Planning a cremation or funeral service for yourself or a loved may seem like a complex undertaking. Simply Cremations helps ease the process by ensuring your needs and wishes are fulfilled without guilt, pressure or the burden of high costs.
“At Simply Cremations we strive to keep cremation and funeral arrangements as simple as possible,” says Susan Veale, local Victoria area funeral director and co-owner. “All funeral homes fundamentally offer the same services. We are different because we keep our costs low, and are upfront with our prices. We are caring and compassionate in all that we do.”
Located in a no-frills industrial park in Sidney B.C., Simply Cremations is celebrating its first anniversary this November. They have already served over 120 families from Victoria, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.
Originally established 10 years ago in Edmonton, Alberta, the company was founded on the notion that, by changing the stereotypical model commonly used by larger funeral service providers, funeral planning and arrangements could be both professional and economical.
“Our business is based on the premise of getting back to a place where a funeral company services the community, rather than just being a corporation with commissioned sales people that are encouraged to up-sell you on products and services,” says Susan. “At all three of our locations in western Canada the funeral director is also the owner. This means the person you make your arrangements with has a vested interested in ensuring that you are completely satisfied. It also allows us to offer the same products and services at about half the cost.”
While the company’s name might imply they only provide cremation services, the reality is that they facilitate a full spectrum of cremation and funeral services.
“We can assist in arranging a cremation or traditional burial, a formal funeral service or a more casual memorial service,” says Susan. “We’ll handle everything for you including transfer and sheltering, organizing the service and filing the necessary registration and documentation.”
Simply Cremations boasts a huge selection of products including keepsake urns, specialty urns, biodegradable urns (made from cornstarch, salt or mulberry bark), memorial books and cremation jewelry. The price of every item is prominently displayed on-site, in their brochure, and on their website.
“Our motto is simple — ‘Treat people the way we would like to be treated,’” says Susan. “You won’t find crystal chandeliers, a big fleet of vehicles or giant pillars outside our office. But you will find that we provide professional services with a caring and understanding approach, without high costs.”
Testimonial “I had used Simply Cremations twice in Edmonton so was particularly happy to see that they had opened in the Victoria area where my aging mother was living in a care facility. On my next visit, I visited Susan at her new location in Sidney and made arrangements for my mother. When she did pass away in June, I was again pleased with how smoothly and easily everything went. It felt so good to have things looked after efficiently, economically and with the respect and dignity that I had come to expect from Simply Cremations.”
For more Information:
Unit 2 – 2075 Henry Avenue West
Phone: 250. 656.5555