The International Crisis and the Effects on End of Life Services


Over the past few weeks we have witnessed many changes that have affected the supply and demand of the services that we all need and require. One of the biggest concerns is the increasing costs of goods and services; the funeral services sector has not escaped the continued rise in costs of the services we provide. Recently, the casket and urn suppliers along with our crematorium provider, have induced surcharges and increased fees to funeral homes to compensate for these rising costs. We honor and appreciate each and every family that we have served and will continue to serve with our highest level of professional service. We have done our utmost best to absorb these increased costs in the past to help and assist each family in controlling overall expenses.

We want every family who experiences a loss to know that C.F. Sweeny's Funeral Homes have not and will not be increasing our professional services fees during these difficult times; however, we are not able to continue to absorb the increases we have suffered from our suppliers. We want our families to know that any increases you experience is a direct result of the escalating fees from our suppliers and not from the funeral home. Our professional licensed staff are available for any questions or concerns you may have.
  

Covid-19 Pandemic Guidelines & Information

Covid-19 has created a new way of doing things for most of us. 

Nova Scotia Public Health regulations require all attendees of a visitation and/or funeral service (indoors & outdoors) are to wear a face cover/mask and must respect physical distancing. Limitations are still in effect to the number of attendees permitted for service events. Please contact us for the latest limitation.

PROOF OF VACCINATION

Proof of vaccination will no longer be required when entering the facilities of a service. Our staff will continue to monitor the physical distancing requirement.

 

Welcome to

C.F. Sweeny's Funeral Home Ltd.

35 York Street - our new, all inclusive public facility



Commemorating 103 years of Dedicated Service

We are appreciative to have been providing professional services, guidance and assistance to families who are in need during the most difficult event in life, since 1917.  As we move into a evolving society where needs and service requirements change, we want to make sure that Sweeny's Funeral Home continues to provide the service that our families have come to expect. We work with each family making sure that their wishes and desires are met and that we are able to give back to our families - memories to cherish - when it comes to their reflection back on the memorialization of their loved one.

As we strive to provide services that will benefit the families that call on our staff to assist them in a difficult time, we are very pleased to partner with Forget Me Not Ceremonies.  This is an on-line streaming service that will remove the worry, cost and concern about getting family members home with geographical challenges and will allow them to be part of the live service held locally.

The Value of Live Streaming

Live Streaming a memorial service is about uniting all who brought value to someone’s life. It allows people to pay their respects and show support regardless of life’s obstacles such as finances, travel, age, or health.

Live streaming can bring new moments to light and renew old memories as guests are encouraged to share their own photos and stories – which we keep and store for you.

From connections so small that no one knew about them to the closest connections of all, everyone should have the opportunity to pay respects to a lost loved one, a dear friend, a colleague, or an acquaintance.

To preserve the moments and memories, Forget Me Not Ceremonies will give you the opportunity to put all these treasures into a photobook … to keep and cherish. Please ask our knowledgeable Directors about this service and how we can make sure all your families and friends can be part of their event - virtually!


Our Commitment to You

When you need help and guidance during a loss in your family, you'll find the staff at Sweeny's Funeral Homes to be compassionate and responsive to your needs.  At a time when emotions can make it difficult to deal with all the issues you're facing, you will have peace of mind that our licensed and support staff strive on completing every detail with professionalism, respect and dignity.

As a locally owned, private company, we take pride in the personalized services we're able to offer to those families of which we are honoured to assist. Whether you've planned in detail or find yourself unprepared, with chapels in Bridgewater and New Germany, we stand ready to be your source of help.

Please feel free to browse our pages to learn more about pre-planning a funeral and grief support, as well as the traditional funeral and cremation services that we have to offer.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at anytime, we are available by phone or e-mail, or drop by the office in person.  We are always here to help.

We understand that it is not always possible to attend a service or visitation in person, so we encourage you to use our partner Forget Me Not Ceremonies for on-line streaming or our beautifully designed interactive online tributes website to pay your respects. Leave a condolence, share a memory, light a candle and more!


Thank you for visiting us on-line.

Adam C. Tipert, CFSP, President