Simpler Cremations is all about convenience and affordability for families looking for simple cremation options. We try and provide our families with honest and transparent pricing with no pressure or up selling.
We service the North Shore, Vancouver, Burnaby, and their surrounding communities. Arrangements are made online, over the phone, or with a privately arranged meeting.
Some might wonder how we’re able to provide low-cost cremation options for our families compared to other funeral homes? The answer is simple, most of our arrangements are made online so our funeral home is not paying overhead costs for a large building and the family isn’t paying for additional staffing costs to meet with one of our licensed funeral directors in person. Arrangements can be made directly on our website and over the phone with one of our licensed funeral directors. We also have a package in which a family can meet with one of our funeral directors at our office or their home if they so choose.
Here are some other ways in which we are different from the traditional funeral home:
- We are a family owned funeral provider with three generations of funeral profession experience.
- We answer our phones 24/7 to help you with any questions you might have.
- Honest and transparent pricing on our website for you to view.
- No pressure or hassle to buy.
- We own and operate our own crematorium.
- Easy online arrangement application.
If you would like to start making arrangements, we invite you to select the button below to get started.
Our owners, George & Mildred McKenzie, also welcome you to give us a call or email us with any questions you might have. If you want to get to know us better, please read more about our staff and family below:
Licensed Funeral Director, Owner
In 1982 George received his Diploma & License as a Funeral Director & Licensed Embalmer and received the “Professionalism Award” for his class year. George began working in the funeral profession alongside is mother and father at Hollyburn Funeral home in the 1970’s. In 1988 George and his wife, Mildred McKenzie, bought Squamish Funeral Chapel. In 2011 George & Mildred received many requests to come back to the North Shore, with that McKenzie Funeral Services was established in 2011. The McKenzie Family has been in the funeral profession since 1946.
Licensed Funeral Director, Owner
Mildred has been helping and serving families for the past 35 years, directing services and creating unique personalized ceremonies. She has served on the Funeral Service of B.C. Board of Directors for ten years working alongside other funeral directors of the province to try and improve awareness and education across the province.
Community Relations Director & Licensed Funeral Director
Mark started working for his parents in the summer of 2012. He recently completed his MBA with an emphasis in Management from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. Mark is responsible for arranging community events, educational seminars, and other marketing initiatives.
Mark completed his apprenticeship program for funeral directing and embalming with the Canadian College of Funeral Services in the fall of 2018..
Apprentice Funeral Director
Geoff started working for McKenzie Funeral Services in the summer of 2015. He is a Certified Accountant who is also the son in law to both George & Mildred McKenzie. He is a very hard worker which is noticed in all aspects of his work in the business.
Geoff completed his apprenticeship program for funeral directing and embalming with the Canadian College of Funeral Services in the fall of 2018.