Celebration of Life Services

Celebration of Life Services  

Are you interested in having a one-of-a-kind service to honor your loved one’s life? A celebration of life service might just be what you’re looking for. Our team is happy to help you plan a personalized service for your loved one. We’re here to discuss what you and your family wants included in your loved one’s celebration of life ceremony.

What is a Celebration of Life Service? 

A celebration of life service is a time for loved ones to gather and celebrate what made their loved one unique. 

A celebration of life ceremony is similar to a funeral service, but it gives families more options for creativity and often takes place after the funeral. It’s about family and friends coming together to share memories of their loved one and what made them special.  

With a personalized service, your family can truly honor who your loved one was. For instance, if your loved one was a wine connoisseur, your service could include a toast to them. Another idea is to choose decorations or memorabilia to display based on their hobbies or interests. You could even use the service as a time for everyone to gather at a special place to scatter their ashes.

The celebration of life ceremony can take place at our funeral home or at a venue of your choice. We are available to help you plan exactly what you want.

Celebration of Life Service Ideas

Celebration of life ceremonies can be anything that your family desires, but some ideas to give you some inspiration include: 

  • Having a releasing ceremony to honor your loved one’s life. 
  • Holding the service in a unique location like a local park or restaurant. 
  • Inviting a local band to play at the service. 
  • Making all your loved ones’ favorite foods or ordering catering from their favorite restaurant. 
  • Having funeral guests read poems or scriptures that remind them of your loved one.

Want to Learn More About Celebration of Life Services?

Our staff can help your family plan a meaningful celebration of life service that honors your loved one’s life. Because we understand that your loved one was a one-of-a-kind person who deserves a one-of-a-kind ceremony.

Visit our funeral home or contact us to discuss celebration of life ideas.


Celebration of Life

  • All funeral director services (access to up to three funeral directors plus support staff) at funeral home or location of your choice (e.g., at-home funeral, country club, at-work memorial)
  • Attending to all necessary funeral arrangements
  • Courier concierge service (at-home pickup of clothing, memorabilia, paperwork)
  • Local conveyance (transfer) of the deceased from place of death to funeral home
  • The care of the deceased prior to service and cremation or burial
  • Private onsite pre-memorial family viewing (up to eight people for 30 minutes)
  • Use of our lounge, chapel and service room(s), coffee and tea service, AV equipment, music selection, flower stands, etc.
  • Off-site services are granted access to our AV equipment, music selection, flower stands, etc.
  • Staff-accompanied conveyance (transfer) of deceased to crematorium or cemetery in a hearse
  • The provision of a hearse for conveyance (transfer) of cremated remains for a service at a local chapel, church, crematorium, cemetery or other location
  • After the service our complimentary concierge service can deliver flower arrangements to your home or charity of choice and return all memorabilia
  • Family schedules pick-up of cremated remains from funeral home or requests presentation of cremated remains to (local) family home
  • Within one week of the service we offer confidential non-sales guidance about government benefits, federal and municipal paperwork, local community groups, etc.

TOTAL: $4,295 plus HST

Casket, Urn or Other Merchandise

  • A selection of urns, caskets and vaults are available onsite.
  • Additional disbursements may include coroner’s certificate, newspaper obituary, cremation and/or cemetery fees, municipal registration, clergy or non-denominational celebrant. Disbursements are all at cost (i.e., no hidden fees, no markups)

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Phone: (416) 259-3705
3080 Lake Shore Blvd W., Etobicoke, ON M8V 1K3

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