Let Us Lend a Helping Hand

Online Arrangements Starting at $1,690.00

Let Us Lend a Helping Hand

Online Arrangements Starting at $1,690.00

Recent Obituaries

Glorinda Torres

Oct 04, 1961 - Apr 13, 2024

Rheal L. Joly Sr.

Jul 14, 1937 - Mar 15, 2024

Richard Leblanc

Sep 06, 1956 - Mar 20, 2024

SYNEK, Joy Lynne

Aug 30, 1959 - Mar 05, 2024

Pre-plan With Us

With our convenient funeral preplanning services, you can choose the celebration of your life that best suits your personality and budget.

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Funerals are a time of celebration & remembrance of those you’ve lost, but they’re also times of mourning, so having some help for the planning process is beneficial.

Ottawa’s First Affordable Funeral Home

First Memorial proudly helps Ottawa families and friends with affordable cremation services and funeral home services so your focus can remain dedicated to the loved one you have lost and the positive memories shared throughout their lifetime. We believe a celebration of life for yourself or your loved ones should not be tainted with a heavy financial burden yet deserves the attention and care you would expect from traditional Ottawa funeral homes.

Honour your Loved One with reliable Funeral Home Services

A celebration of life is as unique as the individual and while we provide affordable cremation and funeral home services, we also offer a variety of options to suit every need and budget. From online services for the person or family who wishes to self-serve, to a full traditional service, a celebration of life or graveside service, First Memorial Funeral Services is there to make a difficult time for you that much easier and more affordable.

Affordable Packages

BASIC CREMATION

STARTING AT $1,690.00
Cash Disbursements and HST NOT Included

BASIC CREMATION – No Service Option
URN COMMITAL OPTION

STARTING AT $1,990.00
Cash Disbursements and HST NOT Included

URN COMMITAL OPTION

Funeral Process

When you lose a loved one, making decisions about funeral arrangements can be overwhelming; which is why at First Memorial we are here to guide you through the process every step of the way. Our skilled team of licensed funeral directors will provide you with continued support and guidance throughout the entire process.

First Memorial offers a wide range of funeral services to meet every individual’s needs. Whether you are arranging a funeral, burial, or direct cremation. These services are offered twenty-four hours a day online, by telephone, or in person with one of our dedicated team members.

01. Contact us

First Memorial can be reached directly by telephone or through online funeral arrangements. Our experienced funeral directors are available twenty-four hours a day to give you support and provide guidance regarding the different services best suited for your loved one

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02. Funeral Arrangements- Pricing & Documentation

Funeral conferences allow families to arrange their loved one’s services. During the initial meeting, a funeral director will provide guidance on the different options available, review pricing, and fill out the necessary documents to proceed with the final disposition of your loved one. Proof of Death Certificates will also be provided to your family.

03. Transfer to our care

Our compassionate team will transfer your loved one into our care from their place of death. Once in our care, they will remain in a secure area of the funeral home until their final disposition.

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04. Final Disposition

A licensed funeral director will coordinate all aspects of the cremation or burial with the crematory or cemetery where the final disposition will take place.

05. Grief Counselling

It is difficult to cope after we lose a loved one. It is for this reason First Memorial provides families, free of charge, thirteen months of twenty-four hours a day phone counselling to help with issues that may be difficult to talk about with family or friends. The compassion helpline is not only available in French and English, but it is also offered in most international languages. The supportive counsellors are trained therapists in all aspects of bereavement.

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06. Aftercare

Aftercare is an important service we offer at no extra charge. It is a service our dedicated team gives families to help them navigate through the necessary government documents.

Funeral Process

When you lose a loved one, making decisions about funeral arrangements can be overwhelming; which is why at First Memorial we are here to guide you through the process every step of the way. Our skilled team of licensed funeral directors will provide you with continued support and guidance throughout the entire process.

First Memorial offers a wide range of funeral services to meet every individual’s needs. Whether you are arranging a funeral, burial, or direct cremation. These services are offered twenty-four hours a day online, by telephone, or in person with one of our dedicated team members.

01. CONTACT US

First Memorial can be reached directly by telephone or through online funeral arrangements. Our experienced funeral directors are available twenty-four hours a day to give you support and provide guidance regarding the different services best suited for your loved one.

process
02. Funeral Arrangements- Pricing & Documentation

Funeral conferences allow families to arrange their loved one’s services. During the initial meeting, a funeral director will provide guidance on the different options available, review pricing, and fill out the necessary documents to proceed with the final disposition of your loved one. Proof of Death Certificates will also be provided to your family.

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03. Transfer to our care

Our compassionate team will transfer your loved one into our care from their place of death. Once in our care, they will remain in a secure area of the funeral home until their final disposition.

process
04. Final Disposition

A licensed funeral director will coordinate all aspects of the cremation or burial with the crematory or cemetery where the final disposition will take place.

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05. Grief Counselling

It is difficult to cope after we lose a loved one. It is for this reason First Memorial provides families, free of charge, thirteen months of twenty-four hours a day phone counselling to help with issues that may be difficult to talk about with family or friends. The compassion helpline is not only available in French and English, but it is also offered in most international languages. The supportive counsellors are trained therapists in all aspects of bereavement.

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06. Aftercare

Aftercare is an important service we offer at no extra charge. It is a service our dedicated team gives families to help them navigate through the necessary government documents.

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We are here to help you

We Are Here to Help You 24/7
THE COMPASSION HELPLINE ® provides, free of charge, 13 months of personal and confidential phone services that will help you with issues that may be difficult to talk about with family or friends.

We are here to help you

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We Are Here to Help You 24/7
THE COMPASSION HELPLINE ® provides, free of charge, 13 months of personal and confidential phone services that will help you with issues that may be difficult to talk about with family or friends.

Our Cremation Products

Our many Cremation Remembrance options are tailored to meet your family’s needs. Whether choosing an urn or a simple piece of jewelry, every remembrance can be personalized to reflect the life it represents.

Our Cremation Products

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Our many Cremation Remembrance options are tailored to meet your family’s needs. Whether choosing an urn or a simple piece of jewelry, every remembrance can be personalized to reflect the life it represents.

Read our Reviews

KoojohKoojoh
18:43 30 Aug 23
Lil DicksonLil Dickson
19:20 23 Jun 23
The funeral Director was most helpful. Since we were unable to be there he did all the necessary paperwork etc. The ashes were mailed is a very nice wooden box and arrived sooner than expected. I would certainly leave my arrangements to them if I were in the Ottawa area. Thanks to all the staff for your care and compassion.
Gord GarnerGord Garner
12:27 25 May 23
I needed help and I needed professional advice and service. I had enough on my mind and not having to worry about if these matters were being handled properly was a great relief. From the first phone call to the completion of the services I had not a worry or doubt that I was in experienced professional and empathetic hands . Invaluable experience many thanks to Barry and the team.
Claude GClaude G
19:29 24 May 23
Dan LaroseDan Larose
01:15 18 May 23
amazing thank youyou took care of both my parents Thank you Melody!
Trish DoranTrish Doran
20:12 14 Apr 23
First Memorial, more specifically Maureen and then Melody, helped make one of the most painful experiences of life, losing a parent, a little bit less painful by providing amazing service throughout, from Moms passing to the collection of her remains.They are kind, caring, professional and completely reasonably priced. They helped me through every step of the process and I would highly recommend their services.
Jerrica GallingerJerrica Gallinger
02:15 31 Mar 23
Hands down, The best funeral home! The staff are extremely kind and sympathetic. I unfortunately had to use their services twice now, however they made it such an remarkable experience considering the circumstances. The staff showed so much compassion and made sure my loved ones were well taken care of. Thank you so much, First Memorial for all of your help and kindness during such difficult times.I have already recommended them to a family friend and I will continue recommend to everyone else.
Tamica EhmTamica Ehm
21:53 15 Mar 23
The morning my dad died, we phoned First Memorial Funeral Services. They were originally recommended to us by my aunt, who phoned them after my uncle passed away in 2019. The person I spoke with on the phone that morning was so attentive and I was met with such compassionate words. When the two gentlemen came to pick up my fathers body, they ensured to give us as much time as we needed before we said our final goodbyes (my dad, who was palliative, had requested to be cremated).When it was time to make arrangements, we were greeted with hugs from Maureen and Melody from the time we walked through the door. Both women were sympathetic and kind throughout everything. They were finished work at 5pm but still chose to stay back to finish up the last discussions on arrangements. Another person I would like to mention is José. He came to our home on his day off to help us fill out documents that needed to be completed after someone has passed. You guys have no idea how happy my mother and I were to have this service offered to us. As well as, having him make time and come to us even though he had a busy schedule.All in all, everyone we came across from this facility was so wonderful to deal with. Even one of the location managers, Barry, reached out via email. In the future, I will have no problem recommending their service to anyone who is in need of arrangements 🙂
Gail PriceGail Price
19:07 21 Sep 22
Thanks to Patrice for exceptional service. I was at my wits end he stepped up and took over everything for me. He was quick to respond to my questions and the service was very affordable. Hands down number 1 and I would definitely use again if the need arises. Gail from Englehart Ont
Bianca WalkerBianca Walker
22:30 27 Aug 22
My finance recently passed away and I contacted First Memorial to handle his cremation services. I had the pleasure of dealing with Maureen and Patrice. They are so incredibly kind, considerate, patient and helpful. They treated my fiance with the upmost respect and dignity. I will be forever thankful for their kindness and respect during the hardest time of my life.
Sally TibbitsSally Tibbits
19:44 05 Jul 22
When my father passed away, we were out of town. I contacted First Memorial and spoke with Patrice Lambert who was excellent. He immediately put my mind at ease and explained the process and options for my Dad’s arrangements. Patrice said not to worry and that everything would be taken care of. From start to finish, my experience with First Memorial was fantastic. They are a caring, professional and efficient business and I would highly recommend their services.
Titiania EubanksTitiania Eubanks
19:16 16 Jan 22
I felt as if I had a close friend helping and guiding me through this very difficult journey.
Kizzy ScottKizzy Scott
00:34 30 Sep 21
The experience was entirely welcoming, and every detail was met. They make sure everything is taken care of and provide the best price and services.
Rick LachaineRick Lachaine
14:39 03 Aug 21
We had to arrange very quickly at the last minute for the cremation of my father as a result of rapid declining health at St-Vincent Hospital in Ottawa. We contacted First Memorial and all arrangements were done over the phone. The funeral director we dealt with was very professional, compassionate, and understanding. The cremation itself and the return of the ashes was very prompt along with all paperwork that included the death certificates and all other necessary documentation.
Ron MountainRon Mountain
21:13 25 May 21
All aspects of the experience were beyon my expectations i am totally satisfied by the professional and courteous care that was offered to me
My OpinionMy Opinion
01:41 14 Mar 21
Mom & Dad passed away and there service were great kind and extremely friendly
France FontaineFrance Fontaine
16:42 02 Feb 21
We have received an honest and polite reception. All of their services offer were with no pressure at all. All our wills were respected as well with our budget.We were looking to have a very simple service/accomodation as per the will of our dad. Even if we were not to spend thousands $, the staff was supportive and never felt pressure of whatsoever.I would highly recommand them for the excellence of assistance of the staff.
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