Family owned funeral homes in short supply February 17, 2017

In one of the most personal professions there is, corporations continue to buy small town funeral homes in order to satisfy their growth demands and the demands of their shareholders.  My wife asked me recently if I thought that it mattered to families that we are family owned.  Thus, I set out to defend the statement Family Matters.  Why does family matter.  To a family owned funeral home, or any family owned business, you are not a number, you are a customer or more often than not a friend.  We strive to give you the best of service of care, not because we are driven by dividends and spreadsheets, but because it was a profession that we are passionate about.  We actually serve families, we do not sit in an office in Toronto watching spreadsheets.  We are licensed funeral directors, and we grieve with our families, this comes through in the compassionate care that we provide.  We are flexible because we do not have to answer to head offices growth goals.  More often than not we have better pricing, as our responsibility is what is fair to the customer, not what our shareholders require for growth.  I believe family does matter and you will notice the difference in your care.  Proudly the only family owned funeral home serving Orillia and Midland, and now the only family owned funeral home between Barrie and Huntsville.