Gates, Kingsley & Gates Praiswater Mortuary has provided affordable and compassionate funeral and cremation services to Canoga Park, California, and its surrounding communities for nearly a century. All of our services are designed to help our client families through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
- Recently renovated
- Large capacity chapel up to 250
- Piano/organ on site
- Coffee lounge
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Option for mail delivery of ashes
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Arrangements by phone and email
Complete funeral planning without needing a funeral home visit
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
- Black car service
- Police escort available
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Latin music selections
- Incense burning
- Shomer available
- Ritual washing
Other Languages Spoken
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Serving the diverse needs of the San Fernando Valley
Our location on Canoga Avenue is adjacent to Warner Center and serves our diverse California community. We regularly hold Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu and Muslim services, in addition to Christian and non-denominational services. Our motto "Celebrate a Life" makes each service unique and personalized.
Gates, Kingsley & Gates Praiswater Mortuary's modern facility welcomes families of all sizes and provides an inviting space to hold customized celebrations of life. All cremations are performed at our dedicated, company-owned crematory that's close by. We are always dedicated to providing your family with compassionate, professional and personal service.
Compassionate, caring funeral home
We are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose Gates, Kingsley & Gates Praiswater Mortuary, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated establishment, but also the value you deserve from the largest and network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services in North America.
Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, or if you would like more information about our services.
In the community
Gates, Kingsley & Gates Praiswater Mortuary is actively involved in the San Fernando Valley community. We support the Valley Performing Arts Center and belong to our local Chamber of Commerce. We also support the LAPD Topanga Division Cadets and The Guadalupe Center in Canoga Park.
An informative community outreach program is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1pm to provide information to our families. To join us, please call (818) 348-3354.
The Praiswater Family opened their funeral home in what was then Owensmouth in the west San Fernando Valley. The Gates & Kingsley Families opened their Santa Monica funeral home in 1933 and built their Canoga Park location in 1961. Throughout the years, families have trusted us to honor their loved ones with services that uniquely reflect their lives.
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"Overall it was just a lovely experience for such a sad occasion."
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