Choosing the right funeral provider starts with the right network

When arranging a funeral, it’s important to deal with a funeral provider who can handle whatever special requests you might have. In such a difficult time, you have enough to think about without having to coordinate between service providers or arrange travel plans for you or the deceased.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home in North Burnaby and Ocean View Funeral Home in South Burnaby—a 20-minute drive from the New Westminster town centre—are owned by Dignity Memorial®, North America’s largest provider of funerals, cremations and cemetery services. And because they’re a part of such an extensive network of funeral providers, they have access to products and resources that allow them to meet whatever needs their customers might have.

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“Being part of Dignity Memorial® means we can easily communicate with other funeral homes in different cities,” says Andrew Knapman, Manager of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. “It’s just one of the exclusive benefits that come with being part of this network.”

Knapman points to the national transferability program, a service that allows people to easily transfer pre-arranged funerals to a different Dignity location in North America. As people tend to move in their retirement—and may even choose a different city in which to spend their golden years—having the option to transfer your pre-arranged funeral is important.

“If you’re a snow bird who travels south for the winter, and you pass away in your winter home, we’ll take care of transferring the remains to your pre-arranged location,” says Knapman. “It’s less of a cost for your loved ones and one less thing for them to have to worry about in their time of grief.”

These processes become much more complicated if you needed to communicate between different funeral companies in different cities, Knapman says.

“Being attached to a trusted organization that’s been around for decades means you are able to bring the same high standards to every aspect of your business,” says Knapman. “The Dignity Memorial® brand ensures quality, value, caring service, and customer satisfaction.”

To find out more about making arrangements at either Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Ocean View Funeral Home in Burnaby, call 1-800-34-DIGNITY or go to the Forest Lawn website or the Ocean View website. Forest Lawn is at 3789 Royal Oak Ave and Ocean View is at 4000 Imperial Street. 

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