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.

Amenities

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Cremation

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Simple can still mean exceptional. Let us show you how.

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

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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.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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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.

"was unaware there would be funds returned and was pleasantly surprised with same. I had both parents pass within 10 months of each other and the experience for both was a 10."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

September 2021

"Wonderful experience. Staff very welcoming and professional"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

September 2021

"Respectful attention to our needs…… well done"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

August 2021

"I live in NovaScotia so there was great distance. The service provided was excellent. I thank Taylor for her great service and my Brothers , Robert Harvey ashes arrived here on the day Taylor said they would at Lindsay,s funeral home in Windsor NS. Thank you for making the experience for my loss as easy as possible. Dorothy Martin"

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August 2021

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