Who We Are
South Coast Funeral & Cremation Alternatives, is a funeral home, but not the traditional funeral home you may be familiar with. We are a true alternative to the traditional funeral home. Licensed by the Ontario Board of Funeral Services in October 2014 as a Class 1 Funeral Establishment.
We are very proud to offer the most affordable Simcoe Cremation Services and are proud to be part of the Haldimand – Norfolk Counties. Our staff has a combined experience of over 85 years in funeral service, serving our neighbours and friends with care, compassion and listening to your needs, is what sets up apart from other local funeral homes.
Many people ask us how we are different from a traditional funeral home. The simple answer is price and services. South Coast Funeral & Cremation Alternatives is locally and family owned by the Silverthorne and Taylor families, and we’re proud to support the families in our communities when they need it most.
We believe that saying good bye to a loved one is something that is a personal choice and we know it is never an easy thing to do, that’s why we take care of all the little details. Most families we deal with have never arranged a funeral for a loved one before, and do not know what to expect when it comes to finalizing an estate.
Our staff will take care of applying for and explaining, CPP death and survivors benefits, Social Assistance from the municipality, Veterans benefits, Victim Services, and any other benefits you may qualify for. A complimentary guide that explains what should be done after someone dies, in regards to estate settlement, and a check list of who to notify is also provided.
How It Works
Our Arrangement Offices
Our funeral home is located in Simcoe, to centrally serve all of Haldimand – Norfolk, Brant and Oxford Counties. We do not have traditional facilities you may be familiar with in comparison to traditional funeral homes. We have arrangement offices, and facilities to care for your loved one, but we do not have visitation rooms or a chapel on site. It is for this reason that we are able to offer you the lowest possible costs. At traditional funeral homes, chapel and facilities charges make up the largest part of a funeral bill. By not having that cost over head we are able to pass those savings on to our families.
Where Will Services Be Held?
We are pleased to have a professional relationship with Baldock Funeral Home in Simcoe, we have partnered with them to allow for local families to have a place for either a visitation, funeral service or a celebration of life. We have included in our funeral service package prices the cost for Baldocks chapel rental, which is modestly priced and still a great savings over using the facilities of other local Funeral Homes. In addition to Baldocks, we also suggest your family church as a location for visitation or services, or a legion hall or any other venue you would like to use for your services. We also have a list of local churches and other venues of the like that are very suitable for any type of service. Please inquire about your options with one of our Funeral Directors.
Average Cost Comparison
The average cost for a Direct Cremation in Haldimand – Norfolk County is upward of $5500. We are pleased to offer the same service at only $1796.50 , in fact our traditional same day all inclusive funeral package is only $4628 including a casket , cremation and taxes. If you consider that the average funeral cost in Ontario is $15,000 not including a casket or any other extras, South Coast is clearly the pioneering leader in fair priced funeral and cremation services all at a superior level of service. We pride ourselves on caring compassionate service 24 hours a day, and as an extension of our care, we are pleased to offer the comfort of home arrangements at no extra cost. No matter if you are pre planning or have had a death occur, one of our Funeral Directors will gladly come to your home to make arranging our services that much more easy. Feel free to ask us about our complete all inclusive Direct Cremation, Cremation with Celebration of Life Services as well as Funeral Service packages, for burial and cremation services.