A Basic Service was opened in 1993 on Yonge Street by Bruce T. Humphrey as an alternative for families not requiring the services of a traditional funeral home.
In June of 2002 we relocated to Scarborough, with our office located at 2966A Eglinton Ave. East (just east of McCowan Rd.). In 2009, relocation and amalgamation to 1403A Bayview Avenue took place (south of Eglinton near the corner of Davisville and Bayview).
Today, A Basic Service is still owned and operated as a division of Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles-Newbigging Chapel Limited. We continue to provide services (both pre-need and at-need) to all faiths, cultures, and people in the Greater Toronto Area.
A Basic Service understands the importance of individual ideals, and for many people simplicity is what they seek. We offer inexpensive immediate cremation and burial services. We are available 24 hours a day should you require our services or have any questions regarding our services.
At A Basic Service we are committed to upholding strong ties within the Toronto community and our profession.
Ontario Board of Funeral Service – The regulatory body governing the industry.
Bereaved Families of Ontario – Assists families who have experienced a loss with a variety of excellent support programs.
Veterans Affairs Canada – A resource with information on funeral arrangements, financial assistance, legalities and more.
Last Post Fund – An organization devoted to ensuring no Veteran is denied a dignified funeral burial due to financial strain.
Human Resources Development Canada – Provides information about the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security.
Ministry of Consumer and Business Services – Offers a consumer guide to funerals, burials and cremation services.
The Arthritis Society, Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Lung Association and The War Amps are just a few of the charitable organizations that now allow you to make In Memoriam donations through their websites.
Whenever we’re faced with difficulties, we find comfort in those we know and trust–people we can count on to do their very best to help us. This is especially true when one has died.
If this is currently your experience, please think of the members of our professional staff as your friends. Each of us cares deeply about your well-being, and can become a strong ally for you during this time…and long after.