​​​The Funeral Consumers Advocacy

of London and Windsor​​

Transfer Service Operators

Transfer operators are licensed to obtain all necessary documentations, to provide a suitable container and to move a body following death.


The transfer service operator provides a plain, unlined container, obtains and delivers the legal papers, and arranges for transportation of the body to the cemetery, crematorium or a private home. There is no embalming. The transfer operator does not provide for visitation or professional cards. A memorial service can be held later, may be either religious or secular and may be held at a church, a chapel at the crematorium, the common room at a retirement home, etc. or anywhere else desired. 


Funeral Homes: Minimal Service

The funeral provider removes the deceased from the place of death and the body may or may not be embalmed. The funeral home obtains the legal papers, provides a plain casket which is placed closed in a reception room for visitation. A velvet pall, available from us, may be used to cover the casket. A religious or secular service may be held at the crematorium or funeral home chapel, in a church, or at graveside. A memorial service (body not present) may be held later wherever desired.