At Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel, we've been serving families of all faiths and cultural backgrounds with personalized services since 1937. Located in downtown St. Catharines, our facilities feature spacious visitation suites equipped with multimedia equipment for video presentations, a comfortable chapel accommodating up to 135 guests and ample parking.
- Catered Receptions
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Multicultural Funerals
Our professional, experienced and dedicated staff provides exceptional, compassionate care to families at a difficult time in their lives. At Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel, we believe that funeral services should reflect the lives of those being honoured, and we strive to create meaningful tributes to those who have meant so much to family and friends.
We are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network. When you choose Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel as your provider, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated establishment, but also the benefits you deserve from the largest network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services in North America.
As one of Ontario's most traditional and beautifully appointed funeral establishments, Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel is a valued historic component of the St. Catharines community. We've had the honour of serving St. Catharines families for more than 150 years.
Furniture and undertaking
Our funeral home was founded on December 12, 1834, by Thomas McIntyre, a young Scottish-born furniture maker. Within a few years, the company branched into undertaking with Thomas McIntyre's son, John, forming a partnership in the 1870s. Eventually, undertaking became the sole interest of the firm.
Growing the business
The McIntyre family ownership ended in 1928, when Percy Hulse purchased the business, and moved it to its present location at 75 Church Street in the former St. Paul Street United Church manse. Adoption of our present name, Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel, occurred in 1936 with the admission of William English to the partnership.
Chapels and amenities
In 1941, a spacious English Gothic chapel was added, including a custom-designed Casavant pipe organ. Ian Russell became a partner of William English in 1973 and acquired sole ownership of Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel 5 years later. Under Ian Russell’s ownership, adjacent properties were purchased for parking facilities and an addition to the funeral home was completed to accommodate the growing business.
Today, we employ more than a dozen employees, who are involved in and conscientiously serve the community of St. Catharines.
"Only issue was the banner on the flowers should have said superman but had two languages"
"The whole process was handled very professional from start to finish. Such a comfort and relief to know everything would be looked after. Thank you."
"Mothers was to be a closed casket. We requested no hair or make up done. Staff decided otherwise & went ahead - we were so glad as mother was beautiful & should have been so to meet her maker!"
"Staff was very courteous. Suggested flowers to be given to children's center of which my sister would have approved."
"Your staff went out of their way for me. I am an 32 yr old widow. We had a snow storm, plenty of snow. They came for me, and on returning home, they shovled my driveway. Amazing."