Amherst services

Award-Winning Services Unmatched Affordability

We keep our prices affordable while still giving you the best service experiences in the industry. 

Our Services

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Cremation

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Direct Cremation

Essential
Cremation Package

$ 845.00

Simple (direct) cremation with no service. Includes transfer from hospitals, shelter, registration, cremation fee, taxes and:

  • 1 (one) original death certificate
  • simple cardboard cremation container
  • 1 (one) temporary plastic urn
  • 10 (ten) business days’ turnaround time
  • in-person delivery of ashes (BC Lower Mainland)

Complete arrangement online at your convenience or in-person at one of our offices. 

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Direct Cremation

Amherst
Cremation Package

$ 1,155.00

Simple (direct) cremation with no service. Includes transfer from hospitals, shelter, registration, cremation fee, taxes and:

  • 1 (one) original death certificate
  • Amherst’s satin-covered cremation container
  • 1 (one) Cherry Cube urn
  • 5 (five) business days’ turnaround time
  • in-person delivery of ashes (BC Lower Mainland)

In-person arrangement at your home (we come to you), at one of our offices or convenient online arrangement.

Cremation Service

Witness
Cremation Package

$ 2,900.00

A cremation event with a short open-casket viewing followed by witnessing the start of cremation. Not a funeral service. Includes:

  • everything Amherst Cremation Package includes
  • basic sanitary care (no embalming), dressing & casketing
  • a standard vehicle (non-hearse) to transport the casket
  • 2 (two) funeral directors in attendance at service

Complete arrangement online at your convenience or in-person at one of our offices. 

Funeral Cremation

Church/Chapel Funeral followed by Cremation

$ 4,145.88

An open-casket funeral service at a church/hall, followed by a direct cremation.

  • Includes everything in Amherst Cremation Package
  • Sanitary care, embalming dressing & casketing
  • Rental casket at funeral service
  • Amherst’s satin-covered cremation container
  • 1 (one) Cherry Cube urn
  • in-person delivery of ashes (BC Lower Mainland)
  • Cremation fee included
  • Memorial package included (a $480 value in custom memorial cards, guest book, framed photo, online memorial page)

Burial

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Direct Burial

Direct
Burial Package

$ 1,445.00

A direct-burial service without any viewing/visitation of the deceased and without anyone attending at burial time (See Graveside Service Package if attendance at cemetery is required). Available only for BC Ministry’s burial program and Public Guardian and Trustee’s families:

  • 1 (one) original death certificate
  • sanitary care, dressing & casketing
  • a simple cloth casket
  • transport of casket to the cemetery 

Complete arrangement online at your convenience or in-person at one of our offices. 

Burial Service

Graveside
Service Package

$ 1,788.88

A simple service/gathering held at cemetery’s graveside without a formal viewing of the body beforehand (closed casket).  This packaged price is only valid with a purchase of a casket from Amherst. It includes transfer from hospital, shelter, registration, taxes and:

  • a death certificate package
  • basic sanitary care (no embalming), dressing & casketing
  • a funeral coach/hearse
  • a licensed funeral director in attendance at service

In-person arrangement at your home (we come to you) or at one of our offices. 

Funeral & Burial Services

Funeral Service
Followed by Burial

$ 2,898.88

An open-casket funeral service at a hall or church, followed by a graveside burial service at a cemetery. This packaged price is only valid with a purchase of a casket from Amherst. Includes transfer from hospitals, shelter, registration, cremation fee, taxes and:

  • a death certificate package
  • full preparation: embalming, dressing, & casketing. 
  • a funeral coach/hearse
  • Staffing at funeral and graveside services (funeral directors)
  • Memorial package included (a $480 value in custom memorial cards, guest book, framed photo, online memorial page)
In-person arrangement at your home (we come to you) or at one of our offices.

Shipment

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Full Body Shipment

Domestic
(Canada & USA)

from $ 3,050

A full-body domestic shipment (within any Canadian and US cities). Includes transfer from hospitals, shelter, registration, permits and clearances for transfer out of province of BC and:

  • 1 (one) original death certificate
  • body preparation & embalming
  • industry-standard all-in-one shipping container (no casket required)
  • 3-5 business days’ turnaround time
  • delivery of the body to airline cargo
  • Cost of airline cargo to be added

Complete arrangement online. We assist all Canadian/US funeral homes and providers.

Full Body Shipment

International
Shipment

from $ 5,500

A full-body international shipment (repatriation) to most countries in the world. Includes transfer from hospitals, shelter, registration, permits and clearances for transfer out of province/country, consular duties and:

  • 1 (one) original death certificate
  • body preparation & embalming
  • industry-standard metal shipping container (in shipping container)
  • delivery of the body to airline cargo
  • Cost of airline cargo to be added

Complete arrangement online. We assist all Canadian/US funeral homes and providers.

Ashes Shipment

Shipment of
Cremated Remains

from $ 120

A shipment of cremated remains (ashes) in your choice of urn to domestic and international destination countries.  Costs and requirements vary by city/country of destination:

  • does not include the cost of cremation itself (see our cremation packages )
  • services by Canada Post/USPS for domestic shipment (Canada & USA)
  • Costs for consular fees and administrative duties for obtaining required permits and clearances apply.

Complete arrangement online at your convenience or in-person at one of our offices.

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Price List

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