Frequently asked Questions

Most people do not know exactly what services Funeral Undertakers render to the public. We at Roseleigh Funeral Home are committed in helping you become informed and knowledgeable in advance of your need, so that you may make wise and meaningful choices regarding Funeral Services.

This advice is free and without obligation. We shall give you some basic guidelines as to what to do when a death occurs in your family.

The best way to protect yourself is to be an informed consumer. While prices may vary greatly from Funeral Undertaker to Funeral Undertaker, the most important factor to consider is how comfortable you feel with the Funeral Director.
You are placing a great deal of trust in that person to make sure your wishes is fulfilled. If you do not feel comfortable with your first choice, call another Funeral Director.

Preplanning gives you the opportunity to compare several Funeral Directors, do not stop looking until you find the one that meets your needs.

Funeral Directors are caregivers and administrators.
They make arrangements for transportation of the deceased, complete all paperwork and implement the choices made by the family regarding the funeral and final disposition of the deceased. Funeral Directors are listeners, advisors and supporters.
They have experience in assisting the bereaved in coping with death. Funeral Directors are trained to answer questions about grief, recognize when a person is having a difficulty coping and recommend sources of professional help.

Funeral Directors are caring individuals who help people deal with a very stressful time. They serve the same family 80% of the time and many have spent most of their lives in the same community. If they took advantage of the bereaved families they would not stay in business. The fact that the average Funeral Undertaker has been in business over 30 years shows that most Funeral Directors respect the wishes of the bereaved families.

When compared to other major life cycle events, like births and weddings, funerals are not expensive. A wedding costs at least three times as much, but because it is a happy event, wedding costs are rarely criticized. A funeral undertaking business is a 24hour, labour intensive business; with extensive facilities (viewing rooms, hearses etc) these expenses must be a factor into the cost of a funeral. Moreover, the cost of a funeral includes not only merchandise, like coffins, but the services of a Funeral Director, in making the arrangements; filing appropriate forms; dealing with doctors, ministers, florists, newspapers and others; and seeing to all the necessary details.

If you request immediate assistance, yes. If the family wishes to spend a short time with the deceased to say good-bye, it is acceptable. We will come when your time is right.