First Memorial Funeral Services® Victoria, located at 1155 Fort Street in Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, opened in 1989 as a complement to the existing location in Saanich. This allows for greater travel convenience and more choice for our client families.
Formerly known as Cunningham Funeral Chapel and, before that, Chaplins Funeral Services, the building was renovated to facilitate the needs of our area families. First Memorial Funeral Services Victoria is situated just 5 blocks from the center of downtown Victoria, with its beautiful shops and restaurants, famous buildings, busy harbour and world-famous flowers.
- Catered Receptions
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Multicultural Funerals
Convenient and comfortable
Our funeral home accommodates all religious needs at either our comfortable chapel or at an alternative venue of your choosing. Our chapel seats 100 guests, with room for additional seating. The chapel and surrounding areas are wheelchair accessible. Our funeral home includes 4 arrangement offices and a convenient parking lot that adjoins the building.
We offer a full range of caskets and cremation alternatives, as well as urns and cemetery options. Many service options are available and include guest registers, service and acknowledgement cards, memorial portraits and floral arrangements. All card and guest-register printing is completed in-house by our administrative staff.
Over the years and as times changed, so have the needs of the families we serve. Following a more formal ceremony, you might like to hold an informal gathering with family and friends. To accommodate this request, First Memorial Funeral Services Victoria features a beautiful reception room, the Holly Room, which is adjacent to the chapel. This room is designed in an upbeat fashion with a bright Mediterranean décor and natural skylight. A courtyard features tables and benches for outdoor usage as well.
Unique to Vancouver Island and centrally located in the Royal Oak area of Victoria, the Garden of Memories is dedicated to the memorialization of those who have chosen cremation. Within the gardens, we offer individual, companion and family options that include above-ground niches, memorial benches, urn gardens and tree estates. Designed to provide every family selecting cremation with a suitable place for permanent memorialization.
First Memorial Funeral Services Victoria is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau and the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce.
We cherish the community we serve and invite you to join us for our upcoming events.
Conversations That Matter Now
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
FIVE conversations that need to happen before you die – while you are still alive and kicking. Learn what these are and why they are important for your family’s grief journey.
Photos with Santa
presented by Dignity Memorial & the Victoria Humane Society
Come have a picture taken with Santa – pets, kids, you... everyone is welcome!
Reflections Candlelight Service
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
The holidays are a difficult time for many people who have lost a loved one. The staff at First Memorial Funeral Services invites you and your family to attend a special candlelight service in honour of those who have passed away, and to add comfort to those who are left to cherish their memories.
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Come and learn about 7 effective and practical ways to bring your loved one closer to you this Christmas – even though they have died and you are missing them.
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"The services provided were wonderful. We had support and caring help out such a difficult time. All of the notification and paperwork were complete with in 48 hours, amazing, competent staff."
"Very kind and helpful staff"
"At a stressful time and in an unrehearsed situation, this situation was handled as well as it could possibly have been first memorial provided outstanding service to me."
"Everyone went out of their way to see our needs were met - celebration was fabulous!"
"To be clear, my mother had a pre-paid plan, so we dealt with first memorial. The service was excellent, but I did not really choose the service, it was all pre-arranged"