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About

Since 1938, Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre has provided funeral and cremation services to our neighbours in the Kenora District.

Welcoming funeral home

Our warm and welcoming funeral home is located on 2nd Street South, just minutes from Lake of the Woods, and 2 blocks east of Main Street. We appreciate the diverse population of Kenora and welcome people of all faiths and cultural backgrounds, including Ukrainians, Scandinavians, Scottish, English, Germans, Greeks, Poles and Filipinos, as well as numerous First Nations communities.

Personable and memorable funeral services

We know losing a loved one is hard, and we're here to guide you through planning a funeral or memorial every step of the way. Our goal with every service is to leave an indelible mark of a life well lived. Our commitment is to bring your vision or your loved one's final wishes to reality.

We offer everything from a traditional funeral service at a church, graveside or elsewhere, to a no-holds-barred celebration of life, complete with live music, catering and a heart-warming send-off that reflects the passions of yourself or your loved one.

From finding just the right decor to ordering personalized mementos, we go the extra mile to capture the unique essence of every individual.

A trusted friend and neighbour

As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre gives you not only the familiar attention you expect from a locally operated funeral home but also the value and quality assurance you deserve by way of a network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers.

We are here for you day or night. Please call us for immediate assistance planning a funeral or to find out more about our funeral, burial and cremation services.

History

Founder A.M. “Sandy” Brown established Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre in 1938. He ran the business until his retirement in 1966, when he turned it over to his daughter, Heather, and son-in-law, Paul Kitt.

In 1983, Paul and Heather retired and moved to Sioux Narrows after selling the funeral home. In 2006, Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre became a member of the Dignity Memorial network. Today, we serve an area of 12,000 square miles, providing funeral, burial and cremation services to approximately 25,000 residents.

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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.

"Browns Kenora, my family and I were beyond surprised by every encounter with Cory, Katherine and all of the staff at this establishment. They went above and beyond at every opportunity to make everything beautiful and simplistic for our family. I have been in customer service over 20 years and have rarely in a lifetime experienced this level of relentless and genuine customer care. Even after the bill was sorted, they continued to be amazing and kind beyond measure. Browns Kenora, we are forever grateful for all you have done for us and you will be our only option in the future. You are valued beyond words, thank you so much."

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January 2021

"Cory's professionalism is outstanding. He is kind and compassionate and we truly felt cared for. He really made a huge difference in such a tragic time in our lives. We will be forever grateful."

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December 2020

"The atmosphere is quiet and calm, the staff take care of so many items that you don't even think of. There isn't any pressure and they are all compassionate and very caring. They go above and beyond to take care of not only your loved one, but the family as well."

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September 2020

"All was done with professionalism and compassion! We felt that all was handled in a timely manner! We did not feel rushed to make decisions!!"

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August 2020

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