Many thanks to Lorne and all involved with taking care of Dad's arrangements. This pat on the back is about two months late; roughly six weeks after Dad passed so did his brother...we've been a little busy. As far as prearranged affairs go, we have nothing but good things to say about Alternatives. The price was very reasonable, and following Dad's death everything was low-key, discreet and dignified. Emphasis on "dignified." Do consider this company. Lorne, thanks again to you and your staff.

Before their deaths both of my parents years ago chose Alternatives, and as executor of both wills I could not be more pleased with Alternative's services. On both occasions Lorne and all involved were fast, efficient, discreet and tasteful. Pre-paying before a death is one big thing out of the way. Alternatives will do their best to get you through a very difficult time, including the steps that should be taken following a death. As it is a lengthy list you will appreciate their guidance. Trust me on this one. Thanks again, Lorne and all involved.

On behalf of my family and myself I would like to thank Lorne, April and their staff for the caring and professional services offered to our family following the passing of our husband, father and grandfather. Lorne came to our home and made a very difficult day so much easier with his compassion and suggestions. Following cremation April returned his remains to our home and guided us through all of the paperwork we needed to do following a death. They are truly a remarkable organization.

Thank you to Christine and everyone at Alternatives. With being out of province you helped make the difficult situation seem more manageable. The care, kindness and assistance was ever so appreciated.

To Diann, Lorne and all the staff,

On behalf of my family and myself I would like you all to know we could not have had a better more loving,more respectful organization handling my mother, Joan Haskell's celebration of life. You made our lives so much easier during this process. Lorne you are a consummate professional and were so glad you were with us on the day. Diane, we so appreciated you being there when we needed answers I felt like I made a new friend. Your patience was a blessing. May 2014 be a great year for you all.


In March 2014 we very unexpectedly lost our Mother and were referred to Alternatives by a family member who had recently lost her husband. This death event was incredibly hard on all of us, especially our Father. Two days after her death, Lorne braved horrible roads and came out to our small town. With him he brought a much needed sense of comfort and warmth.

When he sat with us, he didn't do any pressured sales pitches, didn't seem rushed, he was very genuine and caring, He was also very knowledgeable in what was required moving forward. He gave us a great information package that carried us through the process of dealing with the government and bank, etc.. Because of his caring attitude and warmth and that of the staff at Alternatives, my family and I Highly recommend Alternatives Funeral Services to anyone who has experienced a loss.

To Diann and Staff

We would like to thank you for your kindness, compassion and help during this time. You and your staff did an awesome job of helping all of us at this time. Thank you again from all of us.

Thank you very much for handling the remains of my precious husband with tact and class. It made it easier for myself and family.

Circumstances arose that made it necessary to utilize your services. We found Alternatives services extremely satisfactory with none of the usual push to spend the hard earned mighty dollar at a very vulnerable time.  Thank you for that.

When my husband was terminally ill at home, we heard through the home care nurse of another family pleased with Alternatives. They were glad to come to our home and talk to the family. We were so impressed. When my husband died, they came the same morning and was arranged in our home. The cost was reasonable and we would highly recommend them.

I cannot speak highly enough of your Funeral Director’s kindness, sensitivity, and quiet assurance that all will be taken care of, and professional service. You are fortunate to have such a dedicated person working on behalf of your company.

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