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About

First Memorial Funeral Services® has served British Columbia families for more than 5 decades. We work with families from Nanaimo, Ladysmith and Parksville-Qualicum, giving warm, compassionate and friendly care. Throughout the years, thousands of families have trusted us to provide funeral and cremation services tailored to their needs.

Experience you can trust

We recognize that losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things that can happen to a person. Our staff assists with planning funeral or cremation arrangements in advance or at the time of need. Our associates—including several licensed funeral directors—have many years of experience, and our location is centrally situated, easily accessible from all areas of Mid Vancouver Island.

Caring for the community and your family

First Memorial Funeral Services is a member of the Better Business Bureau, the Funeral Service Association of British Columbia and Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce. Our associates are proud to be part of Nanaimo, participating in events around Vancouver Island.

The First Memorial Funeral Services team strives to meet your individual needs and create a memorial as unique as your loved one. Please contact us if you need assistance, wish to schedule a tour of the Nanaimo funeral home or would like information about our services. 

History

First Memorial Funeral Services began serving the Nanaimo area in 1973, from a small funeral home in the district of Cedar at the south end of the city. The need for a location in the heart of the city and a larger facility prompted the 1983 construction of the current funeral home and chapel at 1720 Bowen Road.

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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. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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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.

"As mentioned earlier, the intelligent interaction of your staff from the first moment of contact and throughout the entire process."

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

October 2020

"Having lost my partner and my little brother and a couple of months before my dad... these people were so understanding and patient... I do recommend their services... JR"

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

October 2020

"The funeral home picked up my Mother from Hospital only a few hours after her passing and kept her safe until cremation that was such a relief and feeling of calamity for me in a very difficult time."

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

September 2020

"Our family was so pleased with the service we received before and after our mother's memorial. Ron Whyte went above and beyond our expectations to ease our journey through this difficult time. We have so much gratitude for our very positive experience."

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

September 2020

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Meet Our Team

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  • Nanaimo Funeral Home Manager -  First Memorial Funeral Services

    RJ Whyte

    General Manager
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    Kerstin Elizabeth Bolseng

    Funeral Director
  • Nanaimo Funeral Home Funeral Director -  First Memorial Funeral Services

    Karen Geck

    Funeral Director
  • Port Alberni Funeral Home Funeral Director -  Chapel of Memories Funeral Directors

    Taylor Anne Marie Poulin

    Funeral Director
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