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About Arbor Memorial

Arbor Memorial is a trusted family-owned Canadian company with deep roots in diverse communities across the country. Established in 1947, Arbor has over 130 locations, and 24 of our cemeteries have full-service funeral homes on premises, offering complete service to our families. With over 2500 dedicated and highly-trained staff, Arbor has solidified itself as a standard-bearer in the industry, with a long history of excellence and strategic growth. It is our privilege to provide expert guidance and customized services that help families honour, respect and celebrate loved ones.

Media Contact

For media inquiries about Arbor Memorial Inc., and to arrange interviews with our staff, please contact:

Dustin Wright
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Telephone: (416) 763-3230 ext. 3032 or Cell: (647) 882-7520

Arbor In the News

"Prince Albert funeral home under new direction as long time manager steps down" paNOW December 30, 2021

"Burlington cemetery opens fourth dedicated garden" Toronto Star, December 3, 2021

"Closure an essential part of grieving, says funeral home director" BarrieToday, November 29, 2021

"Arbor Memorial Donate to KDH Auxiliary" The North Grenville Times, November 24, 2021

"National Grief and Bereavement Day: Recognizing grief as we reconnect" Red Deer Advocate, November 15, 2021

"National Grief and Bereavement Day: Recognizing grief as we reconnect" Midland Today, November 15, 2021

"Recognizing grief as we reconnect" Prince Albert Daily Herald, November 14, 2021

"Recognizing grief as we reconnect" Hamilton Spectator, November 14, 2021

"'COVID has stolen so much': The pain of deferred grief during the pandemic" Ottawa Citizen, October 12, 2021

"Rose Garden Hospice one step closer to fundraising goal after community donation" paNOW, October 9, 2021

"Sands Funeral Chapel donates $10,000 to Nourish Cowichan" Cowichan Valley Citizen, October 1, 2021

"Mourning has broken | Manitoba families now able to host long-delayed funerals" Winnipeg Free Press, September 30, 2021

"Philanthropy in Ottawa: $50,000 donation to match 50 years service" Ottawa Business Journal, September 22, 2021

"Arbor Memorial unveils floral tribute to local residents who died of COVID-19" Prince Albert Daily Herald, September 22, 2021

"Many planning secondary funerals to help with grieving process of lost love ones" Breakfast Television Toronto, September 16, 2021

“Denied proper funeral gatherings during COVID, many grieving families plan a second event” Toronto Sun, August 22, 2021

“Increased demand for delayed pandemic funerals” CTV News Atlantic, August 22, 2021

“Manitoba families planning second or delayed funeral services” Global News Winnipeg, August 16, 2021

"The Power of a Procession" Times Colonist, July 27, 2021

“Pre-paid Funeral Planning” Zoomer Radio, July 4, 2021

“Emerging technology that's here to stay” CityNews Toronto, June 18, 2021

"'It really has been embraced': Oakville funeral home using robot to help loved ones take part in services" Toronto Star, June 5, 2021

“Funerals after COVID-19” 980 CKNW, May 28, 2021

“The Digital Transformation of Funeral Services” CTV News Regina, May 28, 2021

"Arbor Memorial Wins Gold Standard for Best Managed Companies" Canada Newsire, May 5, 2021

"Funeral homes embrace tech as a way to connect grieving families" Toronto Sun, March 14, 2021

"Canada's last responders very much on the front lines", March 11, 2021

"How funerals in Ontario have adapted to COVID-19", March 10, 2021

"COVID-19: Funeral service demand grows | B.C. reports more than 40,000 annual deaths for first time" Vancouver Sun, March 9, 2021

"How funeral industry adapted to pandemic" CP24, March 7, 2021

"The importance of end-of-life resolutions" CTV News Regina, February 4, 2021

"End-of-life planning conversations" CTV News Atlantic, January 31, 2021

"Canadians prioritize making end-of-life plans over New Year’s resolutions : survey"  Canadian Lawyer, January 28, 2021

"Many Canadians forced to address their mortality in 2020: survey", January 15, 2021

"Poll shows a third of Canadians had end-of-life conversations in 2020" Wealth Professional, January 15, 2021

2020 and older

"Richmond funeral business offers silver lining on pandemic cloud for grieving relatives" Richmond NewsOctober 5, 2020

"One of the kindest gifts you can give to a loved one" Edmonton Journal, September, 23, 2020

"Drive-up Visitations in Kingston" CBC Radio, (begins min 40), June 10, 2020

"Unprecedented Times" Canadian Funeral News, June, 2020

"Local funeral home offers drive-through visitation"  The Kingston Whig Standard, June 4, 2020

"Egan: 'It is with great sadness...' — the death notice as modern eulogy"  Ottawa Citizen, May 2, 2020

"COVID-19 distancing measures make grieving more challenging" CHECK News, April 30, 2020

"A time for grief" Halifax Examiner, April 21, 2020

"Funeral homes during COVID-19" CBC Radio- Ottawa Morning, April 16, 2020

"Funeral homes urge online streaming of memorial services" Times Colonist, Marach 31, 2020

"Coronavirus is changing how we hold funerals: ‘another layer of grief’ " Global News, March 28, 2020

"Funeral industry adapting in time of social distancing" CBC, March 23, 2020

"For the third year in a row, Arbor Memorial Inc. named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies" March 5, 2020

"Funeral Pre-Planning" NewsTalk 1010, Novemeber 13, 2019

"For the second year, Arbor Memorial Inc. named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies" March 7, 2019

"Arbor Memorial: Canada’s Best Managed Companies 2018" Canadian Business, March 8, 2018

"Arbor Memorial Tackles a Taboo Topic"  Strategy Online, Jan. 26, 2017

"Dying in a digital world means life after death" Toronto Sun, Feb. 2, 2016

"Baby boomers expected to breathe life into funeral industry"  Globe and Mail, Nov. 10, 2015

"Would you take a selfie at a funeral?"  Toronto, Oct. 13, 2015