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About

At Vancouver Funeral Chapel, we have proudly served the Vancouver, Washington, community since 1929. Our beautiful funeral home and chapel is conveniently located at 110 East 12th Street in downtown Vancouver and is near Interstate 5 and Portland International Airport.

We understand losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and at Vancouver Funeral Chapel, we are committed to helping you with compassionate, professional and personal service.

Your Trusted Provider

Foyer at Vancouver Funeral ChapelWe are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose Vancouver Funeral Chapel, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally-operated establishment but also the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services.

It is our honor to serve families in the Vancouver and Greater Portland area. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or if you would like more information about our funeral and cremation services.

We Honor Veterans

We Honor Veterans level 4 badgeAt Vancouver Funeral Chapel, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

History

Vancouver Funeral Chapel was established in 1929 by Charles Kirch and was known as Kirch Funeral Home. Kirch had purchased the residence from Dr. Roane. The original owner of the home was a prominent banker named Hugh Phillips who relinquished the house in 1907, resulting in the residence being used for various purposes over the next several years.

In 1936, Ronald DuFresne purchased Kirch Funeral Home in partnership with Hazel Smith, one of the first licensed female embalmers in Washington state. It was at this time that the funeral home name changed to Vancouver Funeral Chapel.

Today, we are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.

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100% SERVICE GUARANTEE

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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Interested in learning more? Call us at 360-693-3633 to request a custom quote.

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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.

"I had a great experience with the Vancouver Funeral Chapel. I found them to meet all my needs. They handled my situation with dignity and professionalism in a timely manner under harsh circumstances. I would recommend VFC to anyone, they went the extra mile for me. I would like to give an extra shout out to Vera, thank you. Tara Bennett"

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June 2020

"The staff was straightforward, understanding, and willing to do anything they could to provide good service."

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June 2020

"This funeral home was actually our second stop, after a nightmare experience at a local competitor earlier that day. The professionalism shown exceeds any we've ever witnessed in any industry. Both Pam and Vera handled this heartbreaking chapter of our life with understanding, patience and compassion we will never forget. We, as well as our extended family are pre-planning a portion our own arrangements--some even 'moving' those already in place--to Vancouver Funeral Chapel. The respect and gratitude we have for these employees is everlasting."

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December 2019

"I can wholeheartedly recommend Pam De Mers. She explained what needed to happen carefully and supported our choices. She was very patient, thoughtful and compassionate in somewhat unusual circumstances. Her follow-up was exemplary."

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December 2019

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Meet Our Team

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  • Vera Lewis

    Vera Marie Lewis

    Office Manager
  • Pamela De Mers

    Pamela J De Mers

    Manager
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