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)

J. Albert Walker Funeral Home149 Herring Cove Rd., Halifax902-477-5601
Serenety Annapolis Valley – Lester Atkinsonno address listed on their website902-435-4883
T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists26 Esquire Lane, Bedford902-835-4212
Donald K Walker Funeral Directors307 Prince Albert Rd., Dartmouth902-469-5601
TK Barnard Funeral Homes85 Sackville Cross Rd., Lower Sackville902-457-5999
TK Barnard Funeral Homes3640 Dutch Villiage Rd., Halifax902-457-5999

Nova Scotia news:

N.S. regulator revokes licence of funeral director after finding caskets reused – December 9, 2019
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

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:

J.A. Snow Funeral Home339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax902-455-0531
Cruikshank’s Funeral Home2666 Windsor St., Halifax902-423-7295
A.L. Mattatall Funeral Home217 Portland St., Dartmouth902-461-0700
Jaynes Funeral Home7 Birch St., Digby902-245-2525
Jaynes Funeral HomeHwy 1, Weymouth902-245-2525
Inverness Funeral Home45 MacIsaac St., Inverness902-258-2333
T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel755 George St., Sydney902-539-3002
Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home8 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines902-736-9700
Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home36205 Cabot Trail, Ingonish902-736-9700
Patten Funeral Home71 Union St., Glace Bay902-849-7520

Some things to consider:

*State of California Sues SCI’s Neptune Society and Trident Society December 3, 2019
*Death-Care Stocks Have Made a Killing for Investors. – Wall Street Journal, March 29, 2019
* 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:

Atlantic Funeral Home Halifax6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax902 453-1434
Atlantic Funeral Home Dartmouth771 Main St., Dartmouth902-462-1434
Atlantic Funeral Home – Sackville125 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville902-864-1434
Oakridge Memorial Gardens1078 Old Sackville Rd., Middle Sackville902-701-5544
Cole Harbor Funeral and Crematorium1234 Cole Harbour Rd., Cole Harbor902-462-5601
RD Lindsay Windsor Funeral Home194 King St., Windsor902-798-2232
Campbell’s Funeral Home98 Church St. Amherst902-667-9906

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