I live in Canada, Ontario to be specific. I do not wish to have a formal funeral through a funeral home. Nor do I wish to purchase a casket. I wish to be cremated, but avoid the embalming proceedures and expenses.

I presume when I die I would end up in the morgue at the local hospital. Can I not arrange transportation to a crematorium, and that would be the end of it?

I don't know if there are legal considerations here or not, but I hate funeral homes, and I hate that people get gouged thousands of dollars, thinking that they have to do things 'the proper way'.

If there are alternatives, and anybody can offer some advice or leads on how or where to make enquiries, I would appreciate it very much. Also, if anyone has been aware of, or made similar arrangements to avoid using the services of a funeral home.

Thanks very much.