Obituaries

Andrew Horsley
B: 1990-09-19
D: 2014-08-04
View Details
Horsley, Andrew
Susan Baldeo
B: 1960-08-30
D: 2014-08-02
View Details
Baldeo, Susan
Kathleen Smith
B: 1920-10-21
D: 2014-07-30
View Details
Smith, Kathleen
Mary Heidenreich
B: 1928-08-13
D: 2014-07-30
View Details
Heidenreich, Mary
Gian Sangha
B: 1932-01-15
D: 2014-07-28
View Details
Sangha, Gian
Alan Sinclair
B: 1928-12-08
D: 2014-07-13
View Details
Sinclair, Alan
Laurance Low
B: 1936-07-05
D: 2014-07-11
View Details
Low, Laurance
Elaine Lam
B: 1942-03-07
D: 2014-06-20
View Details
Lam, Elaine
Annie Spray
B: 1932-05-20
D: 2014-06-08
View Details
Spray, Annie
Arthur Pickering
B: 1942-12-22
D: 2014-06-04
View Details
Pickering, Arthur
Mary Crowston
B: 1920-09-06
D: 2014-05-29
View Details
Crowston, Mary
Margaret Harney
B: 1959-12-18
D: 2014-05-24
View Details
Harney, Margaret
Fernande Gauthier
B: 1930-07-22
D: 2014-05-12
View Details
Gauthier, Fernande
Gustav Zurcher
B: 1924-10-13
D: 2014-05-11
View Details
Zurcher, Gustav
Diane Adams
B: 1945-10-14
D: 2014-05-09
View Details
Adams, Diane
Bud Ramsay
B: 1941-09-02
D: 2014-05-06
View Details
Ramsay, Bud
Lloyd Daniel
B: 1947-06-09
D: 2014-05-03
View Details
Daniel, Lloyd
Anneliese Schmich
B: 1928-08-10
D: 2014-04-21
View Details
Schmich, Anneliese
Danilo Confortin
B: 1940-01-04
D: 2014-04-21
View Details
Confortin, Danilo
Margaret Marlow
B: 1943-05-21
D: 2014-04-19
View Details
Marlow, Margaret
Victor Hurford
B: 1926-12-13
D: 2014-04-17
View Details
Hurford, Victor

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
40440 Tantalus Rd
Box 99
Garibaldi Highlands, BC V0N 1T0
Phone: 604-898-5121
Fax: 604-898-4460

When Cremation is Preferred

Cremation has been a part of the human experience for a very long time, and is the preferred method of caring for a loved one in many parts of the world.

While we could recite statistics on the rising popularity of cremation in the Canada, and other nations, they really won’t mean very much to you. After all, who picks cremation just because everyone else is doing so?

People choose cremation because they believe it to be the right choice for them. It’s as deeply personal of a decision as that of selecting burial. The decision could be based on:

• The Desire for Simplicity. There is nothing simpler than a cremation, where the body is transferred directly to the crematory, and everything is done within hours of completing the necessary paperwork.

• The Need for Flexibility. A memorial service after a direct cremation can be arranged at a time that's convenient for family members. There is no rush to put together a ceremony which many in the circle can’t attend due to time or financial constraints.

• The Intention to More Fully Honor a Loved One. A service can be planned for weeks, even months, after the cremation. This means more people can get involved and there’s plenty of time to gather meaningful scriptural passages, poetry, literary quotes, music, photos and videos.

  • Financial Challenges. The cost of direct cremation with no funeral or memorial service is often ¼ that of a traditional burial. This simple fact is often all it takes for a family to make the cremation decision; however we firmly believe that there is great value in bringing family and friends together – value which exceed mere cost.

If any of those reasons ring true for you and your family, then cremation may be the perfect alternative for your loved one.

Decisions You Must Make When Choosing Cremation

• Who will perform the cremation?

• Should you purchase an urn?

• What kind of remembrance ceremony would you like to have?

• What will you do with the cremated remains?

You may wish to keep the remains at your home for a time, until you feel ready to let go of them, or when all family members can be present for a scattering ceremony.

Our professional Funeral Directors can advise you on unique ways to memorialize a loved one using the cremated remains, including the creation of art glass objects. We also offer a wide selection of cremation keepsake jewelry.

We can also recommend firms in the area that specialize in scattering the cremated remains at sea, or in the air.

Call us today to explore cremation options, and the many creative ways you can memorialize a loved one either before, or after, the cremation has occurred.

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our daily grief support email, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out this simple form.