Funeral and cremation

JA Snow Funeral Home


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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.







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Free Funeral Planning Resources

Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.

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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.


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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