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Hamilton Harron Funeral Home in Vancouver, British Columbia, provides individualized funeral services designed to meet your unique needs.

Partnering to serve you

Our funeral home is located directly across from Mountain View Cemetery—Vancouver's largest cemetery—and Vancouver Memorial Services and Crematorium, as well as in proximity to all major cemeteries in the area. With a combined experience of more than 60 years of funeral service, our dedicated team assists you in making funeral service arrangements either in advance or at the time of need.

Comfortable funeral home

Reception room at Hamilton Harron Funeral HomeAs a full-service funeral home, we offer a range of products and services that can be personalized to accommodate your budget and lifestyle. Our newly renovated location features a chapel with seating for 150 guests and the ability to accommodate an additional 75 in the attached overflow area. The reception area provides a place for family and friends to gather after the funeral service for a time of reflection and refreshments. Other amenities include ample parking in our adjacent parking lot and an enclosed concourse for your comfort.

Respect for tradition

At Hamilton Harron Funeral Home, we are very knowledgeable about repatriation and consulate requirements and are respected worldwide for the transfer of loved ones to their place of origin. We are also well-versed in the customs and traditions of ethnic groups we serve, meeting any needs that you have in relation to culture and religion.

Compassionate care

Chapel at Hamilton Harron Funeral HomeFrom caskets to flowers, Hamilton Harron Funeral Home will guide you through all aspects of the funeral service during this emotional time. We welcome any opportunity to assist the Vancouver community. Our experienced staff delivers their expertise with empathy and understanding to all families, answering any questions with warmth and care.

Community involvement

Hamilton Harron Funeral Home holds frequent estate planning seminars to educate you on how to prepare for unexpected loss in the future. We also host an annual block party on a Sunday in the summer, connecting with the neighbourhood to enjoy each other's company while educating on the importance of the Neighbourhood Emergency Assistance Team (NEAT). NEAT is a team of trained volunteers who support emergency responders in times of disaster.

Here for you

With such a rich history in the area, when you choose Hamilton Harron Funeral Home, you'll receive compassionate care from a locally operated establishment and the value you deserve. We're proud to serve our community and continue a rich legacy of honouring our families and friends.

Please contact us if you need immediate assistance, would like more information or are interested in planning your funeral services in advance.

History

Lobby at Hamilton Harron Funeral HomeLocated in Vancouver, Hamilton Harron Funeral Home dates back to 1912, when Hamilton Mortuary operated from the back of Hamilton Hardware & Furniture. George Wesley Hamilton began the business and was joined by his son, Mark Hamilton, in 1925, followed by his 2nd son, Bill Hamilton, in 1930.

To the 3rd generation

During World War II, the business moved to the Mount Pleasant area, where it remained in operation until 1954. At that time, George Hamilton and his sons moved the business to its present location at 5390 Fraser Street in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 1960, Bill’s son, Frank Hamilton, joined his father, uncle and grandfather and brought the business into its 3rd generation of ownership by the Hamilton family.

Renovations and additions

Ernie Harberd bought the funeral home 12 years later. Harberd had moved to Vancouver in 1968 to purchase Burrard Funeral Home, which closed its doors in 1980. That same year, Hamilton Mortuary completed the addition of its Dogwood Chapel, named for its ornately carved doors, each bearing 6 panels of British Columbia’s native flowers. In 1982, the Loewen Group purchased Hamilton Mortuary and completed minor renovations the same year, changing the name to Hamilton’s of Vancouver.

Relevant today

In the early 1990s, Hamilton’s of Vancouver merged with Harron Brothers to become Hamilton Harron Funeral Centre. Alderwoods Group then purchased the location in 2001. After a total renovation, Hamilton Harron Funeral Home became a Dignity Memorial® provider in early 2007. As a member of North America's largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery services, we look forward to continued service to the families of our community.

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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.

"Great experience. Will use again."

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November 2020

"Geraldine (Gerry) Haslet, the Funeral Director from Hamilton Harron Funeral Home thoughtfully and resourcefully managed the key details associated with the overall process. This included details that aren't self-evident when a death is unexpectedly thrust upon you and your family. Our service plan, including a website along that incorporated rolling photography and an eccentric homemade music video celebrating the loved-one that we lost, were set-up and unveiled with astonishing efficiency. The multitude of additional changes that we requested as we negotiated our way through the process, enveloped in a kind of anguished fog that surrounds families during life's most painful moments, each of which were symbolically significant to us but in practical terms reflected extra work, were met with patience, grace and instantaneous response by the Hamilton Harron team. They took pressure away rather than add it to an already strained family, were particularly solution-oriented even when the inevitable challenges of life seemed to cascade (such as planning a gathering of people during the current epidemiological crisis). As counter-intuitive as it may seem, I found myself smiling and feeling a sense of relief, anticipating something helpful rather than another problem to solve, whenever I was contacted by a member of their team."

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

November 2020

"Well, never having been responsible for arranging a funeral for anyone before, I expected the process to be a lot more arduous and painful, and generally full of hurdles, so I was particularly surprised after meeting Geraldine to find out that it was absolutely the smoothest process I could ever have imagined... well beyond my expectations in fact. One aspect in particular was that Geraldine was never in a rush.... she was always wonderfully calm and relaxed, and showed such genuine empathy for the loss I was experiencing. This made a world of difference, as at that point I was in an extremely high state of anxiety. Suddenly it felt like such a great relief to simply be at Hamilton Harron...the complete opposite of what I had envisioned."

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

October 2020

"Doug was an amazing funeral director. I can't say enough good things about him. Doug was very accommodating but firm. Because of covid we weren't allowed to have more than one person down at the cremation centre (person pushing the button). Usually a priest would recite some mantras and then the button would be pushed by a loved one. The priest wasn't allowed to be down there so I was there and all the mantras were on my phone. Doug held up my phone so I could read them before pushing the button. Doug also advised us of fire regulations and made us abide by them in a fair manner. I'm sure the other funeral directors here are just as helpful... 10/10 for everything. The photo of my mother they created was amazing as well."

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

October 2020

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