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Funeral Service Costs

To help you understand funeral costs we have prepared an outline of the categories that make up a funeral account. There are basically four sections that make up the total funeral account: Casket and Merchandise Selections, Professional Service Charges, Cash Disbursements and government imposed and taxes.

To aid consumers, legislation provides that all funeral homes must provide an itemized price list of all of their related Professional Service Charges as well as casket and merchandise charges. This list must be available at consumers' request without cost or obligation.

We pride ourselves on always being one of the most affordable funeral homes in Vancouver, although many expect our charges to be much higher given the level of professionalism, quality of facilities and ethical standards. Consumers and families finally can learn first hand that there is a difference and families needn't fall into the trap of traditional loyalty many funeral homes attempt to count on. Today, being good is not good enough. We trust that this service will give you one more reason to give the Kearney's Funeral Services serious consideration when seeking a funeral home that is pro-actively working towards providing you the highest standards of services and facilities while offering sensible and affordable solutions.


Casket and Merchandise Selections

This section is specific to the casket that a family selects. All of our caskets and merchandise is priced separately - meaning the price you see for the casket is for the casket itself with no other items included that can often become confusing to families. Some of the other types of merchandise you might find in these section of the funeral account are: Burial Vaults, Cremation Urns, and upgraded Stationary packages. Again, each is itemized based on your selection and a total is itemized under the "Casket & Merchandise Selections". As always, you are free to purchase or acquire these items from any other funeral home or other source. Receiving funeral homes cannot charge any handling or administration fees when a casket is purchased elsewhere.


Cash Disbursements

Cash Disbursements are as they imply. To aid the families we serve, we will cover third party expenses and place them on our account as a convenience until the estate is understood.

Strict legislation ensures that these items are not marked up and only the exact "cost" is included on the funeral account. Typical cash disbursements might include:

  • Newspaper Notices
  • Clergy Honorariums
  • Reception or Catering Charges
  • Flowers
  • Memorial Cards and Folder
  • Musicians
  • Cremation Fee

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604 736 0268 Kearney Funeral Services
450 West 2nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1E2
Fax: 604 736 2668
Email: vancouver.chapel@kearneyfs.com
604 521 4881 Kearney's Columbia-Bowell Chapel
219 6th Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 3A3
Fax: 604 522 1787
Email: columbia-bowell@telus.net, columbia-bowell@kearneyfs.com
604-574-2603 Kearney Funeral Services - Cloverdale & South Surrey
17667 57th Avenue
Cloverdale, BC V3S 1H1
Fax: 604-522-1787
Email: cloverdale@kearneyfs.com
604 736 0268 Kearney Funeral Services
450 West 2nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1E2
Fax: 604 736 2668
Email: vancouver.chapel@kearneyfs.com
604 736 0268 Kearney Funeral Services
450 West 2nd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1E2
Fax: 604 736 2668
Email: vancouver.chapel@kearneyfs.com