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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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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.

"The Hamilton Harron staff and facilities went beyond our expectations. Thank you for everything we are very happy with the service provided."

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October 2020

"Geraldine and her team were extremely patient and helpful. She was very detailed oriented and made sure everything was taken care of."

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September 2020

"Our family is very happy that the funeral service could be smoothly conducted in traditional Chinese style. Every request was carefully met by the funeral director Gerry and her staff. We feel being well looked after at all times. The Regent mahogany casket for our deceased father was extraordinary beautiful."

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September 2020

"Keith & Doug were both very professional. It was a very overwhelming process on top of having to grieve for a loved one but Keith answered all our questions in a timely manner."

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August 2020

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Meet Our Team

Here for you when you need us.

  • Gerry Haslett

    Gerry Ann Haslett

    Manager
  • Port Coquitlam Funeral Home Manager -  First Memorial Funeral Services Burkeview Chapel

    Keith Louw

    Funeral Director
  • Doug Madge

    Douglas Madge

    Funeral Director
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