional Services of Funeral Director and Staff as follows: Arrangement conference in your home or our facility; staff consultation; transfer of human remains from place of death to the funeral home and graveside or crematorium; administration and receiving facilities; shelter of human remains; embalming (includes dressing, casketing, and personal care of deceased); viewing in our facility or church (includes our staff for visitation); staff coordination of all Funeral Service details including our staff to direct and assist with the Funeral Service; use of Funeral Coach; composition and placement of press notices (publication charges not included); preparation and filing of the registration of death; obtaining burial or cremation permit and death certificates; delivery of the death certificates and cremated remains (if cremation) to the family.

Other charges as selected may also apply to the above outlined package such as: Saskatchewan Regulatory Fee; Merchandise; Cremation Fee; Cemetery; Clergy; Musicians; Reception Facilities; etc

These prices are effective as of July 1, 2011 but thereafter subject to change without notice.  Goods and Services Tax where applicable.

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Memorial Service or Celebration of Life
 

Memorial Service or Celebration of Life

A Graveside Service is the ceremony of interring a casket or urn in a cemetery of your choice without any church service. A minister, or perhaps a celebrant, helps perform a burial rite while family, friends and pallbearers are involved as active participants. Alternatives will arrange the details for you, and assist you in personalizing the service any way you see fit, from a shoulder carry of the casket to a dove or balloon release and live music at the graveside. We can make even a simple burial a unique and memorable event.

 

Memorial Service (Casket not Present)  $2,205.00

Includes: Professional Services of Funeral Director and Staff as follows: Arrangement conference in your home or our facility; staff consultation; transfer of human remains from place of death to the funeral home and crematorium; administration and receiving facilities; shelter of human remains; care of deceased for identification; staff coordination of all Memorial Service details including our staff to direct and assist with the Memorial Service; use of Funeral Coach; composition and placement of press notices (publication charges not included); preparation and filing of the registration of death; obtaining cremation permit and death certificates; delivery of the death certificates and cremated remains (if cremation) to the family.

Other charges as selected may also apply to the above outlined package such as: Saskatchewan Regulatory Fee; Merchandise; Cremation Fee; Cemetery; Clergy; Musicians; Reception Facilities; etc

These prices are effective as of July 1, 2011 but thereafter subject to change without notice.  Goods and Services Tax where applicable.

Contact Us for pricing based on your needs.

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Graveside Service
 

Graveside Service

A Graveside Service is the ceremony of interring a casket or urn in a cemetery of your choice without any church service. A Clergy or perhaps a celebrant helps perform a burial rite while family, friends and pallbearers are involved as active participants. Alternatives will arrange the details for you, and assist you in personalizing the service in any way you see fit, from a shoulder carry of the casket to a dove or balloon release and live music at the graveside. We can make even a simple burial a unique and memorable event.

 

Graveside Service (No Viewing)  $2,120.00

Includes: Professional Services of Funeral Director and Staff as follows: Arrangement conference in your home or our facility; staff consultation; transfer of human remains from place of death to the funeral home and graveside; administration and receiving facilities; shelter of human remains; other care and preparation of deceased (includes dressing and casketing); staff coordination of all Graveside Service details including our staff to direct and assist with the Graveside Service; use of Funeral Coach; composition and placement of press notices (publication charges not included); preparation and filing of the registration of death; obtaining burial permit and death certificates; delivery of the death certificates to the family.

Other charges as selected may also apply to the above outlined package such as: Saskatchewan Regulatory Fee; Merchandise; Cremation Fee; Cemetery; Clergy; Musicians; Reception Facilities; etc

These prices are effective as of July 1, 2011 but thereafter subject to change without notice.  Goods and Services Tax where applicable.

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Direct Cremation or Immediate Burial
 

Direct Cremation or Immediate Burial

With a Direct Cremation or Burial, there are no formal ceremonies in a church or at a cemetery. If burial is selected, Alternatives will complete the interment with the selected cemetery; however, the family is not present. If cremation is chosen, the cremated remains and death certificates are returned in person to the executor. If you wish you can still select many of our other services such as visitations, obituaries, or extra death certificates. We can also create an Alternatives Event for you at a later date. If cremation is selected, we offer a wide array of urns and a unique variety of memorial keepsakes.

 

Direct Cremation $1,185.00

Includes: Professional Services of Funeral Director and Staff as follows: Arrangement conference in your home or our facility; staff consultation; transfer of human remains from place of death to the funeral home and crematorium; administration and receiving facilities; shelter of human remains; care of deceased for identification; composition and placement of press notices (publication charges not included); preparation and filing of the registration of death; obtaining cremation permit and death certificates; delivery of the death certificates and cremated remains to the family.

Other charges as selected may also apply to the above outlined package such as: Saskatchewan Regulatory Fee; Merchandise; Cremation Fee; Cemetery; Clergy; Musicians; Reception Facilities; etc

These prices are effective as of July 1, 2011 but thereafter subject to change without notice.  Goods and Services Tax where applicable.

 

Immediate Burial  $1,550.00

Includes: Professional Services of Funeral Director and Staff as follows: Arrangement conference in your home or our facility; staff consultation; transfer of human remains from place of death to the funeral home and cemetery; administration and receiving facilities; shelter of human remains; other care and preparation of deceased (includes dressing and casketing); staff coordination and non-scheduled delivery to cemetery; composition and placement of press notices (publication charges not included); preparation and filing of the registration of death; obtaining burial permit and death certificates; delivery of the death certificates to the family.

Other charges as selected may also apply to the above outlined package such as: Saskatchewan Regulatory Fee; Merchandise; Cremation Fee; Cemetery; Clergy; Musicians; Reception Facilities; etc

These prices are effective as of July 1, 2011 but thereafter subject to change without notice.  Goods and Services Tax where applicable.

Contact Us for pricing based on your needs.

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Green Services
 

Green Services

At Alternatives we are very proud to be one of only 40 funeral homes in North America that are 3 leaf rated by the Green Burial Council of North America. We offer services and products that not only create a meaningful funeral or cremation experience but that also minimize the overall environmental impact on Mother Earth. It is sustainable death care that results in the reduction of carbon emissions, toxification, and waste. From caskets and urns made of biodegradable materials to environmentally friendly embalming techniques and alliances with Green Certified cemeteries, these are just a few of our commitments that aid in the reduction of carbon emissions, conservation of natural resources, protection of our staff and preservation of habitat. To view our Green products, including caskets and urns, click here.

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