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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.

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.







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.

"From start to finish, everything was perfect. I have not received this level of service and professionalism from anyone in a long time. Exceptional!"

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September 2020

"J A Snow handled all our needs in a very compassionate and dignified way. They took care of everything from donating brain tissue, to cremation, using there facilities for the service because of Covid 19 restrictions, the burial and afterwards taking care of notifications to government agencies etc. very professional but compassionate too."

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August 2020

"The warm greetings and excellent staff who engage you from the front end staff all the way through."

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

August 2020

"Lorraine and all the staff at Snow's are very friendly, calm and relaxed. They were very helpful in anticipating my needs and went the extra mile when I had a special request. The preparation of Moms body was absolutely perfect."

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

July 2020

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