Keeping you safe: COVID-19 Update

The health and safety of family and friends visiting Ridley is top of mind. We strive to have only one family at a time for visitations and funerals. Each family has our whole building, parking lot and staff's attention. 

The health and safety of family and friends visiting Ridley Funeral Home are our top priorities. We train extensively for these types of scenarios as part of our overall emergency response.


We are closely monitoring reports from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as other agencies around the world to ensure we are aware of, and aligned with, guidelines regarding public gatherings.

Below are the directives we have received from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) and we are required to follow.

Registrar’s Directive:
30 percent capacity of rooms at funerals, visitations. Masks are to be worn during visitation and funerals at all time.

June, 2020 – The maximum number of people who can attend a funeral or visitation in one room at one time 30 percent capacity .
This number will be lower if the room can not allow people to maintain physical distancing of at least two metres (six feet) apart from each other at all times, to a maximum of 30 percent capacity of people in one room.
The number does not include funeral staff.
Follow this law strictly.
Stay vigilant folks. We are ready…together with you to provide the best, safe bereavement services to Ontario families.
-Carey Smith, CEO/Registrar, BAO

We want you to feel confident in the actions we are taking on your behalf.


Although our daily cleanliness and hygiene practices already exceed Health Canada’s standards, we’ve taken steps to help ensure both you and our employees are protected from the risk of infection and communicable diseases.


Here’s what we are doing to keep you safe.



  • We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting our public areas, especially high-touch items such as doorknobs, bathroom faucets, pews and counters.


  • All of our bathrooms are equipped with disinfecting hand soap and cleaned hourly, especially before, during and after a service.  


  • Additional hand sanitizer has been placed throughout the funeral home.


  • In the unlikely event an employee exhibits cold or flu-like symptoms, staff will self-quarantine at home for at least 14 days.


  • In an effort to minimize direct contact, we ask that you consider avoiding shaking hands or close physical contact with guests and members of the family you are here to visit.


  • We request that guests who are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath) or have traveled internationally or been in contact with someone who’s travelled overseas recently, refrain from visiting the funeral home at this time.



We sincerely hope these actions give you confidence as you visit our funeral home. If you have any question or concerns, please feel free to contact our president Brad Jones at 416-259-3705 or reach out by email at BradJones@ridleyfuneralhome.com


Why do most families in Etobicoke, Mimico and Mississauga choose Ridley Funeral Home?

You receive convenient, competitive, commission-free service.

We are one of the many funeral homes in Toronto, Ontario who can accommodate services as intimate as five people to gatherings up to 300 guests. You have access to spacious community rooms, a sun-filled chapel and warm farmhouse design.

No matter how discreet or celebratory the arrangement you are planning, Ridley can help you pay tribute without paying a fortune.

Call us at (416) 259-3705 or email us.

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