About Us

H. W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre is an independent, full service, family owned funeral homes.  Harold Wallace has assisted Island families to honour the loss of a loved one for over 20 years.

We encourage you to browse the information on our website. And, we hope it will assist you in making informed decisions.

We are caring, empathetic and sensitive to the cultural needs of the families we serve in Duncan, North Cowichan, Cobble Hill and Cowichan Valley.

At H. W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre we believe that the final arrangements for a loved one should not constitute a financial hardship. That’s why, when service arrangements are made, we locate the best premise that is available and appropriate to accommodate the service, but at a savings to the family.



Harold W. Wallace, President and Owner,
H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Inc.

Harold was born in St. John’s Nfld. He graduated from Funeral Service Program at Humber College in Etobicoke, Ontario June 1989. He worked for Patrick J. Darte Funeral Home in St. Catharines, ON from February 4th 1986 until May 15th 1992, when he and his wife Michelle moved to Duncan. Here he worked as a funeral director for Arbor Memorial Services Inc. until November 26th 2007. Michelle and Harold finally fulfilled their dream by opening their own Funeral Home on March 16th 2008.

Harold has been involved in a variety of Service clubs for over 25 years. He is past President of the Optimist Club of St. Catharines; past President of the Kiwanis Club of Duncan; Past President of the Cowichan Valley Shrine Club (2003 and 2005). His memberships include the Duncan Elks Home #69, Royal Canadian Legion #53, Moose Lodge, Confederation Lodge as well as an affiliate member of Temple Lodge. Harold and his business support the following community organizations and endeavors:

  • Cowichan District Hospital Foundation
  • Lions Fiddle Fest
  • Masonic Golf Tournament
  • Duncan Day Break Rotary Charities
  • Shawnigan Lake Walk (Seniors Care Group)
  • St. John Ambulance
  • Provindence Farm
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Cowichan Valley Search and Rescue

Patrick Beattie – Funeral Director
Raina Bennefield – Funeral Director
Sean Simpson – Funeral Director
Steve Nelson – Funeral Director
Lorie Lowe – Administration