J.A. Snow Funeral Home was established as Snow & Company Undertaker on Argyle Street in 1883, making it the oldest funeral home in Halifax. Our history is intertwined with that of Halifax itself, having played important roles in the recovery effort and burials resulting from the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912 and the devastating Halifax Explosion of 1917. In the wake of the 1917 tragedy, Snow & Company conducted funeral services for the victims at a rate of 30 to 40 a day.
In 1973, fourth-generation owner John Snow and his business partner Don MacKay moved J.A. Snow Funeral Home to a new location at 2666 Windsor Street. From this new, modern facility, Snow’s continued to serve generations of families from all segments of the community with unwavering care.
In 2006, the funeral home became part of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. As such, we 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.
Over the past 125 years, Halifax has grown from a small city surrounding the harbour to a massive city covering the pennisula and surrounding mainland. To better serve the growing population, J.A. Snow Funeral Home opened its new home at 339 Lacewood Drive in the center of the rapidly growing areas of Bedford, Spryfield, Sackville, Fall River, Lakeside and Timberlea in April 2009.