What Makes Us Unique
We, Holly Ann Prince-Jensen & Bruce Keating McClelland, are two professional fully licenced funeral directors that opened Considerate Cremation & Burial Services Inc. in St. Catharines to make the process of honouring those important to us as simple and cost-effective as possible. We do it by providing basic options to full funerals and everything in between at prices that are typically 30-50 % less than those of full size traditional funeral homes. We achieve this goal by reducing overhead costs, all the while maintaining high standards of care and professionalism.
It forces people to say “Do I have to give up my rent money to pay for this?” It puts people in a bad spot when that shouldn’t happen. We just felt there was a better way to provide services at a time of need. We do not want to take away their children’s education fund to pay for their parent’s funeral services.
That difference in cost alone can provide great comfort to grieving families who may not have life insurance or require a discretionary benefit to cover funeral expenses. Not all funeral homes accept the discretionary benefit or they may demand the difference be paid by the family.
Holly & Bruce are aware that that 83 per cent of people are opting for cremation, up sharply from 23% in the early 1990’s. They know this from their combined 44 years of experience as funeral directors and research they did when creating their business plan. Requests to forgo visitation and full services are also becoming more common as families opt for customized memorial services. We felt that families should be given the chance to arrange for the services they wanted without being pressured into purchasing items within packages they perhaps did not see value in and also being treated in a fair manner and not meant to feel less than proper for opting to select minimal services. We also felt it was very important to provide a warm relaxing atmosphere for families to be able to have some space to deal with their situation and not feel as if they were crammed into a makeshift office space. We have a very modest environment yet it’s very comfortable to assist families while they are here with us.
We’re here to serve families. This allows us to keep costs down. We’re also not beholden to shareholders and accountants. We’re able to do what a family wants and we won’t turn down a family’s request. It’s freedom to serve a family the way they want to be served.
Contact us today to explore the wide variety of choices available to you and your family.