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At Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel, we've been serving families of all faiths and cultural backgrounds with personalized services since 1937. Located in downtown St. Catharines, our facilities feature spacious visitation suites equipped with multimedia equipment for video presentations, a comfortable chapel accommodating up to 135 guests and ample parking.

Personal service

Unique features at Hulse & English Funeral Home & ChapelOur professional, experienced and dedicated staff provides exceptional, compassionate care to families at a difficult time in their lives. At Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel, we believe that funeral services should reflect the lives of those being honoured, and we strive to create meaningful tributes to those who have meant so much to family and friends.

Trusted provider

We are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network. When you choose Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel as your provider, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated establishment, but also the benefits you deserve from the largest network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services in North America.


Front exterior building at Hulse & English Funeral Home & ChapelAs one of Ontario's most traditional and beautifully appointed funeral establishments, Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel is a valued historic component of the St. Catharines community. We've had the honour of serving St. Catharines families for more than 150 years.

Furniture and undertaking

Our funeral home was founded on December 12, 1834, by Thomas McIntyre, a young Scottish-born furniture maker. Within a few years, the company branched into undertaking with Thomas McIntyre's son, John, forming a partnership in the 1870s. Eventually, undertaking became the sole interest of the firm.

Growing the business

The McIntyre family ownership ended in 1928, when Percy Hulse purchased the business, and moved it to its present location at 75 Church Street in the former St. Paul Street United Church manse. Adoption of our present name, Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel, occurred in 1936 with the admission of William English to the partnership.

Chapels and amenities

Chapel at Hulse & English Funeral Home & ChapelIn 1941, a spacious English Gothic chapel was added, including a custom-designed Casavant pipe organ. Ian Russell became a partner of William English in 1973 and acquired sole ownership of Hulse & English Funeral Home & Chapel 5 years later. Under Ian Russell’s ownership, adjacent properties were purchased for parking facilities and an addition to the funeral home was completed to accommodate the growing business.

Today, we employ more than a dozen employees, who are involved in and conscientiously serve the community of St. Catharines.

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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.

"The staff were very compassionate from planning to burial through these trying times. Having someone help with all the government paperwork was an added plus, making sure nothing was missed."

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January 2021

"With COVID, it's a very unique time to lose a loved one. However, Hulse & English were amazing. They were ultra professional and often anticipated our needs before we were aware of them. At the post-funeral appointment, our counsellor even helped us understand all of the items we'd need to do for my mom (i.e. finding life insurance, cancelling car insurance, etc.). It was most welcome."

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September 2020

"Hulse and English was very helpful ,informative,caring,to me during my time of need.I want to give special recognition to Corina for all her love and concern towards me and how she went above and beyond to meet my need.Also ,thank you to Rick for all his help,he was very helpful to my cause."

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September 2020

"Wonderful customer service."

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September 2020

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