Hamilton Harron Funeral Home

5390 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC V5W 2Z1 | 604-325-7441 | MAP

 
 
 

History of Hamilton Harron Funeral Home

Hamilton Harron Funeral Home traces its history to 1912 when Hamilton Mortuary operated from the back of Hamilton Hardware & Furniture. George Wesley Hamilton began the business and was joined by his son Mark in 1925, followed by his son Bill in 1930. During World War II, the business moved to the Mount Pleasant area, where it stayed until 1954. At that time Mr. Hamilton and his sons moved the business to its present location at 5390 Fraser Street – across the street from Vancouver’s only cemetery, Mountain View Cemetery.

In 1960 Bill’s son, Frank Hamilton, joined his dad and brought the business into its third generation of Hamiltons. Twelve years later the business was sold to Ernie Harberd. Mr. Harberd had moved to Vancouver in 1968 to purchase Burrard Funeral Home, which closed in 1980. That same year Hamilton Mortuary would complete the addition of its Dogwood Chapel, so named because of its ornately carved doors each bearing six panels of British Columbia’s native flowers.

In 1982 the Loewen Group purchased Hamilton Mortuary and completed minor renovations the same year, and changed the name to Hamilton’s of Vancouver. In the early 1990s Hamilton’s of Vancouver merged with Harron Brothers to become Hamilton Harron Funeral Centre. Alderwoods Group purchased the location in 2001 and, after a total refurbishing completed in late 2006, Hamilton Harron Funeral Home became a Dignity Memorial® location in early 2007, when Alderwoods group was purchased by an affiliate of Service Corporation International Canada.

We are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. Dignity Memorial providers offer exclusive benefits, including National Transferability of Prearranged Services, the Bereavement Travel Program, the 24-Hour Compassion Helpline® and access to an acclaimed grief management library. As North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services, the Dignity Memorial brand is your assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction.

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