Burial & Cremation Information and Pricing

Funeral Information

McInnis & Holloway is dedicated to ensuring that our services align with your personal beliefs, providing comfort during the most challenging moments. To help us personalize your service, please complete the information in this section.

For detailed pricing estimates, please browse the sections below for additional information. Our goal is to empower you and your family to make well-informed choices, avoiding hasty decisions.

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Funeral Cost Calculator

How much does the average funeral cost?

As a full service funeral home, we offer a wide variety of services and facilities with costs for a family ranging from approx. $4000.00 – $12,000.00, with an average of about $6000.00 – $8000.00. 

How much does it cost for a cremation?

There are many options available when cremation takes places. Costs will vary depending on the type of service that is chosen. Cremation can occur following a funeral service, or following a visitation, prayer service or informal gathering. Cremation can also occur prior to a Memorial Service.

Use the funeral cost estimator below to calculate what your funeral might cost.

MCINNIS & HOLLOWAY IS A FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED FUNERAL HOME IN CALGARY, ALBERTA.

McInnis & Holloway is proud to be locally owned and operated Funeral Home that has served Calgarians since 1903. As multiple recipients of the Calgary Herald Reader’s Choice Award and eight time consecutive winner of the Consumer Choice Award for Business Excellence McInnis & Holloway will confidently guide your family during this difficult time. We are honoured to assist from any of our 6 Calgary locations or our Funeral Homes in Cochrane or Airdrie ensuring that you have a convenient location to serve you.

“We treat each deceased person as though they were one of our own family members,” says Ernie Hagel. “There is always a comforting person to respond with compassion, and support; day or night.”

Our Senior Management, Ernie Hagel (Past President), Jeff Hagel (President), and Janine Altamirano (Partner) are dedicated funeral directors who are proud to offer a vital community resource with professionalism. The owners and staff of all McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes pledge a completely confidential relationship between themselves and the families they serve, respect for the deceased and dignity in their conduct of services.

Those interested in receiving more detailed answers to specific questions are invited to contact McInnis & Holloway at info@mcinnisandholloway.com or by calling one of our Calgary offices found under Our Locations on our website.

To reach Jeff Hagel or Ernie Hagel please call or TEXT McInnis & Holloway at 403-243-8200.

"THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE", IS THE HIGHEST COMPLIMENT MCINNIS & HOLLOWAY COULD RECEIVE."

Service Type

Click on BURIAL or CREMATION to expand these sections to accurately estimate the pricing for each option.
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Select $0.00 if the deceased didn’t have an estate or assets over a few thousand dollars. We can apply so the total is $0.00 for your family for cremation or burial

Financial Support Options

McInnis & Holloway’s experienced team offers our assistance to apply for financial assistance. Please continue to use our price estimator to determine the potential assistance for Albertans without financial means.
We have built a great relationship with many Alberta financial assistance programs and are here to assist your family. We know that not deceased has an estate or the funds in a bank account to pay for cremation or burial services.|

The estate will receive assistance from McInnis & Holloway applying for $2500 towards funeral expenses from the Government of Canada.

We would be able to apply to have the entire burial or cremation provided for $0.00 but the financial assistance programs in Alberta determine eligibility based on assets and generally with more than $4000 in the estate the application will be denied.

Please contact us for more information on this and other financial assistance programs available in Alberta

To estimate pricing using McInnis & Holloway’s pricing tool please return to the previous step and select cremation or burial.

Financial Support Options

McInnis & Holloway will work with your family, share our knowledge and use our longstanding relationships with different government programs to apply for financial assistance. Please continue to use our price estimator to determine the potential assistance that Albertans without financial means can quality for.

Financial Support Options

McInnis & Holloway will work with your family, share our knowledge and use our longstanding relationships with different government programs to apply for financial assistance. Please continue to use our price estimator to determine the potential assistance that Albertans without financial means can quality for.

What is McInnis & Holloway's Memorial Forest Program

If families wish, any family that was served by McInnis & Holloway have a tree planted in memory of one who has died, at no additional cost to the family.

Memorial Forest

Click on the below video to watch a 30 second Introduction video on our memorial forest program.

A Comforting Symbol of Life...

A tree represents quiet strength, beauty, longevity and peacefulness – an ideal memorial to a person’s life.

McInnis & Holloway’s Memorial Forests® program allows McInnis & Holloway to give back to the community, by enhancing the growth of parks in the Calgary area.

Families are encouraged to come to one of the Memorial Forests® , and enjoy the protected haven they provide.

A Living Tribute

The Memorial Forest ®

The Memorial Forest® program offers a special way of memorializing a person who has died and provides families with a meaningful way to deal with a loss.

McInnis & Holloway makes every attempt to find appropriate and lasting ways for loved ones to be remembered. In this case, a tree planted will remain a living memorial for families and friends to return to year after year.

If families wish, any family that was served by McInnis & Holloway have a tree planted in memory of one who has died, at no additional cost to the family. Others can purchase, at a minimal cost, one or more trees to add to the Memorial Forest®, through the McInnis & Holloway. Each purchase includes one tree, its planting and maintenance at the Forest site, and the addition of the deceased’s name on our online marker. McInnis & Holloway absorbs all other costs in connection to the Forest.

To find out more about the Memorial Forest® program, click here or contact McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home at 1-800-661-1599.

Professional Service Fee

Pricing reflects funeral home professional service fees for burial including,

  • Securing a release of deceased and transfer from place of death (including residence) within a 40 km. Radius of the City of Calgary.
  • Providing of 24-hour professional services by our licensed personnel in assisting the family with each and every detail: 
  • Staff assistance in response to the initial request for service.
  • Consultation with a licensed funeral director. 
  • Co-ordination of all details with respect to cemetery, crematorium or mausoleum and other parties responsible for the final disposition of the deceased, attendant for identification when cremation. 
  • Record keeping and general clerical assistance. 
  • Obtaining signed medical certificate from attending physician or medical examiner (including going to the doctor’s office). 
  • Preparation and filing of permits for disposition. 
  • Completion of all forms required by the government and the Medical Examiner’s Office. 
  • Compiling, typing and delivery of obituary notices to the newspapers of the family’s choice.
  • Preparation and provision of benefit packet, containing information and application forms the family/executor will need to claim available government benefits. 
  • Visitation by family care staff to assist with benefit applications, government forms and canceling pensions etc.
  • Preparing and supplying six Funeral Directors Statements of Death forms for any legal affairs the family may need to look after.

McInnis & Holloway’s professional service fee has been set to ($1740) and will be added to your customized estimate.

Facilities Fee

Pricing reflects funeral home facility fees including:

  • Use of facilities, including use of
    • preparation room
    • cooling facility
    • offices for arrangements and business offices.
    • use of chapel
    • family room, or visitation rooms for service
    • Or, the use of equipment and extra staffing required for services other than in our chapel.

McInnis & Holloway’s facility fee has been set to ($895.00) and will be added to your customized estimate.

Facilities Fee

Pricing reflects funeral home facility fees including:

  • Basic use of facilities, including use of
    • preparation room
    • cooling facility
    • offices for arrangements and business offices.

McInnis & Holloway’s facility fee has been set to ($920.00) and will be added to your customized estimate.

Type of Service

Pricing reflects funeral home professional service fees

  • Additional services of funeral director and staff: 
  • Attendants while deceased is in our care.
  • Co-ordination and direction for the funeral service, including: 
    • Ushers and memorial book attendants. 
    • Providing the clergy with the necessary permits and information, and a copy of the obituary. 
    • Handling and arranging of floral pieces prior to and on the day of service,
    • use of floral display stands and floral cooler, and delivery of floral pieces following the service.

Time with deceased/visitation/identification

Preparation of Deceased

Time with deceased/visitation/identification

Use of Visitation Room, Including Set-Up: Per Day or Portion Thereof.

Preparation of Deceased

We will arrange a brief time for one or two family members or friends to confirm your loved ones identity prior to cremations.  This is for our staff reassurance that everything is correct as they don’t know your loved one and also piece of mind for your family

Preparation of Deceased

Preparation of Deceased

Cremation Service Options

Pricing reflects funeral home professional service fees associated with having a service or not having a service

  • Additional services of funeral director and staff: 
  • Attendants while deceased is in our care.
  • Co-ordination and direction for the funeral service, including: 
    • Ushers and memorial book attendants. 
    • Providing the clergy with the necessary permits and information, and a copy of the obituary. 
    • Handling and arranging of floral pieces prior to and on the day of service,
    • use of floral display stands and floral cooler, and delivery of floral pieces following the service.

Pricing reflects funeral home service equipment, staff and possibly the additional use of funeral home facilities associated with funeral service arrangements.

Option at Time of Cremation

24 hours per day 365 days per year McInnis & Holloway’s own professional transfer personnel will transfer your loved one into our care without delay. 

Our staff will arrive in a three piece suit with the most modern and safest equipment to transfer your loved one into our care with compassion and professionalism.

GPS monitored 2023 unmarked discrete vehicles are used to safely transfer your loved one into our care.

McInnis & Holloway’s vehicle fee has been checked off and will be added to your customized estimate.

Final Burial Site/Cemetery

24 hours per day 365 days per year McInnis & Holloway’s own professional transfer personnel will transfer your loved one into our care without delay. 

Our staff will arrive in a three-piece suit with the most modern and safest equipment to transfer your loved one into our care with compassion and professionalism.

GPS monitored 2023 unmarked discrete vehicles are used to safely transfer your loved one into our care. 

Driving from our facility to the service will take place with a formal procession, led by a 2023 Cadillac XT6 with a purple flashing LED light followed by the most modern Cadillac or Lincoln Funeral Coach.

Professional Vehicles

Luxury Mercedes Benz 10 Passenger Custom Familiy Transportation.

Our professional drivers will pick you and your family up at any location (or multiple locations if preferred) bring you to the service and return you to a location of your preference. Additional time available if a family dinner is planned (please inquire about special pricing)

Final Burial Site/Cemetery

Live Streaming (Learn More)

Live Streaming

McInnis & Holloway offers different live-streaming packages depending on the number of cameras, microphones, lighting and the professional quality level of these.

Detailed information about each package can be found on our livestreaming information page

Photo Memories - Video

Photo memories (video Tribute) are videos created based off the photos taken from the biggest life milestones that our graphics team will put to music. Families take this one time in life to collect these keepsake photos and let our experiences graphic designers build a meaningful keepsake for generations to come.

Video available both in digital web format and DVD.

Photo Memories Information

Custom Stationery and Graphic Packages

McInnis & Holloway has a state-of-the-art inhouse graphic design department with extremely talented graphic designers happy to discuss the available options for your family.

Stationary

Casket Selection

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Grave Liner - Casket Vault

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Cremation Container Selection

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Add an amount towards Urn

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Urn Vault Selection

Learn More About Online And/or Newspaper Obituary

Online And/Or Newspaper Obituary Information

For those wishing to add an amount to go towards an obituary to your estimate please select one of the below options.

Learn More About DNA Preservation

“DNA banking preserves the opportunity for future research or clinical testing and may provide critical opportunities for surviving relatives.” – American Association of Clinical Oncology

What is DNA Preservation / DNA Banking?
DNA preservation (also known as DNA banking) is the secure preservation and long-term storage of an individual’s unique genetic makeup.

Why is it Important?
DNA contains valuable information about each individual, from the colour of their hair, eyes and other physical traits, to their inherited health risks, medical conditions and ancestral roots. Preserving DNA allows you to capture all of this information forever. Whether you choose to preserve DNA as a meaningful way to cherish your loved one, or for tracing hereditary health conditions in your family, DNA banking creates opportunities that would otherwise be lost forever.

Visit www.securigene.com for information on DNA preservation and banking.
Also includes ancestor report and access to the Ancestry Project online genealogy website.

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