About

Founded in 1996, Jerrett Life Celebration Centre has been an important part of the Thornhill community for more than a decade. We are the youngest member of the Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes family and are proud to offer the families of Thornhill, Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill and Greater Toronto the same excellence and quality funeral care as families have come to expect from funeral homes in the Jerrett group since the mid-1930s.

Communities served in Thornhill

  • Markham
  • Richmond Hill
  • Thornhill
  • Toronto
  • Vaughan

Convenient, welcoming location

Chapel at Jerrett Life Celebration CentreWith a large, open-concept facility, Jerrett Life Celebration Centre hosts events of every size and style. We are easily accessible, just south of the 407 and on the VIVA bus route direct from the TTC Finch station. The central location on Yonge Street has plenty of parking. 

Our staff speaks English, Italian, Spanish, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Tagalog. Our funeral directors are knowledgeable and practiced in funeral rites from a diverse range of religious and cultural backgrounds. We specialize in international shipping arrangements and have many years of experience in helping families repatriate loved ones.

Personalized funeral services

We believe that every person is unique and that every service should be too. We work with you and your family to create an unforgettable memorial. Start with a story. We'll take it from there.

Over the years, we've conducted funerals and memorials for many Toronto and York Region police officers and public servants. It is our honour to care for those who guide and protect us. We are also certified by the Green Burial Council and provide options that reflect the values of the eco-conscious.

Cremation services

We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our transparent pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

For those who wish for a more momentous memorial, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

There are many options for cremation—and they're not all equal. Here's what you can expect when you choose us for your loved one's cremation:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our custody-of-care program helps safeguard the identification of your loved one from the time we bring them into our care until the time we return them to your family. We check, cross-check and check again, every step of the way.
  • Exclusive custody of your loved one. We use only crematories owned and operated by Dignity Memorial® providers or trusted partners. Once your loved one is in our custody or that of a trusted partner, they’re in our care until they’re returned to your family.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial crematory operators are licensed and certified by Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Only one person at a time is cremated, and the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated.

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History

Reception room at Jerrett Life Celebration CentreJerrett Life Celebration Centre opened in 1996 as York Family Funeral Centre. Shortly thereafter, in response to the increasingly diverse population in Thornhill and other areas north of Toronto, the name of the business changed to Hong Kong Funeral Home. A decade later, in September 2006, we joined the Jerrett family of funeral homes as Kane-Jerrett Funeral Home – Vaughan Chapel. In October, 2016, we became the Jerrett Life Celebration Centre and continue to evolve to meet the needs of the Thornhill community.

Today, Jerrett Life Celebration Centre is an honoured Dignity Memorial® provider. When you choose a Dignity Memorial provider, you receive not only the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated establishment, but also the value you deserve from the largest network of funeral, cremation and memorialization providers.

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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.

"không nghĩ tới tro cốt của ba được nhân viên và nhất là hai chú Khoa và Hưng chăm sóc rất chu đáo và trang nghiêm trong 1 hộp trắng .có đèn và lư hương"

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September 2022

"The upstairs facilities were bright and welcoming, perfect for a celebration of life."

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September 2022

"Beautiful facility. Professional and compassionate staff. They did an amazing job on my mother's appearance. Reasonable prices. 5 stars"

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September 2022

"Compassionate and helpful in the preparation and the recommendation of someone to assist with the celebration of life. All aspects were looked after so professionally and with a great deal of care, we were so relieved as just the aspect of the preparation and dealing with the funeral was overwhelming. They helped so much. We cannot express our g

ratitude enough."

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