Comercial Funeral Costs

                                    LOCAL COMMERCIAL FUNERAL PROVIDER PRICES 2017 

All costs are subject to change. It is essential to request a full disclosure of all costs prior to using these services.

Thompson Funeral Service in Nelson:

Professional and Staff Service Fee: $1,089.00
Transfer Fee: $599.00
Facilities Fee: $599.00
Basic Cremation Casket: $299.00
Cremation Fee: $915.00
Death Certificates  original document $27.00, photo copies free of charge
Consumer Protection BC $30.00
This amount is paid on every death in BC. This agency regulates our contracts and licensing as well as if you had a complaint this would be the agency you would contact.

Valley Funeral Home in Nakusp:

This is also operated by Thompson Funeral Service from Nelson.  Prices out of the Nakusp facility are less because the Nelson facility is a full service funeral home with someone available at all times, and the Nakusp branch is a “store front” that does not have full time staff in the facilities.

Professional and Staff Service Fee : $871.00
Transfer Fee: $599.00
Facilities Fee: $599.00
Basic Cremation Casket: Included

Fees include the following:

The Professional and Staff Service Fee includes the initial meeting with a family to collect information and coordinate the disposition, coordination of details with the cemetery and or crematorium, ordering merchandise including caskets required for cremation or burial, record keeping and clerical assistance,  including completion of Government procedures/forms, registration, death certificates and burial permits, filling the registration of death with Vital Statistics, and availability of staff 24 hours a day.

The Transfer Fee includes use of removal vehicle, stretcher, linens and staff; and transportation from place of death regardless of location (within the West Kootenays) to the funeral home and from the funeral home to the crematorium which is located in Nelson, BC.

The Facilities Fee  includes use of administration and receiving areas, including office and chapel space used during arrangements and visitation, and a cooling facility.

The Cremation Fee includes the amount paid for the cremation and record keeping.



Urn  Following cremation, a basic black vinyl urn is included at no charge.
More elaborate urns start at $89.00

Cremation Container     $299.00

This is a rigid, leak proof container that is required by law that the deceased is placed in for cremation.  It is made of a pine frame with cardboard inserts. The deceased remains in this container for the process of cremation. This can be upgraded to a pine container for an additional fee.

Coffins vary greatly in price and can be extremely expensive.


COST SUMMARY  Subtotal   $3270.00  + GST $163.50  =  TOTAL  $3433.50