We're slowly making our away across Canada providing what we hope are useful guides on funeral service providers in cities where there is a wide selection of providers to chose from.  In Hamilton alone, our research (as at June 2018) shows there to be 16 such providers - with InMemory maintaining pricing information on 15 of these companies.

We have broken out this guide into 4 different parts:

  • Refresher on how to use InMemory to find and compare providers in Hamilton.
  • Listing of funeral providers in Hamilton
  • Summary analysis of funeral prices in Hamilton
  • Other information

How do I use InMemory to find and compare funeral providers?

  1. Select from four primary types of funeral arrangements
  2. Peruse InMemory resources to assist with understanding the cost of funerals and procuring answers to frequently asked questions.
  3. Find & compare funeral homes in Hamilton based on location and service:

4. Alternatively, you can view dedicated search results for funeral homes in Hamilton.  (Note that this search uses a radius of 10 kms only; if you increase the search radius to 25 kms, funeral homes in Burlington, Stoney Creek and Burlington will also appear in the search.)

Funeral Homes in Hamilton

Listing of funeral providers in Hamilton

Or, if you'd like to first consider the options available at funeral home in Hamilton near you, we have provided a list for you in alphabetical order:

Analysis of funeral home prices in Hamilton

Our summary of funeral pricing in Hamilton is provided below.  As with other pages on this site, we have provided details on just the four types of services covered by InMemory.ca.  Importantly, please bear in mind that we are looking below at the professional fees levied by the funeral provider only, i.e. this analysis does not include costs such as cremation fees, flowers, caskets, cemetery plots or opening/closing costs.

(As usual, if there is other information you would like to see, or if you would like the information presented in a different format, please do not hesitate to let us know at contact@inmemory.ca).

Traditional Funeral

Avg $ 6,019
  • Min $ 4,635
  • Max $ 6,685

Graveside Service

Avg $ 4,129
  • Min $ 2,665
  • Max $ 4,425

Memorial Service

Avg $ 4,296
  • Min $ 2.665
  • Max $ 5,060

Direct Cremation

Avg $ 2,118
  • Min $ 660
  • Max $ 2,815

Further detail on additional costs and cash disbursements (over and above the funeral provider's professional fees summarized above) is available on our InMemory resource page - How much is it going to cost?  We are also pleased to provide further information on financial assistance should it be required.

Other issues

Corporate versus family owned

Few people outside the funeral industry are aware that one large multinational corporate (Service Corporate International - "SCI") and another large national chain (Arbor Memorial - "Arbor") together hold substantial market share across Canada - and, in particular, in the larger cities.

Of the 15 providers with listings in Hamilton, SCI owns 4 and Arbor owns 2.  See the summary list below.  It's interesting that both companies have elected to keep their funeral homes operating under independent names than their corporate brand.

Service Chain International (operating under "Dignity" brand)

  • Cresmount Funeral Home
  • Markey-Dermody Funeral Home
  • Marlatt Funeral Home & Cremation Centre
  • Truscott, Brown & Dwyer Funeral Chapel

Arbor Memorial

  • Dodsworth & Brown Funeral Home
  • L.G. Wallace Funeral Home

Choosing between a national / multinational corporate chain versus family owned homes is a question that individuals need to answer for themselves.  Corporate chains have the advantage of scale which will drive their costs down; from our analysis however, they do not pass on these savings to the consumer.  At the same time, we do not see corporate chains on the absolute high end of pricing either.  One advantage of a corporate chain is that they will have stronger internal governance / training which should lead to a more consistent, quality experience.

On the other hand, smaller family owned chains may be more variable in the service they provide, but are more connected to their respective communities and have the ability to be more flexible on the services they can offer (as they won't be governed by a corporate policy manual).

It's important to stress though, that there is no right or wrong in what direction you want to take!

Just a reminder, we offer some helpful comments in our Resources page on points you should be aware of before you contact a funeral home.

We would like to thank you for your use of InMemory.ca and as it grows from its launch in June 2018, we will be pleased to offer additional information such as InMemory Confidence Badges and customer reviews to assist your decision making.  We trust this information is useful for you and encourage you to submit a quote request or contact request to your funeral home of choice and then please leave a review of your selected funeral home afterwards to assist others in this time of need.