The following list details the Essential services and required administrative functions we perform.
Morley Bedford Operational (1995)
- Include but not limited to expenses associated with running Morley Bedford’s core operations on a daily basis.
- Transportation of the deceased from place of death into Morley Bedford’s care (400)
Administrative & Documentation (500)
- Preparation of Vital Statistics Forms
- Registration of Death with Registrar General
- Proof of Death Certificates (as many as are required)
- Canada Pension Death Benefit Package
Doses not include applicable taxes
*CANADA PENSION FUNERAL BENEFIT
CPP death benefit of up to $2,500
Quick calculation is to multiply your CPP monthly benefit by 6
In addition to Essential Service of $2,895
PROFESSIONAL & STAFF SERVICES
Morley Bedford Funeral Services will co-ordinate the Tribute in a venue of your choosing. This could be our chapel, a church, crematorium chapel or any other place of worship.
MORLEY BEDFORD CHAPEL
Use of Bedford chapel for a funeral or memorial service.
BEDFORD VISITATION ROOM (2 hours)
$1,195 (can be day or evening prior to service)
$550 each additional hour of visitation
Bedford Funeral Home has a funeral reception facility available.
Catering and Refreshments extra (range from $15 per person)
Bedford Funeral Hearse – $650
Livery Service for family and/or pallbearers – $650 per car (3 hours)
Overtime charge is $110 per ½ hour
Professional Pallbearers $150 per pallbearer Mileage $5 per km – one way beyond 40km radius of funeral home Service Bulletins, Prayer Cards, Memorial Cards – at cost
POSSIBLE FUNERAL DISBURSEMENTS – at cost
Funeral disbursements vary greatly – determined by services chosen
Examples of funeral related disbursements:
Crematorium and/or Cemetery
Clergy and/or church honoraria
Does not include applicable taxes
FUNERAL MERCHANDISE OPTIONS
Caskets (Victoriaville Casket Company)
Toledo Cloth $1,700
#90-55-01 Cloth covered particle board, rayon interior
Diamond Poplar Casket $1,995
#50-479-01 Simple, non-finished poplar casket
Halton Poplar $2,995
#1052 Veneer poplar, light finish, eggshell rayon interior
Winfield Poplar $3,195
#52-5430-20 Solid poplar, satin brown finish, beige velvet interior
Briar Hill Birds Eye Maple $4,295
#833 Sold Maple, dark finish, beige velvet interior
Dominion Maple $4,450
#5610 Solid maple, dark finish, tan crepe interior
Wabash Poplar $6,250
#05-5550-01 Solid poplar, light satin finish, tan crepe interior
Monarch Walnut Casket $9,995
#35-9700-01 Solid walnut, beige velvet interior
MANY ADDITIONAL CASKET OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Environmental Casket Options
Natura $2,795 Poplar, natural finish, 100% cotton lined
Logica $2,695 Poplar, water based satin finish, cotton lined
Dominion Rental Casket & Cremation insert $2,195
#5084 Basic Cremation $450 – unlined particle board
#5070 Glendale $795 – unfinished
Century Burial Vault – Titan Concrete Vault $2,125
Cremation Urns – A wide selection available starting at $195
Established in 1919
Morley Bedford was born in Aurora just before the turn of the century. He was the son of a Methodist minister. He later married Mabel Crawford whose family founded Pickering, Ontario. In 1919, Mr. Bedford began operations in Woodstock. Five years later he purchased the house at 21 Dupont St. commencing his business operations in Toronto.
In June of 1934, Mr. Bedford purchased the site of his new funeral home at 159 Eglinton Avenue West and construction began shortly thereafter. It was at its current location where Mr. Bedford established himself as one of the most respected funeral directors in the city of Toronto.
Robert Crawford, nephew of Morley Bedford and Vice-Chairman of Morley Bedford Ltd., was born in Brampton, Ontario and joined the firm in 1948. He has also distinguished himself in the funeral profession through his appointment to serve on the Ontario Board of Funeral Services for a term from 1982-1986. Mr. Crawford is now joined by his sons, Alan and Philip. Alan, current president and managing director of the firm, studied at St. Andrew’s College and McGill University and also played professional hockey in the French National Hockey League. Philip graduated from The University of Windsor and has also been very active in the Toronto church and athletic communities.
In 1994, the Morley Bedford Funeral Home experienced a significant facelift. The funeral home is now able to serve everyone with its three newly expanded levels. These visitation and post funeral reception areas are served by an elevator and provide a recreation room for children during visitation, reception or funeral hours. The funeral home parking space has been augmented by a 300 car lot across the street in the new North Toronto Community Centre. The centre boasts wonderful programs for youth and seniors and is a welcomed addition to our community.
Morley Bedford is truly a family operated business, yet is supported by some of the finest men and women in this profession; Troy Kedrosky, Cynthia Switzer and Jonathan Crawford, Robert’s grandson, are the current funeral directors who strive to continue the Bedford philosophy of listening and understanding that has, since 1919, won the respect of the people and community they serve.