About

Vancouver Memorial Services and Crematorium has provided funeral, cremation and burial services in Vancouver, British Columbia, for more than 100 years. Vancouver is a melting pot, and in our decades of service, we have cared for families all backgrounds, cultures and religions.

A welcoming chapel and on-site crematorium

Chapel at Vancouver Memorial Services and CrematoriumOur cozy non-denominational chapel seats 50 guests in traditional wooden pews. The funeral home team is well-versed in a wide variety of funeral customs and rites and is committed to honouring your family's personal preferences and traditions.

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.

In response to the evolving needs of families, we offer an on-site crematorium with a cremation viewing area. This crematorium provides the peace of mind of knowing that your loved one never leaves our care. 

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 person's passions, personality and individuality. We take all of the things that made a person special, 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. Our professional catering service can handle anything from light appetizers and refreshments to a formal dinner with waiter service.

The cemetery

The cemetery at Vancouver Memorial Services and Crematorium is a beautiful place.

Columbarium at Vancouver Memorial Services and CrematoriumAs 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. Indoor columbaria have beautiful glass front-niches that can be personalized with photographs, flowers, mementos and keepsakes for a unique and lasting memorial.

Choosing a final resting spot can be 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.

Contact us

Please call us for any reason. We promise to be here for you day or night.

History

Vancouver Memorial Services and Crematorium was established in 1912. It was the first crematorium built in Western Canada. The Vancouver Cremation Society constructed the facility 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 service to the community, the building was designated a Heritage Building in 1991.

After changing hands several times, the Vancouver crematorium was sold to the Simpson family in 1916, who operated it for more than 60 years. In the mid-1980s, the Simpsons sold the business. Today, Vancouver Memorial Services and Crematorium is a member of the Dignity Memorial® family.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

"Our experience was exceptional mostly in part to Merv who was very kind and professional. He has a calm and friendly way of helping families during a difficult time. We felt no pressure at any time and there was a sense of transparency around all costs. Highly recommend."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

August 2021

"Sensitive, compassionate care in very difficult circumstances."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

April 2021

"A family member passed away. Although we were on top of things we were reassured and guided in the best way on how to proceed. Our family was grateful for their guidance and empathy. First class establishment!"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

March 2021

"This is the second time we've used their services and would heartily recommend them for prompt and professional services. The level of care and consideration we experienced was exceptional."

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March 2021

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