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At Smith Funeral Home, we care about your health.

Effective September 14th, 2021

As a regulated profession in the Province of Ontario, each and every funeral establishment is required to comply with the government mandates and directives surrounding COVID-19. As such, effective September 14th, 2021, the following measures will take effect:

On Sept. 14, 2021, the government released regulations and guidance for businesses and organizations to support them in implementing proof of vaccination requirements for patrons.
 
This Notice to the Profession provides guidance regarding how these requirements apply to the bereavement sector.
 
Proof of vaccination requirements do not apply to:

  • Funeral services including rites, ceremonies, visitations, receptions, or social gatherings held in places of worship.
  • Funeral services including rites, ceremonies, visitations, receptions, or social gatherings held in funeral establishments, cemeteries, crematoriums, and similar establishments that provide bereavement services and are licensed to operate under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002.
  • Funeral services conducted in any indoor setting, limited to the actual funeral rites or ceremonies, but not an associated social gathering or reception. These settings can include any meeting or event space, conference centre, or convention centre.

Proof of vaccination requirements apply to social gatherings or receptions associated with a funeral service, rite, or ceremony in a meeting or event space, conference centre, or convention centre.
 
Additional information in these Government of Ontario links:  

Effective July 16, 2021

The Bereavement Authority of Ontario has issued the following Registrar’s Directive in alignment with the Government of Ontario’s Step Three of its Roadmap to Reopen announcement today.

Indoor and outdoor funeral services, including visitations, will start operating under these requirements on Friday, July 16th.

No additional measures have been added in this Registrar’s Directive.

Indoor funeral services:

  • Indoor funeral services are permitted with physical distancing of two metres (six feet) between people.
  • No capacity limit, except for the physical distancing requirement. 
  • Masks or face coverings are required indoors.
  • Passive screening continues: There must be passive screening of guests, meaning have COVID signage at the entrance for guests to self-assess. (Here’s a link to the BAO’s screening sign, found on our COVID-19 web section.)
  • Guests must still be logged to enable contact tracing. Records must be kept for 30 days.
  • All attendees and staff must adhere to local public health unit restrictions.

Outdoor funerals / Services at cemeteries:

  • No capacity limit, except for the physical distancing requirement.
  • Cemeteries can restrict access as they deem necessary, as usual. 
  • All attendees and staff must adhere to local public health unit restrictions.

Staffing ratios

  • There will no longer be a set staffing ratio.
  • Funeral establishments and cemeteries are responsible for ensuring physical distancing and the wearing of masks or face coverings indoors.

 

Thank you to everyone for your patience as we try to transition, please do not hesitate to contact the funeral home if you have questions regarding our protocols and procedures.

The Smith Family

We Put Our Families First.

At Smith Funeral Home, you are our first priority. Through our services and support we strive to provide the trust, reliability, and comfort you expect and deserve.

Immediate Need

Smith Funeral Home and Family Centre offers a complete range of services and products to serve your family in this time of need.

From documentation to disposition, we will strive to fulfill all and any requests to achieve our promise that your needs come first, and that you will receive the trust, reliability and comfort you expect.

To request our full list of services, or to find out more, click on the button below or simply call us at (519) 542-5541.

Let Our Family Help Yours.

We are all working hard to provide unique and personal services to our families with the highest level of care and compassion.

Our Difference

Smith Funeral Home and Family Centre has
provided comfort and compassion to this
community for over 35 years and we continue
to strive for better ways to provide the service
you deserve. The warm atmosphere and
tasteful décor allow our families to feel at home
the minute they walk through the door.

FAMILY CENTRE

Allows for gatherings of large groups.

OUR HISTORY

For over 30 years, our family has served your family.

OUR MENU

Lunch and dinner options are available.

Big or Small. We Have What You Need.

Whatever your situation, we have options. We will help you choose which services are best for you, so that what you are planning for happens just the way you want it.

The Family Centre

Our Family Centre sets us apart from other funeral homes.

This facility can comfortably hold up to 200 people, and we will do everything we can to accommodate any unique requests or dietary restrictions. Please be aware that we are not a nut-free environment.

It’s the Right Thing to Do. For Your Family.

Don’t leave someone else to arrange things alone. Take control and make your decisions now. It’s your opportunity to help your family when you are no longer there to help them. Speak to one of our funeral directors.

Plan Ahead

Address personal wishes and lift the burden from your family by making your decisions ahead of time. Give yourself peace of mind. Don’t leave others to make decisions alone, help your family one more time by planning ahead.

Prepare for the future by completing the online pre-planning form below or find out more by giving us a call at

(519) 542-5541

Want to plan in your own time?

Download our checklists and find out what you need to be totally prepared.

Established in 1980.

As a family owned and operated business, we have built our reputation by always putting the families we serve first.

Our Purpose

As a family-run operation, Smith Funeral Home
and Family Centre wants nothing more than to
serve the families of Sarnia and surrounding
areas. We are dedicated to honouring and
celebrating the lives of those in our community,
by providing the most dignified and fulfilling
funeral services and supporting their loved
ones through this part of the grieving process.

Our Team

We could not provide the service we do without these incredible professionals.

Gallery

Take a virtual tour of the Smith Funeral Home and Family Centre Facilities.

Griefcare and Links

Are you having a difficult time? Check out the links below and find resources to help you in your period of grief.

Our Location

1576 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario,
CANADA N7T 7H2

Contact Us Here

Smith Funeral Home and Family Centre is here for you and your family. Anytime you need us, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we will help. No matter the situation, our family is ready to serve yours.

Please feel free to contact us by phone, 24 hours a day, at

(519) 542-5541

Office Hours
Weekends: 8 – 4
Monday to Friday: 8 – 5

1576 London Line, Sarnia, Ontario
CANADA N7T 7H2
Phone: (519) 542-5541
Fax: (519) 542-5542
smithfuneralhome@cogeco.net

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