About

For more than 135 years, J.A. Snow Funeral Home—originally Snow & Company Undertaker—has provided funeral, memorial, burial, cremation, and cemetery services to families in the Halifax area. Through the years, our commitment to compassionate care has remained unchanged, while our services have evolved with needs of the community.

Compassionate personal service

We offer a range of services from a full traditional funeral ceremony and cemetery burial to a modern celebration of life with live music, catering and a send-off that reflects the personality and passions of yourself or your loved one. We go the extra mile to make it happen—from finding just the right flowers to ordering personalized mementos.

Accommodating location

Our 19,000-square-foot funeral home on Lacewood Drive is a comfortable place for planning, visitations, religious and non-religious services and other gatherings. Our visitation suites, reception centre, chapel and multipurpose room all have audio-visual equipment designed to help highlight life stories with modern, multimedia presentations, which we are happy to put together for you.

Because we aim to exceed expectations, we offer a courtesy shuttle to people who need transportation to make funeral arrangements or attend a visitation, service or special event, and we are the only funeral home in Halifax providing complimentary dove releases.

Trusted provider

As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, J.A. Snow Funeral Home gives you not only the warm, familiar attention you expect from a locally operated funeral home but also the exceptional service you deserve by way of North America's largest network of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery service providers.

We invite you to call us for immediate assistance or to learn more about planning ahead. If you are a police officer, firefighter or EMT, ask about our public servants program.

History

Established in Halifax in 1883 as Snow & Company Undertaker, J.A. Snow Funeral Home is the area's oldest and most trusted funeral home. Our history is intertwined with that of the city of Halifax itself, as we played an important role in the recovery effort and burials resulting from the sinking of the "RMS Titanic" in 1912 and the Halifax Explosion of 1917. (In the wake of the latter tragedy, Snow & Company performed funeral services at an astounding rate of 30 to 40 a day.)

Until 1973, J.A. Snow Funeral Home was located on Argyle Street, overlooking the Parade Square. At that time, 4th-generation owner John Snow and his business partner, Don Mackay, moved J.A. Snow Funeral Home to a new, modern facility on Windsor Street.

Growing with our community

In 2006, the funeral home became part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery service providers. In 2009, J.A. Snow Funeral Home moved to its current location on Lacewood Drive so that it could better serve Halifax's rapidly growing Bedford, Spryfield, Sackville, Fall River, Lakeside and Timberlea communities.

As the company evolved, so did our range of funeral options. At J.A. Snow Funeral Home, we confidently help you create a tribute that truly reflects the personality and passions of yourself or your loved one.

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

Remember the one you love

Honour the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Every member of the team; from the Receptionist to the Funeral Director, and Advisors, were very kind, professional, knowledgeable, and empathetic. They made the entire process, which is very overwhelming, way more manageable. Thank you so much for all of your help."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

October 2021

"Leslie's response was prompt, caring and very professional. His approach and preparedness allowed the planning to go smoothly. We appreciated his attention to detail and follow-up. We also appreciated the anti-fraud service Emily provided."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

August 2021

"My mom looked so pretty and her wake honoured her tremendously. The staff at Snows made us feel like we could direct all of our focus and attention to honouring our mom. Everything was taken care of, including us! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

August 2021

"The best thing our Mom and Dad ever did for us is to have made and paid for their funeral arrangements 19 years ago just before Dad passed. Now Mom is gone and we didn't have to think about what to do, as almost everything was already done. Once their arrangements were completed, they TOLD us about them. It made everything so much easier while we were dealing with our grief. Thank you so much!"

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June 2021

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