Services

We offer burial, cremation and memorial services that are sensitive to the cultural needs of the families of Duncan, North Cowichan, Cobble Hill and Cowichan Valley.

We also have the ability to transfer the deceased world wide.

Nearly everyone will experience the death of a close family member or friend. It is a time of decision making, often in the midst of deep sorrow. Whether or not it is fully appreciated, the death of a loved one usually sets into motion a number of social, religious and psychological forces. And, these difficult events have a way of bringing family and friends together to share memories and offer each other strength and support.

Traditional Burial or Cremation | H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

Traditional Burial or Cremation

Most people are familiar with a “Traditional Burial or Cremation Service” structured around the following elements:

  • Transfer deceased from the place of death to the funeral home for preparation
  • Time is set aside to view open or closed casket, usually the evening before or day of the service
  • A public or private ceremony in the venue of choice is followed by burial or cremation and a reception

Memorial or Celebration of Life | H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

Memorial or Celebration of Life

Usually the casket is not present in this form of service but the service is structured around these elements:

  • Transfer of the deceased from the place of death to the funeral home for preparation
  • Viewing for family, if the family so wishes
  • A public/private ceremony in the venue of one’s choice typically followed by a reception
  • Committal Service for burial takes place in the cemetery of choice

Graveside Service or Simple Disposition | H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

Graveside Service or Simple Disposition

No Formal Service that the funeral home is involved with, but does include these elements:

  • Transfer of deceased from the place of death to the funeral home
  • Viewing for family may be arranged if the family so desires
  • Immediate burial/cremation takes place in a cemetery