General Information

COVID-19 Updates

In accordance to Alberta Health Services guidelines we have implemented practices to minimize the risk of transmission of infection among families, guests and staff.  Your health and safety is our number one priority.  We are working closely with Alberta Health Services to monitor the rules and regulations and are commited to ensuring our facilites and services are safe and sanitzied. 

Extensive cleaning regiments are in place including hand sanitizers, masks, and sanitized wipes.  It is mandatory to wear face masks / coverings for meetings, visitations and funerals.  For more information on Alberta Health Services guidlines, please visit:  https://www.alberta.ca/restrictions-on-gatherings.aspx.

At this time, we have been advised that there is NO risk for family and friends visiting the body of someone who has died of COVID-19.  We will monitor the situation and regulations closely and advise our families with any changes made through Alberta Health Services and the Canada Health Authority.

As COVID-19 remains an evolving situation, there may be changes to our policies and services. Please check back here for updates or feel free to contact us directly by calling 780-454-7878

Grieving

What is grief and how do you navigate it? There is no one way to experience it. It’s different for everyone.

Visit the links below to learn more on how to talk or learn about experiencing loss.

Grief Share Groups

Explore grief recovery support groups that meet weekly in Edmonton.

Learn More Here

Frequently Asked Questions 

Basic Info

What is considered a "green burial"?

The Green Burial Council believes cemeteries, preserves, and burial grounds can broadly be considered green if they meet the following criteria: caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact that aids in the conservation of natural resources, reduction of carbon emissions, protection of worker health, and the restoration and/or preservation of habitat. Green burial necessitates the use of non-toxic and biodegradable materials, such as caskets, shrouds, and urns.

What is the purpose of embalming?

Embalming is a process used to sanitize and temporarily preserve the body of a person who has passed away. It can also enhance the appearance of a person that has suffered damage from an accident or illness. By preserving the body through embalming, we can give you and your family time to make personalized and meaningful arrangements, including a viewing if desired.

Who should make the funeral arrangements?

The person with the legal authority to make funeral arrangements is the Executor of the Will. Sometimes, by mutual agreement, the authority to make the arrangements is passed on to someone in the family or a friend of the family. You should be aware whoever signs the funeral service agreement is financially responsible for the funeral.

Service Info

What is a viewing?

A viewing—also known as “visitation,” a “wake,” or “calling hours”—can involve an open or closed casket, and is seen as a vital part of the grieving process. Having a loved one present often helps family and friends to accept the reality of their loss, especially for those who may not have seen him or her in a while. The opportunity to come to terms with the death and say a final farewell is an important step on the road to closure and healing.

Can I still have a viewing and/or a funeral service with cremation?

Yes, we encourage you to do so. By choosing cremation, you are indicating how you’d like to care for your loved one after the service takes place, and most definitely does not exclude you from celebrating and honouring their life. We’re happy to design a meaningful service to accompany the cremation. 

Can I supply my own flowers for the service?

Yes you can. However, for your convenience, you may choose to order from our in-house florist who can design a floral arrangement package to meet your requirements.

Should I bring my children to the funeral?

You should use your judgment to determine whether your child is old enough to comprehend death, or whether attending the funeral will be meaningful to them. It’s important for children to be allowed to express their grief and share in this important ritual. If you bring young children, explain beforehand what they will see and experience. If your child becomes restless, it is acceptable protocol to exit the service and return when you feel ready