About

Inverness Funeral Home has provided funerals and cremations to the people of Inverness, Mabou, Margaree, Port Hood, Judique and the Western Cape Breton area for decades. Service options have evolved in our nearly 50 years in business, but our commitment to high standards remains unchanged.

Service tailored to you

Whether you are seeking a basic cremation with cremated remains scattered in a personally meaningful place, a full traditional funeral service with a cemetery burial or 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—and we do it with a level of care and compassion that's uncommon in this world.

Trusted provider

As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, Inverness Funeral Home gives you not only the warm, familiar attention you expect from a locally operated funeral home but also the value you deserve by way of the largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers in North America.

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

Founded in 1969, Inverness Funeral Home (formerly Rod MacDonald Funeral Home) is the oldest funeral home in the Western Cape Breton area. Nearly 50 years ago, Rod A. MacDonald opened the funeral home—the first of its kind in Inverness—in the former Canada Post building. He relocated his namesake business to the MacMillan homestead on MacIsaac Street in the early 1970s; soon after, he moved it again to its present location at 45 MacIssac St., the former site of the Holy Family Convent High School.

Bernie MacDougall began working with Ron in 1975. Together they ran Rod MacDonald Funeral Home until February 1982, when Sydney funeral director Leo J. Curry—who owned T.W. Curry Funeral Home in Sydney—purchased the business and renamed it Inverness Funeral Home.

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Plan a Simple Cremation

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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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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.

"I would recommend the Inverness Funeral Home to everyone. They treated our dear mother with so much respect and treated us with compassion. They took care of every detail to make the funeral a true tribute to mom. They also take care of the government paperwork which would have been so overwhelming for us. Thank you for everything!"

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

April 2021

"As always the care received from the staff was second to none. You feel like a member of their family, put at ease and you know your lived one will be looked after. Professional and caring."

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March 2021

"my experience with Kevin and Tonya was outstanding that is all i have to say"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

September 2020

"Kevin was so respectful of our loved one the care and time in making sure the family was comfortable with the process And making a sad time more bearable"

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February 2020

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