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Foster's Garden Chapel & Crematorium provides funeral, cremation and memorial services in Calgary and surrounding areas.

Chapel at Foster's Garden Chapel & Crematorium

Chapel at Foster's Garden Chapel & CrematoriumLocated on 4th Street Northwest, the funeral home is just a 20-minute drive from Calgary International Airport, with a public transit stop near our front entrance. The chapel's exit leading to our climate-controlled concourse provides comfortable funeral vehicle access throughout the year. The entire building is wheelchair accessible.

The chapel and fireside lounge

Foster's Garden Chapel & Crematorium has a distinctly warm and comforting environment. Our 23,500-square-foot Tudor-style building includes one of the larger funeral chapels in Calgary. It seats 250 people and has lovely 16-foot stained-glass windows that span floor to ceiling. The chapel features oak pews and a cathedral-style ceiling, creating excellent acoustics. Families have a choice of organ or digital grand piano for musical accompaniment.

Lobby at Foster's Garden Chapel & CrematoriumWhether gathering for visitations, as a family before a service or for a reception, our fireside lounge is a warm, comfortable place to meet. Central to the room is a floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace.

On-site crematory and convenient cemetery

Foster's Garden Chapel & Crematorium is located directly across from Queen’s Park Cemetery. We’re experienced at coordinating burial needs with this cemetery and others throughout Calgary and the surrounding area. For families choosing cremation, we have an on-site crematorium.

The Foster's team celebrates life

Sitting area at Foster's Garden Chapel & CrematoriumWe pride ourselves on having compassionate and sincere associates who embody a deep commitment to caring. They are experienced in serving people of many faiths, cultures and backgrounds.

We've adapted to the diverse needs and wants of the community when it comes to funerals and celebration of life services. Though many families choose traditional funeral services, the team also offers contemporary options and personalized services.

If desired, our Dignity Memorial® celebrant will visit with your family, discover the story of your loved one and create a ceremony that beautifully incorporates their hobbies, passions and spirit. The creative possibilities are endless.

Asian services and burning room

Foster's Garden Chapel & Crematorium is specially equipped for services for Asian and Buddhist families. A room with a fireplace is conveniently located adjacent to our chapel to accommodate traditional burning ceremonies with the maximum safety and comfort.

Our team has extensive experience in planning ceremonies according to Chinese traditions as well. Even for Canadians who are 2nd- and 3rd-generation Chinese, we can offer guidance in traditional customs. If your family members speak only Chinese, let us know and we can bring in someone who speaks fluent Chinese.

Community involvement and events

Reception room at Foster's Garden Chapel & CrematoriumAt Foster’s Garden Chapel & Crematorium, we are committed to helping others and take great pride in giving back to our community. Every year we host our Easter Egg Hunt, Children’s Costume Party and Stampede Barbeque. We support local charities through our annual Charity Garage Sale as well as other events.

We also take great pride in offering our annual Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service to families we have served throughout the year and anyone in the community who wishes to attend.

Here for you

Whether you need immediate assistance or would like to know more about our services, please contact us. At Foster's Garden Chapel & Crematorium, we are here for you.

History

Front exterior building at Foster's Garden Chapel & CrematoriumThe founder of what is now Foster's Garden Chapel & Crematorium was Cy Foster. He opened his original funeral home on 16th Avenue Northwest in Calgary, under the name Foster’s Garden Chapel on a freezing December 3, 1956. He had 7 calls that first month, 15 the next and 300 by the end of the first year.

The funeral home business grows

Over the years, Cy partnered with the Gooder Brothers to open 2 other funeral homes: Cy Foster-Gooder’s Chapel on the Hill (located at 1708 16th Ave. NW) and Cy Foster-Gooder Hillside Chapel (located at 1635 17th Ave. SW).

In the 1980s, Foster's decided to open a new funeral home that would be an amalgamation of the 3 original funeral homes. Construction at our present location, across from Queen’s Park Cemetery, began in 1988. The new Foster's Garden Chapel & Crematorium opened on July 27, 1989.

Upholding a tradition

Though it’s been decades since Cy opened his first funeral home, the team at Foster's Garden Chapel & Crematorium upholds his commitment to helping families through the emotional challenges of planning funerals, cremations and burials.

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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.

"We have always been so impressed with Foster's staff. Sadly this will have been our 4rth family ceremony and have always felt the professionalism, care and compassion of the Foster's team during such a difficult time. We have always been confident with the services provided by Foster's staff and genuinely feel as though they were caring for their own family members. Foster's will continue to serve our family and we highly recommend to any family who is faced with the loss of a loved one."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

January 2021

"this an excellent facility to use in your time of need. you will be taken care of promptly and courteously at all times.can't say enough about the staff"

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January 2021

"The funeral home and director were exceptional and made a difficult time respectful and easy."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

January 2021

"The staff at Fosters Garden Chapel were very caring, compassionate and understanding to the needs of my family. They provided professionalism and guidance in helping with all that we needed during this difficult time."

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December 2020

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