Funeral Homes Halifax
Funeral Homes Nova Scotia

The following is not a complete list and is offered as a courtesy for information and educational purposes only. 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 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 Nova Scotia to act as their own funeral director, which provides the opportunity of having a much more intimate 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.

Embalming is not a legal requirement.

Contact Roxanne Walsh to discuss your options.

 

Independent/Family Run Funeral Homes (HRM)

Name Address Phone
J. Albert Walker Funeral Home 149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax 902-477-5601
Serenety Annapolis Valley – Lester Atkinson no address listed on their website 902-435-4883
T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists 26 Esquire Lane, Bedford 902-835-4212
Donald K Walker Funeral Directors 307 Prince Albert Rd., Dartmouth 902-469-5601
TK Barnard Funeral Homes 85 Sackville Cross Rd., Lower Sackville 902-457-5999
TK Barnard Funeral Homes 3640 Dutch Villiage Rd., Halifax 902-457-5999

Nova Scotia news:

Police investigate Sydney funeral home for possible fraud – CBC news, March 4, 2019
Family horrified after funeral home mixes up bodies, cremates wrong one – CBC news, January 17, 2018
Funeral director gets 90-day licence suspension for unlicenced activity – CTV news, February 2, 2018

Ontario:
Infant remains stuffed in cardboard box; Niagara funeral company loses licence, CBC news, August 30, 2019

Large Funeral Home Corporations in Nova Scotia

US Corporate Funeral Home Chain

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 Nova Scotia operate under the following business names:

Name Address Phone
J.A. Snow Funeral Home 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax 902-455-0531
Cruikshank’s Funeral Home 2666 Windsor St., Halifax 902-423-7295
A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home 217 Portland St., Dartmouth 902-461-0700
Jaynes Funeral Home 7 Birch St., Digby 902-245-2525
Jaynes Funeral Home Hwy 1, Weymouth 902-245-2525
Inverness Funeral Home 45 MacIsaac St., Inverness 902-258-2333
T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel 755 George St., Sydney 902-539-3002
Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home 8 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines 902-736-9700
Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home 36205 Cabot Trail, Ingonish 902-736-9700
Patten Funeral Home 71 Union St., Glace Bay 902-849-7520

Some things to consider:

*A buried problem at country’s top funeral home chain? CBS (MARCH 6, 2017)
*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

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

Name Address Phone
Atlantic Funeral Home Halifax 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax 902 453-1434
Atlantic Funeral Home Dartmouth 771 Main St., Dartmouth 902-462-1434
Atlantic Funeral Home – Sackville 125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville 902-864-1434
Oakridge Memorial Gardens 1078 Old Sackville Rd., Middle Sackville 902-701-5544
Cole Harbor Funeral and Crematorium 1234 Cole Harbour Rd., Cole Harbor 902-462-5601
RD Lindsay Windsor Funeral Home 194 King St., Windsor 902-798-2232
Campbell’s Funeral Home 98 Church St. Amherst 902-667-9906

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