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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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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A beautiful bouquet of flowers

Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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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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A beautiful bouquet of flowers

Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

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A beautiful bouquet of flowers

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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.

"Alex and Rebecca were Amazing. My sister and I are not on good terms and hasn't seen each other in 2 years, then my mom died and things got complicated. Both Rebecca and Alex tried to do their best when it came to that situation. Even though I am the younger sibling, I had all the control over my moms assets and setting up the funeral. The reason that is relevant is because when it came to my moms remains I made the choice that my sister could have a little bit of her remains in a butterfly light. Rebecca made sure to call me every step of the way so that I knew that my sister was only getting what we decided and nothing more. I had a lot of anxiety about that and was nervous that maybe my sister would call and ask for more then I prearrange. With the easy back and forth communication with Rebecca that help me incredibly because I knew NOTHING was happening without my approval."

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

November 2021

"Rebecca was understanding when I express how I was new at planning a funeral for my loved one."

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October 2021

"Marlatt staff were very responsive to our needs. Everything was dealt with in a respectful way and our timelines were met."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

October 2021

"The entire staff was attentive and very caring . This is the third loved one who has been serviced through marlatt funeral home over the last 15 years and ,as always , your staff has been terrific. Everyone has been extremely helpful and caring during this stressful time."

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September 2021

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