Our next city guide covers Windsor and the surrounding communities of Essex and LaSalle. Our research has indicated that there are 18 funeral service providers in this region with InMemory maintaining pricing details for 15 of these funeral homes. (We do not have any of the Arbor funeral homes - see commentary at the end of this guide - so if any of our users manage to obtain a price list for these funeral homes, please feel free to send to us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
It is our sincere hope that the information we provide below will help make the process of selecting a provider a little easier for you.
We have broken out this guide into 4 different parts:
- Refresher on how to use InMemory to find and compare funeral service providers in Windsor.
- Listing of providers in Windsor
- Summary analysis of funeral prices in Windsor
- Other information
(As always, if there is more information we can include, or if we can present information in a different format, please do not hesitate to let us know at email@example.com).
How do I use InMemory to find and compare funeral providers?
4. Alternatively, you can view dedicated search results for funeral homes in Windsor. For this search, we have used a range of 25 kms. If you increase the search radius to 50 kms, then the list of funeral service providers increases from 15 to 18 - including providers in Kingsville, Leamington and Amherstburg.
Listing of funeral providers in Windsor
Or, if you'd like to first consider the options available with funeral service providers in Windsor near you, we have provided a list for you in alphabetical order:
Windsor Funeral Homes
- Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre
- Cremation Basics - Windsor
- Cremation Society of Windsor & Essex County Inc.
- Families First Funeral Home - Dougall Avenue
- Families First Funeral Home - Lauzon Road
- Simple Choice Cremation Centre - Dougall Avenue
- Simple Choice Cremation Centre - Wyandotte Street
- Windsor Chapel Funeral Home - Banwell Chapel
- Windsor Chapel Funeral Home - Central Chapel
- Windsor Chapel Funeral Home - South Chapel
Analysis of Funeral Prices in Windsor and surrounding communities
We have provided a summary below of average, minimum and maximum pricing in Windsor for the four different types of funeral services covered by InMemory. To be very clear, we are analyzing the professional fees levied by the funeral provider only (i.e. not including such costs as cremation container or burial caskets, cremation fees, flowers, cemetery plots etc).
While average prices are reasonably similar to other cities in Ontario, it is interesting to note that there is not the same degree of variance in pricing in Windsor than in other cities. For example, the different between the lowest and the highest price for a cremation followed by a memorial service is just over $900 in Windsor; however for Toronto, the variance is over $4,000; for Hamilton and London, the various is $2,500. The same holds true for Traditional Funerals and Graveside Services.
- Min $ 4,975
- Max $ 6,574
- Min $ 3,725
- Max $ 4,730
- Min $ 3,910
- Max $ 4,830
- Min $ 660
- Max $ 3,620
Further detail on additional costs and cash disbursements (over and above the funeral provider's professional fees summarized above) is available on our InMemory resource page - How much is it going to cost? We are also pleased to provide further information on financial assistance should it be required.
Corporate versus family owned
Few people outside the funeral industry are aware that one large multinational corporate (Service Corporate International - "SCI") and another large national chain (Arbor Memorial - "Arbor") together hold substantial market share across Canada - and, in particular, in the larger cities.
Of the 15 providers with listings in London and nearby communities, SCI owns 2 and Arbor owns 3. See the summary list below. It's interesting that both companies have elected to keep their funeral homes operating under independent names than their corporate brand.
Service Chain International (operating under "Dignity" brand)
- Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre
- Walter D Kelly Life Celebration Centre
- Cremation Basics
- Janisse Funeral Home
- Morris Sutton Funeral Home
Choosing between a national / multinational corporate chain versus family owned homes is a question that individuals need to answer for themselves. Corporate chains have the advantage of scale which will drive their costs down; from our analysis however, they do not pass on these savings to the consumer. At the same time, we do not see corporate chains on the absolute high end of pricing either. One advantage of a corporate chain is that they will have stronger internal governance / training which should lead to a more consistent, quality experience.
On the other hand, smaller family owned chains may be more variable in the service they provide, but are more connected to their respective communities and have the ability to be more flexible on the services they can offer (as they won't be governed by a corporate policy manual).
It's important to stress though, that there is no right or wrong in what direction you want to take!
Just a reminder, we offer some helpful comments in our Resources page on points you should be aware of before you contact a funeral home.
We would like to thank you for your use of InMemory.ca and as it grows from its launch in June 2018, we will be pleased to offer additional information such as InMemory Confidence Badges and customer reviews to assist your decision making. We trust this information is useful for you and encourage you to submit a quote request or contact request to your funeral home of choice and then please leave a review of your selected funeral home afterwards to assist others in this time of need.