No one in Brantford does more cremations than the Dennis Toll Funeral Home. Learn why we are the cremation specialists.
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Dying is one of the few events in life that's certain to occur, yet one we rarely plan for. Explore the options and take the time to pre- arrange your funeral.
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At some time in our lives, most of us will make or assist in making funeral arrangements. This will not be an easy time, but Dennis Toll Funeral Home offers these tips for smart planning.
Be an informed consumer. Don't be reluctant to ask questions.
Today's funeral director offers a variety of options to meet your financial needs and wishes. Families should discuss all options with their funeral director when making arrangements.
When selecting a funeral director, choose one who is licensed and has a good reputation in the community. Give thought to this decision as you would when choosing a doctor, attorney or other professional.
Be prepared! Avoid the burden of making decision while under emotional stress by organizing details with your funeral director ahead of time. Preplanning doesn't necessarily mean prepaying.
Plan a personalized ceremony or service to help you begin the healing process. Getting through grief is never easy but having a meaningful funeral will help.
Dennis Toll Funeral Home is committed to you and your personal funeral preferences as we work together to design funeral or cremation service just the way you want it. Our experience has shown us that most families select one of the following services, each of which can be personalized to meet your wishes.
Traditional Funeral Service with Visitation and Burial
This is the most commonly selected package that we offer and includes services of funeral director, administrative staff, professional staff for coordinating, personalizing, and directing the funeral service, preparation and filing of legal documents, and other paperwork necessary to complete the arrangements: removal from the place of death to the funeral home; embalming and sanitary care of the remains; dressing, casketing, cosmetics; use of facilities for up to four hours of visitation; use of the facilities for the service or set up at a church or other location; automotive equipment including funeral coach and service van; graveside service.
Traditional Funeral Service with One Hour of Visitation Prior to Service and Burial
Includes everything listed above with only an hour of visitation prior to the funeral service at the funeral home, church or other location.
Graveside Funeral Service
This option includes everything listed above and may include a day of visitation followed by graveside funeral services instead of funeral services at the funeral home, church, or other location.
Cremation provides an alternative to burial yet still allows the option of visitation and funeral services should they be selected. Options for the ashes from the human remains include burial on the family plot, scattering of the ashes, placement in an urn to be kept at home, or placed in a columbarium niche or other location.
Cremation Funeral Service
This option includes everything listed above and can include a day of visitation with funeral services at the funeral home, church, or other location followed by cremation.
Is the simplest form of disposition, and includes no ceremonies or rites. It may take place only after obtaining a signed death certificate from the attending physician along with a signed authorization from the authorized agent of the deceased.
Cremation With Memorial Service
This choice includes the Direct Cremation, but also offers a memorial service or visitation with a memorial service to be held after the cremation.
Pre-Arrangement of funeral instructions is a service we provide at no charge. We find ourselves working with more and more people as they choose to relieve their loved ones from the responsibility of making difficult and even costly decisions at a very emotional time. We help them achieve the peace of mind that comes from knowing everything will be exactly as they want it to be.
It is very simple to pre-plan your funeral wishes. Through the years we have seen how important it is for families to be prepared. Planning funeral arrangements in advance is easier for everyone involved and can be done in a series of steps. Depending what you are comfortable with, you may select any one step or combination of steps as we customize your wishes the way you want it. To find out more about this service, proceed to our Funeral Pre-Plan Section and we can show you why Pre-planning your funeral is not only for your piece of mind, but helps alleviate the grief your loved ones will face upon your passing.