About

Since 1938, Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre has provided funeral and cremation services to our neighbours in the Kenora District.

Welcoming funeral home

Our warm and welcoming funeral home is located on 2nd Street South, just minutes from Lake of the Woods, and 2 blocks east of Main Street. We appreciate the diverse population of Kenora and welcome people of all faiths and cultural backgrounds, including Ukrainians, Scandinavians, Scottish, English, Germans, Greeks, Poles and Filipinos, as well as numerous First Nations communities.

Personable and memorable funeral services

We know losing a loved one is hard, and we're here to guide you through planning a funeral or memorial every step of the way. Our goal with every service is to leave an indelible mark of a life well lived. Our commitment is to bring your vision or your loved one's final wishes to reality.

We offer everything from a traditional funeral service at a church, graveside or elsewhere, to a no-holds-barred celebration of life, complete with live music, catering and a heart-warming send-off that reflects the passions of yourself or your loved one.

From finding just the right decor to ordering personalized mementos, we go the extra mile to capture the unique essence of every individual.

A trusted friend and neighbour

As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre gives you not only the familiar attention you expect from a locally operated funeral home but also the value and quality assurance you deserve by way of a network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers.

We are here for you day or night. Please call us for immediate assistance planning a funeral or to find out more about our funeral, burial and cremation services.

History

Founder A.M. “Sandy” Brown established Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre in 1938. He ran the business until his retirement in 1966, when he turned it over to his daughter, Heather, and son-in-law, Paul Kitt.

In 1983, Paul and Heather retired and moved to Sioux Narrows after selling the funeral home. In 2006, Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre became a member of the Dignity Memorial network. Today, we serve an area of 12,000 square miles, providing funeral, burial and cremation services to approximately 25,000 residents.

Amenities

Cremation

Service

Religious & Cultural

Other

Plan a Simple Cremation

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A beautiful bouquet of flowers

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Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

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

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

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.

Learn more
A beautiful bouquet of flowers

Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

Vintage photos scattered

Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

A beautiful bouquet of flowers

Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

View arrangements

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.

"Cory was very helpful, kind, and caring. I would not hesitate to recommend Brown's Funeral Home and Cremation Centre to anyone."

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

December 2021

"Please be careful when prepaying for funerals. Ask questions and read everything. Wojciks was underhanded in their dealings with us. Even when specific questions were asked two years in advance, resulting in considerable extra costs. Would never recommend them. Cory at Brown's helped us navigate this situation."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial Customer

December 2021

"I can't say enough good words about about how awesome the service was at browns …helpful above and beyond made everything so easy and good Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou right down to contacting all government etc so so helpful"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Customer

November 2021

"Cory and staff are very friendly and helpful and ready to answer questions that you may have."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

October 2021

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