About Amherst

Welcome to Amherst Funeral Home, where our founder Scott McFarlane began with a vision to make compassionate care accessible to everyone. We’re a true Canadian gem, locally owned and fiercely independent. Unlike the big chains, Amherst stands alone, dedicated to offering genuine, heartfelt services right here in our community.

At Amherst Funeral and Cremation Services, we’re all about honoring your loved one without the hefty price tag. We believe that a dignified farewell shouldn’t have to drain your finances. Our mission? To provide top-notch funeral and cremation services that respect your wishes and your wallet.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Affordable Excellence: You can fulfill your loved one’s final wishes without breaking the bank. At Amherst, quality meets affordability.

  • Freedom to Choose: Forget the old-school sales pitches and overwhelming options. With us, arranging a funeral or cremation is straightforward and stress-free. We’re here to simplify, not complicate, your choices during these tough times.

  • Direct Access: When you call Amherst, you’re speaking directly to us locally, not through a middleman in another province or country. We cut through the confusion and keep it simple, saving you money and sparing you hassle.

  • Comprehensive Services: Whether it’s a traditional chinese, christian or catholic funeral, a muslim graveside burial, or our well-known Essential Cremation Package, we’ve got you covered. Fully licensed by Consumer Protection BC, we uphold the highest standards. And yes, our green burials are genuinely eco-friendly, certified by the Green Burial Council!

We do things ‘The Amherst Way’—simple, respectful, and transparent. That’s the  promise our funeral home to you.

If you’re searching for “the best funeral home” or need assistance with funeral, burial, or memorial services, remember, Amherst is here for you every step of the way.  

Catholic Funerals by Amherst
Scott, Chris & Amherst Staff

at Mountain View Chapel in Vancouver

Scott McFarlane
R. Scott McFarlane

Owner, Licensed Funeral Director & a Simple Man

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