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Introducing Our Not For Profit Package

Basic Funerals’ Not For Profit Package At Basic Funerals, we believe in offering the best service and price to everyone. That’s why we’ve introduced our ‘Not For Profit’ direct cremation package. Completely unique in the funeral industry, this package costs significantly less than any other direct cremation in Ontario. Read… Read More

The Final Gift: Donating a Body to Science and How it Impacts the Funeral

In Ontario, many families are now choosing to donate their bodies to science. Bequeathing one’s remains for the benefit of education and progress is one of the most unselfish gifts a person can bestow. There are currently 17 medical schools or School of Anatomy across Canada accepting donations of bodies… Read More

6 Reasons to Have Music Play an Integral Part of Your Funeral

One of the most prominent parts of any funeral or memorial service is the music. Whether religious practice is present or not, music’s significance is universal. Here are the top 6 reasons to have music play an integral part of your service:  1. Music is a meaningful way of honouring… Read More

How To Cut Funeral Costs In Half

How To Cut Funeral Costs In Half Did you know that arranging a funeral or cremation service can be as expensive as buying a new car? Traditional funeral homes offer services that can add up quickly, leaving grieving families with even more stress than they started out with. At Basic… Read More

The Embalming Process

The art of preserving the body of the deceased has roots to Ancient Egypt as early as 6000 B.C. Embalming can take place due to either religious reasons or sanitation concerns. In today’s world, embalming is a personal preference, and often depends on the visitation or service arrangements made by… Read More

The World’s Best Funeral Museums

While a museum devoted to funeral and cremation services might not seem like a must-see, you’d be surprised at how interesting (and fun) they can be. Whether you’re curious about the history of embalming, intrigued by mourning fashion in the 1800s, or just want to break away from the traditional… Read More

Toronto Funeral Homes Get a Second Life

Toronto is known for a lot of things: great restaurants, a thriving arts scene, tons of amazing festivals and cultural events. As it turns out, the 6ix has also found a niche in repurposing funeral homes. From galleries to lofts, we explore what happens when urban planning meets end of… Read More

Scattering Cremated Remains Creatively With Volkswagen

At Basic Funerals, we believe in the value of cremation. As we continue to lead the industry in low-cost funeral services, we’re constantly getting reminded as to why choosing cremation is so powerful. Scattering Cremated Remains Creatively Volkswagen, purveyors of iconic vehicles like the Beetle and Vanagon, demonstrates one of… Read More

“What Happens to Facebook After I Die” and Other Social Media Questions Answered

Whether you’re a big fan of social media or a reluctant participant, it’s hard to avoid having at least one active account these days. Luckily, you can share as little or as much as you want- it’s under your control. So what happens to all of your social media profiles… Read More

Affordable Funeral Services And Beyond- The Future of Funerals

Gone are the days where every family wants a traditional service (and has to deal with a traditional price tag.) Now, funerals can be as unique as the person they’re honouring. So where does the future of funeral services lie? Short of getting our hands on a crystal ball, it’s… Read More

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