About

First Memorial Funeral Services® has served British Columbia families for more than 5 decades. We work with families from Nanaimo, Ladysmith and Parksville-Qualicum, giving warm, compassionate and friendly care. Throughout the years, thousands of families have trusted us to provide funeral and cremation services tailored to their needs.

Experience you can trust

We recognize that losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things that can happen to a person. Our staff assists with planning funeral or cremation arrangements in advance or at the time of need. Our associates—including several licensed funeral directors—have many years of experience, and our location is centrally situated, easily accessible from all areas of Mid Vancouver Island.

Caring for the community and your family

First Memorial Funeral Services is a member of the Better Business Bureau, the Funeral Service Association of British Columbia and Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce. Our associates are proud to be part of Nanaimo, participating in events around Vancouver Island.

The First Memorial Funeral Services team strives to meet your individual needs and create a memorial as unique as your loved one. Please contact us if you need assistance, wish to schedule a tour of the Nanaimo funeral home or would like information about our services. 

History

First Memorial Funeral Services began serving the Nanaimo area in 1973, from a small funeral home in the district of Cedar at the south end of the city. The need for a location in the heart of the city and a larger facility prompted the 1983 construction of the current funeral home and chapel at 1720 Bowen Road.

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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.

"My mothers arrangements where prepaid many years in advance. Even though I am sure First Memorial lost money on the services provided there was no hesitation to do what was required to take care of the arrangements. In fact they covered the cost of some transportation that was not covered in the prepaid arrangements"

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July 2022

"At one of the lowest moments in my life Karen Greck from 1st memorial was a beacon of kindness and understanding. I could not have been treated better anywhere. My son and myself were so appreciative of their guidance and assistance with matters that over whelm you. Thank you so much."

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May 2022

"Staff at First Memorial were outstanding, compassionate and gentle. Thank you Ron Whyte and Tyler and team."

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March 2022

"A very comforting experience with First Memorial. I had no idea how helpful the guidance of the staff would be in such a overwhelming time. Many thanks to you all!"

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