Vancouver Memorial Services and Crematorium has provided cremation and funeral services in the Vancouver, British Columbia, community for more than 100 years. It is located on the grounds of Vancouver Crematorium Cemetery. Together, the 2 locations allow families to take care of all their funeral and cemetery needs.
The cemetery and funeral homes teams have developed strong relationships with Vancouver's diverse, multicultural community and serve families all backgrounds, cultures and religions.
- Crematorium On-Site
- Event Space
- Funeral Celebrants
- Multicultural Funerals
Vancouver is a melting pot of families from all cultures, backgrounds and faiths. Our cozy non-denominational chapel seats 50 guest and accommodates both small family or community gatherings and a final ceremony for multicultural services. Our funeral home team is well-versed in a wide variety of funeral customs and rites and is committed to honouring your family's traditions.
On-site crematorium for your cremation needs
In response to the evolving needs of our families, we offer an on-site crematorium with a cremation viewing area. Our on-site crematorium offers families peace of mind as it ensures your loved one never leaves our care.
Cremation is important in certain religions and cultures, and more and more people are choosing cremation over more traditional burial options, but most people aren’t familiar with all of their choices when it comes to cremation. You may choose a direct cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind; a funeral with the body present, followed by cremation; or a cremation followed by a cemetery service or a celebration of life.
Let's celebrate life
Every person's life deserves to be celebrated in a unique way. Our imaginative team excels at planning one-of-a-kind tributes that celebrate a loved one's passions, personality and individuality. We take all of the things that make a person loved, such as a lifelong hobby, favourite colour or treasured poem, and string them together to create an unforgettable memorial.
Imagine transforming our chapel into an art gallery with her paintings on our walls. Envision a motorcycle processional with his beloved bike leading the way. There are as many ways to celebrate a life as there are stars in the sky. If you provide the inspiration, we'll take care of the rest.
Leave the cooking to us, too. With our professional catering service, we can handle anything from light appetizers and refreshments to a formal dinner with waiter service.
Vancouver Memorial Services and Crematorium was established in 1912 and was the first crematorium built in Western Canada. The Vancouver Cremation Society constructed the crematorium within Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver’s oldest cemetery, located at the corner of 41st Avenue and Fraser.
The crematorium was initially painted bright pink. Thanks to its Art Deco design and tradition of long standing service to the community, the building was proudly designated a Heritage Building in 1991.
After changing hands several times, the Vancouver Crematorium was sold to the Simpson family in 1916, which operated it over 60 years. In the mid 1980s, the Simpsons sold the business. Today, Vancouver Memorial Services and Crematorium a member of the Dignity Memorial® family.
Vancouver Crematorium Cemetery
Vancouver Crematorium Cemetery is a beautiful final resting spot for loved ones. We specialize in providing cremation memorialization options for families who choose cremation.
Many cremation memorialization options
As you wander the cemetery grounds, you'll find many choices for memorializing cremated remains, including a Japanese niche wall, outdoor niche walls and the Rose Garden Scattering area. We also have indoor columbaria with beautiful glass front-niches. These niches can be personalized with photographs, flowers, mementos and keepsakes for a unique and lasting memorial.
Choosing a final resting spot is a difficult and emotional decision. Our cemetery team will guide you through all the cemetery property options available and answer any questions you may have.
Vancouver Memorial Services and Crematorium & Vancouver Crematorium Cemetery are members of the Dignity Memorial network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers, offering compassionate care and personalized service you can trust.
Please call us for any reason at all. We promise to be there for you in your time of need.