Service Options

Service Options

Planning a funeral service can be a very difficult process for families who have just lost a loved one. But it’s important to provide those who are grieving with a supportive environment in which they can begin to find closure, say goodbye, and come to terms with the loss. Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to connect, share memories, offer words of sympathy, and create a lasting network of comfort and support as they start the journey toward healing.

Burial Services

There are different services that you can choose for a loved one’s burial, depending upon your individual needs and preferences:

  • Immediate burial means that your loved one will be buried or entombed without a public service or gathering.
  • Visitation, also called a viewing, wake, or calling hours, allows family and friends to gather in a room with the departed loved one in an open or closed casket and say goodbye or offer their support and sympathy to the bereaved.
  • Funeral or memorial services can take place at a funeral home, in a church, or even at your home. The service is a ceremony which serves to celebrate, honor, and remember the life of the deceased. Whether traditional or unique, both the visitation and the funeral service can be personalized to reflect the individuality of your loved one.
  • Graveside, chapel, or committal services are held at the cemetery, and allow family and friends to be present as their loved one is transferred to his or her final disposition through ground burial.


Cremation Services

The biggest misconception about cremation is that there can't be a funeral service or visitation. This is absolutely not the case. We encourage you to consider holding a memorial service to celebrate the life of the deceased. There are many options open to you when it comes to honoring your loved one's life.


What can we do with cremated remains?

  • Burial: The cremated remains may be buried in an existing cemetery plot or a new plot may be purchased.
  • Inurnment: The urn may be placed in a niche in an above-ground structure called a columbarium.
  • Scattering: Some cemeteries have scattering areas on their property. Cremated remains may be scattered on private or public property if authorization is obtained. Properties may be bought and sold so it is important to know that once the scattering takes place, the cremated remains are irretrievable.
  • Shipping: For families wishing to have their loved one transported abroad, Ridley works with a number of consulates, embassies and overseas agencies. We can create a customized package for you so the transfer process is simple and convenient.
  • Keeping: Many people prefer to have the urn at home with them.


Is cremation less expensive than burial?

Typically cremation is less expensive than earth burial. Depending on which cemetery is selected, cremation may be less expensive than the purchase of a cemetery plot. Other expenses include coroner fees, urn purchase and possible transportation costs for delivering the urn to its final destination.


Payment Options

We offer multiple payment options to help lessen the financial burden on your family during this difficult time. Talk to a member of our staff if you have any questions or need more information. 

  • We accept Visa and Mastercard.
  • If your loved one has a life insurance policy you want to use for funeral expenses, talk to us. We can get a portion of your claim funded immediately instead of waiting 30-90 days for the insurance companies to pay out. We’ll also handle all the paperwork.

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

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