How much does a funeral cost in Canada?
The cost of dying refers to the expenses of a funeral, burials,
and the disposal of your body. How much you pay for these
expenses is more than likely up to your survivors. The cost
of funerals varies enormously. But on average, burials cost
between $5,000 and $10,000. Cremations cost considerably
less, from $2,000 to $5,000.
Pay for Your Funeral With Life Insurance
When determining the amount of life insurance to purchase, consider including an amount in the death benefit that can cover the cost. Talk with your spouse, if you have one, or to your parents if they are your survivors, or your children if they are old enough, about expenses. This conversation may not be easy, but be persistent so that they can honor your wishes (and make theirs known) should you die.
Many funeral homes won’t require payment directly from your survivors but will allow and will help you arrange to be paid directly from the life insurance proceeds.
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