When compared to other major life events like births and weddings, funerals are not expensive. A wedding can cost three times as much; but because it is a happy event, wedding costs are rarely criticized. A birthday celebration can cost what a funeral cost; but because it is a happy event, such cost is spent with delight. Like most funeral homes, Chamberland is a 24-hour, labor-intensive business, with extensive facilities and services (viewing room, chapel, care center, arrangement rooms, selection room, fleet, etc.). These expenses must be factored into the cost of a funeral.
Additionally, the cost of a funeral includes not only merchandise, like caskets, but the services of a funeral director in making arrangements; filing appropriate forms; dealing with doctors, ministers, florists, newspapers and others; and seeing to all the necessary details. Funeral directors look upon their profession as a service, but it is also a business. Like any business, funeral homes must make a profit to exist.
Chamberland is pleased to offer unparalleled excellence at a reasonable cost.