~~We are Chilliwack’s longest operating funeral provider. We offer a comprehensive range of funeral, cremation, monument, and cemetery services in the community, and have an onsite crematorium. We are committed to providing professional, caring service to families and work diligently to personalize all services to the needs and desires of those we serve. Our goal is to help every family create a truly memorable event or celebration that is fitting for their loved one. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. We also offer full pre-arrangement services, for families who wish to record and document their wishes in advance.
~~We have been in business locally for almost 125 years. We were founded in 1890 by J.C. Henderson. In 1919, R.J Henderson (unrelated to J.C. Henderson) purchased the business, and it stayed in his family for three generations. In 1935, G.H. “Harvey” Henderson expanded the business and opened a sister location in Abbotsford. In 1955, Henderson's also branched out into Langley. In February 1988, Bob Henderson sold the business to The Loewen Group Inc., which became the Alderwoods Group Inc. in 2000, and later merged with Service Corporation International (SCI) in 2006 and became a Dignity Memorial Location. As a Dignity Memorial Provider, we are part of the largest network of funeral homes in North America.
~~We offer many exclusive benefits that are only available through a Dignity Memorial Location, including national transferability of prearranged services, which allows families to use their pre-arrangements at any Dignity Memorial Location nationwide; a Bereavement Travel Program, which provides grieving families the best available travel options; our 24-Hour Compassion Helpline® counseling service, and acclaimed Grief Management Library, which helps bereaved families cope with their loss. We offer complimentary on-line web pages and guest books to every family we serve, as well as comprehensive Internet archives for photos, videos, and life stories to be carried from this generation to the next. We have the ability to stream funeral and cemetery services for those who are not able to attend, and offer extensive support to those looking after an estate through tools such as Estate Fraud Protection Plans, and Aftercare Planners. We offer assurances of quality, value, caring service, and exceptional customer satisfaction to every family we work with. We continually strive to find new ways to raise the bar on service levels and improve the offerings we have available for families.
~~Over the 100 plus years we have been in the community we have contributed through countless groups, and in numerous ways. We are very active in the Chilliwack Hospice Society, and have supported many local charities and sporting teams, and also attended a large realm of community events. We host several not-for-profit events each year, such as our Grief Teleconference, and the Dignity Memorial Golf Tournament, and have held holiday season community celebrations for many years. We are also involved in many speaking engagements throughout the year, often giving educational information on estate planning, and funeral service in general. We support our youth and have taken secondary students in “job shadow” mentorships, and are always willing to speak to local groups about funeral service and its role in the community. Every person on our team serves Chilliwack in some fashion. Most of us reside in town, and have raised our families here.