About

Since opening in 1935, Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Swackhamer Chapel has provided funeral, burial and cremation services to families in Dundas and surrounding areas. In nearly 85 years, our commitment to a high standard of compassionate care has remained unchanged and yet our funeral home has always responded to the changing needs of our community.

Unique and memorable funeral services

Lobby at Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation CentreAll of our services are designed to give families peace of mind at one of the most challenging times in their lives. Our experienced staff knows just how to bring your loved one's final wishes to reality. We offer everything from a traditional church funeral and cemetery burial to a modern celebration of life with live music, catering and a send-off that reflects the personality and passions of yourself or your loved one. Do you want a dove release for your grandmother? You got it. How about personalized golf balls as a tribute to your dad? Whatever you imagine, we fulfill your vision with flair and expertise.

A caring, engaged staff

Our team's presence is known and felt within the close-knit Dundas community, where we work hard to be a good neighbor. We host an annual Easter memorial service to celebrate the lives of those served over the past year. Members of the staff are involved in community organizations such as Dundas Civitan Club, Dundas Lions Club and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 36. We also regularly participate in events such as the annual Lioness Fish Fry and the annual Cactus Fest. Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation Centre also operates in Hamilton.

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Chapel at Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation CentrePlease contact us if you need immediate help planning a funeral or would like more information about our services, including planning arrangements in advance.

History

In 1935, Charles Mitson purchased the Albert J. Brown Funeral Home, located at 171 King Street W., and began building a new funeral home at the present location, just a few doors down, at 195 King Street W. In December of 1959, Charles sold his funeral home to James Donald (J.D.) Marlatt, who owned the J.B. Marlatt Funeral Home in Hamilton. The Mitson-Marlatt Funeral Home, as it became known, was renamed J.B. Marlatt Funeral Home when Charles died in August 1970.

Entrance at Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation CentreScott Marlatt assumed ownership of both funeral homes after his father, J.D., died in 1973. In 1985, Scott sold the Dundas and Hamilton funeral homes, and in 2006, both Marlatt funeral homes became part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers. Our name changed to Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Swackhamer Chapel when we absorbed the Swackhamer Blanchford & Wray Funeral Home in Hamilton in 2009.

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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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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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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.

"Assured us that everything had been organized by my father and explained costs and coverage. Contacted White Chapel to make sure the cremation and interment were organized."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

June 2021

"It's overwhelming when you lose a loved one and so many details to consider. It certainly gave me peace of mind knowing these professionals were there to help me through each decision with expert advice."

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May 2021

"The entire staff create an atmosphere of friendliness and caring. They really make it very comfortable and easy to proceed with everything."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

February 2021

"I was treated kindly, with dignity, and my questions were answered promptly and completely. Pricing quoted to my uncle and then me was consistent and fair. I wasn't able to be there for my father's interment due to COVID-19, a closed border between the United States and Canada for most travel, and a 14 day quarantine once in Ontario. That is why I couldn't comment about the day of interment being personal and unique. My uncle and his son did witness the interment and were treated very kindly. Rebecca even took a picture of them so that it could be sent to me along with the other pictures my uncle took of the interment that day. In addition, my uncle was provided with some proof of death certificates in case he needed them."

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November 2020

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