We work with independent funeral homes that take care of all aspects of the body, and we work with our parishes on coordination of services. A Family Services Advisor can refer you to an independent funeral home in your area.
The advance selection of a funeral home smooths the process after a death. Evaluate your alternatives thoroughly, making careful comparisons and asking family or friends for recommendations. Compare facilities for location, convenience of entry for handicapped/ elderly individuals, for décor, especially if a visitation with vigil is planned there. Ask for a full disclosure of everything in writing.
Once you have chosen a funeral home, you should predetermine the level of service by cost, especially for the major components such as a casket. Keep in mind that products and services can be chosen in packages or item-by-item. Take the lists home to make a final decision.
You may plan arrangements either with a funeral director or on your own. Consider pre-paying costs carefully. A funeral trust that guarantees coverage of all costs at the time of death is most desirable. In some plans, more money might be due at the time of death to fulfill your original choices. Money can be set aside in an accessible account for use at your death, or there may be other financial tools to reserve sufficient money for funeral costs. Inquire with a funeral director and financial planner about your best options.
List the nature of the arrangements and as many specifics as possible. Be sure the initial contact information is apparent. The funeral director has frequent and detailed contact with the family and serves as the family representative to those who cooperate to provide services and goods for the funeral and burial.
Catholic Cemeteries works with family independent funeral homes not affiliated with corporations. Funeral homes provide a variety of coordination services including obituary notices, burial, funeral liturgy coordination with parishes and all transportation arrangements. Most funeral homes have 18 or 24 hour contact options.
Arbutus Funeral Service Inc. Langley, 604-888-9895 arbutusfuneralservice.com
Alternatives Funeral SVC Langley 604-857-5779 myalternatives.ca
Amherst Vancouver 604-831-3023 www.amherstcreation.com
Bakerview Crematorium Mission 604-820-5047 bakerviewcrematorium.com
Burquitlam Funeral Home Coquitlam 604-936-9987 burquitlamfuneralhome.com
Garden Hill Maple Ridge 604-463-8161 gardenhill.ca
Kearney Funeral Service Vancouver 604-736-0268 kearneyfs.com/
Kearney Funeral New Westminster 604-521-4881 kearneyfs.com/
Kearney Funeral Services Surrey 604-574-2603 kearneyfs.com/
Maple Ridge Funeral Home Maple Ridge 604-463-8121 mapleridgefuneral.ca
MacKenzie Funeral Home North Vancouver 604-926-5121 mackenziefuneral home.ca
Oliveira Funeral Home Port Coquitlam 604-942-7920 oliveirafuneralhome.com
Riverside F.H. & Crem Delta 604-940-1313 riversidefuneral.com
Walkey & Company Vancouver 604-738-0006
If you require guidance, please call Catholic Cemeteries: 604-531-2141 Monday – Friday, 9:00am- 4:30pm.