Why we work with independent funeral homes - Heritage Gardens Cemetery

Throughout four generations in funeral service, our family has provided a duty of care to the people in our hometown. We know where our roots are, and that a healthy community is a thriving one. Like any service, end-of-life arrangements can be provided by a variety of businesses, ranging from family-run establishments like ours to multi-national corporations. Here are some ways locally-owned funeral homes can provide a better experience when you need it the most.

Ultimately, you need to trust your funeral director. Trust in the level of care both you and your loved ones are receiving in these difficult times can not be overlooked and is a crucial part of the process. A smaller, service provider will be able to accommodate your needs with a flexibility that is not available from a large organization. When you are dealing with a locally-owned service provider, you’re often dealing with the owner who’s name is on the door. Having your needs addressed is critical to ease the process as much as possible. A local, independent funeral home can exceed your expectations with their personalized service. It may also come as a comfort to know that as a small business, they count on you having as positive an experience as possible. Google helps, but word-of-mouth referrals are a major way that these funeral homes stay in business.

Another way these independent funeral homes stand out is that they are almost always more affordable than the bigger companies. Yes, the larger service providers have top of the line facilities- and if you are planning a large service outside of your church or faith-gathering space, you might require their large chapel and reception area. But for the most part, if you’re planning something smaller you might find you’re paying for a lot of overhead that you just aren’t using. Funeral and burial arrangements can be costly, but choosing an independent service provider can ensure that you are getting the care you need for an approachable price.

Below you will find a list of local, independent or family-operated funeral homes from around Metro Vancouver. These organizations will be there for you and your loved ones in the times when all you need is simple and unencumbered support. They also offer pre-planning services so that you can organize funeral and burial arrangements before the difficult times happen. Across the Lower Mainland (and available through house calls), you will find these people ready to help you and your family through the next steps.

Vancouver, Burnaby, North and West Vancouver 

New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Moody, 

Richmond, Surrey, White Rock, North Delta, Ladner, Tsawwassen 

Langley, Aldergrove, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, 

Surrey Cemetery
Heritage Gardens is a sustainable cemetery located in Surrey, BC. We are a family-run business with four generations of experience in caring for your loved ones. Our Surrey cemetery offers green burial, traditional burial, memorial trees, beehive memorialscremation, and we will work with you and your family to honour your unique end of life wishes. The Crean family has been in the funeral and cemetery business for over 80 years and we are dedicated to providing family-friendly service to the Surrey area and invite families from all over British Columbia to explore or green burial and memorial service options. Thank you for visiting Heritage Gardens and we are always here to help.