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    100% Service Guarantee

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    Flexible event space

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    Celebration of Life center

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    Flexible chapel space

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    Large capacity chapel up to 250

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About

For more than 135 years, J.A. Snow Funeral Home—originally Snow & Company Undertaker—has provided funeral, memorial, burial, cremation, and cemetery services to families in the Halifax area. Through the years, our commitment to compassionate care has remained unchanged, while our services have evolved with needs of the community.

Compassionate personal service

We offer a range of services from a full traditional funeral ceremony 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. We go the extra mile to make it happen—from finding just the right flowers to ordering personalized mementos.

Accommodating location

Our 19,000-square-foot funeral home on Lacewood Drive is a comfortable place for planning, visitations, religious and non-religious services and other gatherings. Our visitation suites, reception centre, chapel and multipurpose room all have audio-visual equipment designed to help highlight life stories with modern, multimedia presentations, which we are happy to put together for you.

Because we aim to exceed expectations, we offer a courtesy shuttle to people who need transportation to make funeral arrangements or attend a visitation, service or special event, and we are the only funeral home in Halifax providing complimentary dove releases.

Trusted provider

As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, J.A. Snow Funeral Home gives you not only the warm, familiar attention you expect from a locally operated funeral home but also the exceptional service you deserve by way of North America's largest network of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery service providers.

We invite you to call us for immediate assistance or to learn more about planning ahead. If you are a police officer, firefighter or EMT, ask about our public servants program.

History

Established in Halifax in 1883 as Snow & Company Undertaker, J.A. Snow Funeral Home is the area's oldest and most trusted funeral home. Our history is intertwined with that of the city of Halifax itself, as we played an important role in the recovery effort and burials resulting from the sinking of the "RMS Titanic" in 1912 and the Halifax Explosion of 1917. (In the wake of the latter tragedy, Snow & Company performed funeral services at an astounding rate of 30 to 40 a day.)

Until 1973, J.A. Snow Funeral Home was located on Argyle Street, overlooking the Parade Square. At that time, 4th-generation owner John Snow and his business partner, Don Mackay, moved J.A. Snow Funeral Home to a new, modern facility on Windsor Street.

Growing with our community

In 2006, the funeral home became part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery service providers. In 2009, J.A. Snow Funeral Home moved to its current location on Lacewood Drive so that it could better serve Halifax's rapidly growing Bedford, Spryfield, Sackville, Fall River, Lakeside and Timberlea communities.

As the company evolved, so did our range of funeral options. At J.A. Snow Funeral Home, we confidently help you create a tribute that truly reflects the personality and passions of yourself or your loved one.

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100% SERVICE GUARANTEE

At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully.

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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 felt a personal connection with Melissa and the whole team. They listened to our needs and provided advise that was needed and appreciated."

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January 2021

"Melissa and Caroline were very helpful, warm and professional. We always felt we were in good hands. That gave us great peace of mind."

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January 2021

"In 2013 I was faced with loosing my Wife, Father and other family members all at once. J.A. Snow's Funeral home were close to my home so I contacted them. The information I was provided at the time was detailed, professional and at no time did I feel pressured. Within months I required these services for my Wife and Father. Then six years later for my mother. Pre planning everything made the loss of my family member's much easier to deal with. Snow's STAFF made the without question made the difference. There is never a right time to loose of a loved one. I cannot stress enough the importance of pre planning!! It made dealing with the loss of my wife so much easier for me. Then again, 50 days later for my Father. I had so many concerns when my wife passed as any husband would. Every time I had a question, concern or worry, Snow's staff were there for me. My Mother passed unexpectly on Dec 21st 2020. I had made a very small request, and stated there was no rush on. To have Snow's Call me on Christmas Eve to not only preform my request, but to deliver it to my home was above and beyond. This was something that easily could have waited and was not required right away. This small gesture certainly confirmed to me that Snow's staff did indeed care about my loved one. Pre Planning my own and now new partner's funeral we will be doing with Snow's right away. I do not want my son to have to wonder and worry about things for me in the future. No one likes to face things like this, but I can never explain how this process made me feel so comfortable, being able to carry out the wishes of my family members and not having to be stressed. there are no words that I can use to express my thanks to J.A. Snows Staff."

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

January 2021

"We are heartbroken by the death of our loved one but we have been treated with empathy and professionalism. So appreciated."

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

December 2020

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