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Decades of tradition
For nearly 100 years, our commitment to a high standard of compassionate care has remained unchanged and yet our funeral home has always responded to the changing needs of our community. All of our services are designed to give families peace of mind at one of the most challenging times in their lives.
Our experienced staff knows just how to bring your loved one's final wishes to reality. We offer everything from a traditional church funeral 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. Whatever you imagine, we fulfill your vision with flair and expertise.
Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation Centre also operates in Dundas. Please contact us if you need immediate help planning a funeral or would like more information about our services, including planning ahead.
Ezekiel Marlatt and his son, James Charles Marlatt, opened Marlatt Funeral Home in Grimsby around 1865. James’s son, James Bertram, moved the business from Grimsby to Hamilton in 1919. He soon partnered with the firm of A.H. Dodsworth, and the funeral home became known as Dodsworth, Marlatt & Brown.
When James Bertram left Dodsworth, Marlatt & Brown he opened another funeral home, which he called J.B. Marlatt Funeral Home, at our current location, 615 Main St. E. Two months later, he passed away suddenly. James’s son, James Donald (J.D.) Marlatt, took over the business.
In 1959, J.D. bought a second funeral home, Mitson Funeral Home in Dundas, and operated it as Mitson-Marlatt Funeral Home. J.D. pass away in 1973, and his son, Scott Marlatt, operated both funeral homes until selling them in 1985 to the Loewen Group. In 2006, Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation Centre became part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers.
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