The Ottawa Citizen
November 4, 2011
Grief-stricken when a loved one dies, you want to do the right thing by planning a perfect funeral. But it’s easy to overspend. Patrick Langston talks to the pros to find out how to curb costs.
To paraphrase country singer Hank Williams, none of us is getting out of this world alive. The question is, what will it cost to get out?
In 2010, the average full funeral in Ontario cost $7,500, according to Ontario’s Board of Funeral Services. Add a catered reception, burial or cremation, interment and a grave marker or headstone and that can quickly balloon to $10,000 or more.
But funerals seem to be an essential part of letting go, a way of both managing the chaos of death and celebrating the life that’s passed.
With that in mind, what are your options when arranging a funeral?
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Thanks to the Death…and More Blog for altering us to this article.