About

Since opening in 1919, Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation Centre has provided funeral, burial and cremation services to families in Hamilton and surrounding areas.

Decades of tradition

For nearly 100 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. All of our services are designed to give families peace of mind at one of the most challenging times in their lives.

Personalized service

Chapel at Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation CentreOur 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. Whatever you imagine, we fulfill your vision with flair and expertise.

Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation Centre also operates in Dundas. Please contact us if you need immediate help planning a funeral or would like more information about our services, including planning ahead.

History

Ezekiel Marlatt and his son, James Charles Marlatt, opened Marlatt Funeral Home in Grimsby around 1865. James’s son, James Bertram, moved the business from Grimsby to Hamilton in 1919. He soon partnered with the firm of A.H. Dodsworth, and the funeral home became known as Dodsworth, Marlatt & Brown.

When James Bertram left Dodsworth, Marlatt & Brown he opened another funeral home, which he called J.B. Marlatt Funeral Home, at our current location, 615 Main St. E. Two months later, he passed away suddenly. James’s son, James Donald (J.D.) Marlatt, took over the business.

In 1959, J.D. bought a second funeral home, Mitson Funeral Home in Dundas, and operated it as Mitson-Marlatt Funeral Home. J.D. pass away in 1973, and his son, Scott Marlatt, operated both funeral homes until selling them in 1985 to the Loewen Group. In 2006, Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation Centre became part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers.

Amenities

Location

Cremation

Service

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

Learn More
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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

1-800-Flowers

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

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Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

Learn More
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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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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.

"Everyone if focused to do they best. Thank you for everything."

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

June 2021

"Thank you very much to all of the staff at Marlatt Funeral Home, especially Rebecca. Every thing you did was appreciated by our family."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

June 2021

"I can't think of anything that was overlooked, forgotten or not taken care of. These people excel at the service they provide."

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

June 2021

"Very pleased with the outstanding care and compassion provided by Marlatt Funeral Home during a very difficult time for our family."

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June 2021

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