About

Since opening in 1919, Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation Centre has provided funeral, burial and cremation services to families in Hamilton and surrounding areas.

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.

Personalized service

Chapel at Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation CentreOur 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.

History

Memory Plaque at Marlatt Funeral HomeEzekiel 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.

Chapel at Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation CentreIn 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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Ratings & Reviews

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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.

"Our experience with Marlatt's was easy and they were very helpful every step of the way at such a difficult time. We were very pleased with their consideration and attention to detail."

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November 2022

"surely an unpleasant but very necessary service was provided with compassion and care. knowing a loved one is present with Jesus eases the pain."

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October 2022

"The JB Marlatt staff have taken care of three of my loved ones over the years, and have always done it with kindness, dignity and compassion. From large services to quiet private gatherings, they will do whatever they can to help you through a difficult time."

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September 2022

"This home and staff were wonderful and understanding with me since I was unsure of where to even start when trying to plan a service for my mother"

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June 2022

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