Calgary Funeral Homes,
Okotoks Funeral Home
High River Funeral Homes

The following may not be a complete list and is offered as a courtesy for information and educational purposes only. Roxanne Walsh is not responsible for its accuracy. As with all purchases of services from any business, it is important to do your research. Planning ahead, when possible, will increase your knowledge and options, as well as save you money.

Don’t be afraid to shop around.  Never make a rushed decision when it comes to pre-planning with a funeral home.  Planning in advance will help you choose which funeral home you feel most comfortable with based on the results of your interview.

It is legal for families in Alberta to act as their own funeral director, which provides the opportunity of having a much more intimate, meaningful and healing, out of the box kind of experience. This means with advanced planning, depending on your wishes, you may only choose specific services from a funeral home.  Not all funeral homes and their employees are alike, so find the one you are comfortable with.

Embalming is not a legal requirement.

Contact Roxanne Walsh to discuss your options.

 

Okotoks and High River Funeral Homes 

Snodgrass Funeral Home (Okotoks) Ltd.  200 Woodgate Rd., Okotoks 403-938-3111
Snodgrass Funeral Home Ltd.  301 MacLeod Trail, High River 403-652-2222
Lyle Reeves Funerals Inc.  115-8th Ave., SE, High River 403-652-4242

 

Independent Calgary Funeral Homes 

1827202 Alberta Ltd./Country Hills Crematorium 11995 -16 St., NE Calgary 403-274-0576
Alberta Burial & Cremation 1708 -16 Ave., NW, Calgary 403-299-0123
Choice Memorial Inc.  105, 4715 – 13 St., NE, Calgary 403-277-7343
Evan J. Strong Funeral Services 5502 – 2nd St., SW, Calgary 403-265-1199
Heritage Funeral Services Ltd./Alberta Burial & Cremation 1708 – 16 ave. NW, Calgary 403-299-0100
Heritage Funeral Services Ltd. /Calgary Crematorium & Funeral Services 3219-4 St., NW, Calgary 403-299-0111
Peace of Mind Cremation and Funeral Services 5502-2nd St., SW, Calgary 403-258-3808
Pierson’s Funeral Service Ltd.  4121-17 Ave., SE, Calgary 403-235-3602

Funeral Homes in the News:

Family horrified after funeral home mixes up bodies, cremates wrong one – CBC news, January 17, 2018
Funeral director gets 90-day license suspension for unlicensed activity – CTV news, February 2, 2018
‘Doesn’t seem right’: Funeral home overcharges grieving families for cremation carbon tax – CBC news, January 12, 2017
Infant remains stuffed in cardboard box; Niagara funeral company loses licence  CBC news, August 30, 2019

Large Calgary Funeral Home Corporations

Name Address Phone
McInnis & Holloway 5008 – Elbow Dr., SW, Calgary 403-243-8200
McInnis & Holloway Cremation & Hospitality Centre 12281-40th St., SE, Calgary 403-243-8200
McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home Ltd.s Fish Creek Chapel 14441 Bannister Rd., SE, Calgary 403-256-9575
McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home Ltd. Chapel of Bells Funeral Home & Crematorium 2720 Centre St. N., Calgary 403-276-2296
McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home Ltd. Crowfoot Chapel 82 Crowfoot Circle, NW, Calgary 403-241-0044
McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home Ltd. Eastside Memorial Chapel 5388 Memorial Dr. NE, Calgary 403-248-8585
McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home Ltd. Summit Park #124 5700-1 St. SW, Calgary

US Corporate Funeral Home Chain (Calgary)

Service Corporation International, is a US-based Funeral corporation headquartered in Texas.  In Canada, they operate under the corporate name Dignity Memorial.  Their funeral homes in Calgary, Alberta operate under the following business names:

Name Address Phone
Service Corporation International (Canada) ULC/ Foster’s Garden            Chapel & Crematorium 3220 – 4th St, NW, Calgary 403-297-0888
Service Corporation International / First Memorial South Calgary            Funeral Centre 12700 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary 403-297-0711

Some things to consider:
* State of California Sues SCI’s Neptune Society and Trident Society December 3, 2019
*Service Corporation International Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Results And Outlook For 2018
*The Reaper Calls for Dignity Dignity as it operates in the UK
*The Funeral Home Industry Exposed – The American Way of Death
*Dignity Memorial Employee Reviews

Canadian Corporate Funeral Home Chain (Calgary)

Arbor Memorial is a Canadian-based Funeral corporation based in Toronto. Their funeral homes in Calgary, Alberta operate under the following business names:

Name Address Phone
Edenbrook Funeral Home 24223 Township Road 242, Calgary 403-240-4032
Leyden’s Funeral Home 304 – 18 Ave. SW, Calgary 403-228-4422
Mountain View Funeral Home 1575 – 100 St. SE, Calgary 403-272-5555
Calgary Cremation Service 304 – 18 SW, Calgary 403-880-4084

Some things to consider:
*CBC Undercover investigation finds big markups, and pushy tactics at major funeral home chain, Mar 10, 2017
*UPDATE CBC Marketplace ‘They should know better’: Funeral home chain skirting new rule with misleading sales tactics November 23, 2018
*CBC: Daughter says funeral home took mother’s body without permission, Dec 16, 2017
*Arbor Memorial Employee Reviews

 

Alberta Funeral Services Regulatory Board,