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Mount Pleasant Universal Funeral Home in Vancouver, British Columbia, has provided funeral and cremation services to Vancouver and surrounding areas for almost 100 years. Throughout this time, it has been our ongoing commitment to assist families during their time of need, providing professional and compassionate guidance, care and funeral services. We understand losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and our services are designed to help families through this stage of life.

Celebrating life

Sitting area at Mount Pleasant Universal Funeral HomeMount Pleasant Universal Funeral Home features a chapel with pew seating, stained-glass windows and a piano for large services, as well as a more intimate space with comfortable leather sofas for a family viewing or a small service. A reception area allows for catered gatherings before or after a service. The funeral home interior was refreshed in 2019.

Our staff believes each service should reflect the life of the person being honoured, so we help families create memorials that not only celebrates life but also provide comfort. For your convenience, our funeral home is also associated with many cemeteries in the Vancouver area, including Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Ocean View Burial Park.

Specializing in Chinese Funerals

Mount Pleasant Universal welcomes and respects families from all cultures. Our compassionate team is well-versed in a wide range of funeral traditions and rituals and speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese. We perform many Protestant and Catholic funerals, but Asian funeral traditions are our specialty. We take pride in understanding various Chinese funeral customs and have a depth of resources to draw from when needed. Our funeral chapel is the only one in the area that accommodates the traditional Chinese Taoist practice of burning of joss paper.

Community involvement

We are proud to be the oldest original funeral home in the Vancouver metropolitan area. We are members of the British Columbia Funeral Association as well as the Funeral Service Association of Canada and the Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Area. Our associates also support community groups, including the Hellenic Community of Vancouver and the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia.

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If you would like more information about our funeral services and memorialization options or would like to take a tour of our facility, please contact us directly. We look forward to the honour of serving you.

History

Chapel with down the aisle view at Mount Pleasant Universal Funeral Home. Mount Pleasant Universal Funeral Home opened in 1914 and has served families in the Vancouver, British Columbia, area at its current location since 1927. The funeral home has remained virtually unchanged, with some slight renovations in 1950, 1985, 1998 and 2019, during which the furniture and fixtures were replaced or refinished. The building's exterior is Spanish style with a metal-tiled roof, beautiful brick and stucco construction with vinyl siding.

Committed to the Vancouver area

We are proud to be the oldest original funeral home in the Vancouver metropolitan area. Over the years, our funeral home has combined with Nunn & Thomson Funeral Home and Simmons & McBride Funeral Home, both of which closed several years ago. Mount Pleasant Universal Funeral Home is now a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.

With a strong reputation in the Vancouver area, Mount Pleasant Universal Funeral Home looks forward to continuing our legacy of care and commitment.

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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.

"Professional service is provided."

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April 2021

"I'm not a resident in Vancouver Canada. I rather to skip this."

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

April 2021

"I don't think it was anyone's fault as our communication was also not clear either. Due to the pandemic a lot of family members oversea could not make it to the funeral and a lot of the mourning from the funeral was done through video call. I think everyone ended the visitation day thinking they would be able to see my uncle once more thorough video call the next day. It would have been nice if there was some communication regarding which areas of the funeral allowed video and which areas was not. Some family members were very sad to find out on the spot that they could not be present through video for the cremation. And through the confusion everyone on the video call did not get the chance to see my uncle one last time prior to bringing him in for cremation."

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March 2021

"All of it blew my mind and exceeded my expectations. The entire process from the paper offering the evening before to the actual service to the drive to the cemetery and the burial, it was so professional and my family felt guided and supported throughout the process. It was our first funeral so we were very ignorant and were so glad to be support by Gillian and her team; Gillian is kind, action oriented, honest, full of resources and gave helpful advice when we were indecisive and lacked knowledge. I have already recommended Mount Pleasant to many friends and family with older parents/grandparents for their future services. I was extremely impressed that during the drive to the cemetery in our own cars that in front of the hearse was Mount Pleasant's own vehicle with a flashing light leading the way. Lastly Gillian and others stayed with us to watch the burial and laid out seats under an awning in case of rain; we were all very impressed at all the detailed planning. Very well done!"

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