About

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

Communities served in Kenora

  • Grassy Narrows
  • Keewatin
  • Northwest Angle
  • Shoal Lake
  • Sioux Narrows
  • Whitedog
  • Whitefish

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.

Cremation services

We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our transparent pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

For those who wish for a more momentous memorial, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

There are many options for cremation—and they're not all equal. Here's what you can expect when you choose us for your loved one's cremation:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our custody-of-care program helps safeguard the identification of your loved one from the time we bring them into our care until the time we return them to your family. We check, cross-check and check again, every step of the way.
  • Exclusive custody of your loved one. We use only crematories owned and operated by Dignity Memorial® providers or trusted partners. Once your loved one is in our custody or that of a trusted partner, they’re in our care until they’re returned to your family.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial crematory operators are licensed and certified by Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Only one person at a time is cremated, and the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated.

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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.

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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.

"Very well done."

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October 2022

"My father's passing was sudden and unexpected, so choosing a funeral home was the furthest thing from my mind when I was first talking to the local police. It was an officer who first kindly said 'Cory at Brown's is wonderful to deal with and very supportive,' and I am so, so glad that that was the choice that I ended up going with. I could email a

question whenever it popped into my mind, received quick and thorough responses, and felt that my father's remains were being treated with such dignity and care. There were no questions to which Cory did not know the answer, and for a time when everything could have felt overwhelming, I felt as organized and cared for as could be. I am most grateful that such an experience could end up being so positive."

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October 2022

"Cory and staff go over and above expectations for the family. They make you feel welcome and at ease during such a difficult time. I cannot express how much I appreciate the service and how easy they make the process. They are truly exceptional people and caring."

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August 2022

"Staff is fantastic and caring."

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April 2022

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