Local funeral home is a family affair

When it comes to funeral services, a personal, compassionate touch makes all the difference. And those qualities are inherent in every aspect of West Vancouver’s McKenzie Funeral Services, a family-run business that has been treating everyone like family since the McKenzie’s first foray into the profession in 1946. “A family business means that (families) will receive a quality service and the utmost attention at all times. They can rest assured that they can reach us by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we mean that,” says Mark McKenzie, the organization’s Community Relations Director who has been working in the business since 2012. “If someone we love passes away at 2 a.m. or for anytime in that matter, families can rest assured that one of the McKenzie Family members (George, Mildred, Mark, Geoff, Dave or Jim) will be available to answer the call.”

With 70 years of experience to its name, McKenzie Funeral Services can expertly and efficiently arrange any type of service for a family, including celebrations of life, graveside services, visitation services, memorial gatherings, church funerals and simple cremation services. Additionally, the home’s owner and funeral director, George McKenzie, is a celebrant and can lead and officiate celebrations of life’s, burials, or other services for families who wish for a non-denomination funeral.

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What also sets McKenzie Funeral Services apart from other funeral providers is the fact that the McKenzie’s will personally walk a family through every step of the arrangement; from personally bringing the deceased to their funeral home, organizing memorable celebrations of life throughout the North Shore, to them personally handling the cremation at their own and operated crematorium.

“Whenever we have to put trust in someone we typically want to know who that person is, that’s why we encourage families to give us a call, go onto our website, or schedule a meeting with us, so that way they can get to know who we are and can feel reassured their loved one and family will be taken care of”.

McKenzie Funeral Services is also very active in the community and organizes a number of outreach events throughout the year. On March 6, 2018 at 6 p.m. they will be holding a Living Well & Learning Well Estate Planning Workshop at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre. Here, attendees will learn about probate and how it will affect their estate, as well as the differences between power of attorney, representation agreements and joint ownership. They will also learn how to pre-plan their cremation or burial arrangements, and ensure their family is protected from the anxiety of forced medical decisions.

To RSVP for the Living Well & Learning Well Estate Planning Workshop please call 604-926-5121 or visit https://www.mckenziefuneralservice.com/estateseminar for more information.

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