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The Family Service Liaison

The Family Service Liaison is a specialized service offered by Bay Gardens Funeral Home to each of our valued families. We know that the days leading up to a funeral service are overwhelming.

The Family Service Liaison is here to help minimize the additional stresses that can come with planning a funeral.

In our modern world, we are continuously finding new and creative ways to commemorate those we have lost.  Many families come to us with their own unique ideas to incorporate into their funeral services and visitations, and it is the role of the Family Service Liaison to help bring these special tributes into fruition.  There is no idea too grand or too complex – we will work with your family to give it shape. 

The Family Service Liaison can also assist your family by picking up mementos, photos, or clothing – any items to be displayed during the funeral service.  They are also available for your other needs – let us make dinner reservations for your family or coordinate transportation for family coming in from out of town.  Every family is unique, and the Family Service Liaison exists to serve your unique needs.

“Every life tells a story. Celebrate yours.” 

The Team at Bay Gardens and Bayview Cemetery and Mausoleum.

A Few Things to Consider When Pre-Planning

As part of our commitment to the community, we hold monthly seminars where we share information on Wills and Estate Planning, Travel Insurance, Repatriation and Funeral Pre-Planning.

We offer one-on-one appointments where you can meet with our Licensed Funeral Directors and
Pre-Planning Advisors in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere to discuss the options available to you and ensure that you ‘share your story’ and gain peace of mind knowing your wishes are established and secure. 

As part of that service, the team at Bay Gardens and Bayview Cemetery and Mausoleum have created a checklist and we’d like to share with a few of these items, for you to consider: 

1. Meet with your Bay Gardens Licensed Funeral Director to discuss your wishes 

2. Have the following documents on-hand: social insurance number, birth date, birthplace, profession, etc. 

3. Choose your preference burial or cremation 

4. Have you already chosen your final resting place? 

5. What would you like your monument or marker to look like and say? 

6. How would you like your family and friends to visit? 1 hour before the service or 1 day before? 

7. Would you prefer a traditional Church or Celebrant service? 

8. How many people will attend a reception following your services? 

9. Have you completed your Power of Attorney and Will? 

10. Who is your Executor? 

We often hear family and friends say: “We are so grateful Mom/Dad pre-arranged; it was such a gift. 

We now have peace of mind knowing they had a say in their final wishes.” 

“Every life tells a story. Celebrate yours.” 

The Team at Bay Gardens and Bayview Cemetery and Mausoleum.

The Holiday Season

December is a time we begin to notice it happen all around us; our communities are getting into the holiday spirit. For so many people, one thing is for certain: December is a time we gather, to celebrate with family and friends. 

As we gather, we're also reminded of those who mean something to us. This is why we would like to acknowledge all of your support for this past year. Within the last four months alone we have appreciated your attendance at the Golden Years Expo at the Bennetto Community Centre in September; for joining us to learn more about estate planning with Stephen Frankel, Wills and Estate Lawyer at both our Hamilton and Burlington locations in October;  and for learning about healthy ways of grieving from industry expert, Dr. Alan Wolfelt, at the Royal Botanical Gardens in November!

We too are acknowledging the holiday spirit in December by supporting one of our local bereavement resources: Bereaved Families of Ontario Hamilton Burlington (BFO-SCR), by hosting a special Tree Lighting event.

Please consider joining us to support those grieving in our community, and to keep BFO-SCR sustainable to continue offering their invaluable  support in the future.

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For further details about this event and to register, please phone Bereaved Families of Ontario Hamilton Burlington, 905-318-0070, or visit their website here: bfo-hamilton-burlington/events. 

We are ONE in September

Hello! September is a time of year that reminds us of change - a new school year, home project or the cusp of a new season. However this month also  brings with it a reminder that many people around us need a helping hand, a kind word or someone to just listen.  September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day; join us to bring awareness to this important cause.

According to the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention (CASP), approximately 11 people will end their lives today by suicide and another 210 will attempt to do so. It has been estimated that for each death, 7-10 bereaved people are left behind to deal with the trauma and grief of losing someone dear.  

These numbers are sobering to say the least. Besides the terrible loss and potential loss of life, the fact that every day, close to 100 people are newly bereaved by suicide means we as a community must work together to eliminate stigma and raise awareness. One life saved is well worth the effort. One person who receives mental health support is well worth the effort.

Among those most at risk in Canada are youth, middle aged men, seniors and indigenous people. Suicide is a complex issue and cannot be attributed to one factor. Not all people who die by suicide have a mental illness and not all those who are mentally ill commit suicide. Factors such as loss, addictions, childhood trauma or other forms of trauma, depression, serious physical illness, and major life changes can make some people feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. It is important to remember that it isn’t necessarily the nature of the loss or stressor that is as important as the individual’s experience that these things feel unbearable.

You may recall in May of this year, the staff at Bay Gardens and Bayview Cemetery held a special month-long campaign to raise public awareness of women's cancers. This month, we continue our work of bringing important issues to the forefront. With September 10th being World Suicide Prevention Day, we felt it was good timing to turn our focus to reducing the stigma associated with suicide and helping anyone in need. Our uniforms will change for the month of September, with staff wearing scarves and ties in yellow and orange. These colours represent the awareness ribbon of the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention and signify the rising sun and the flickering flame of a candle, both symbols of light and hope.

We invite you to share this purpose with us.

Be one who wears a ribbon. Be one who reaches out. Be one who speaks up. Be one who listens. Be one who makes a difference. Be ONE.

Contact www.suicideprevention.ca for your nearest crisis centre.


Let's Talk About Men's Health

Hello! You may recall in May and September of this year, the staff at Bay Gardens and Bayview Cemetery held special, month-long campaigns to raise public awareness of women's cancers and suicide prevention, respectively. 

This month, we continue our work of bringing important issues to the forefront. With November being known for the Movember movement, we felt it was a good chance for us to turn our focus to the awareness of men's cancers and mental health. Our uniforms will change for the month with the addition of a new tie and scarf, and lapel pins showing the necktie logo of Prostate Cancer Canada. The various shades of blue represent the awareness colours of these two leading men's health organizations. These organizations tackle men's health on a global scale, year round, addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, suicide prevention and mental health. They know what works for men, and how to find and fund the most innovative research to have both a global and local impact.

Our fathers, brothers, partners and friends face a health crisis that isn't being talked about enough. Men are dying too young and we cannot afford to stay silent.

Working to support the Movember movement and Prostate Cancer Canada, as well as the many fine organizations offering men's services in the Hamilton and surrounding areas,  we invite you to share this purpose with us. If talking about it helps to save one person, it is well worth it. Watch our Facebook page to hear more about what we're doing.

Visit https://ca.movember.com or www.prostatecancer.ca for more information.


Healing Through the Holidays

Hello! On December 4th, we held our annual Holiday Memorial Service in honour of the families served this past year, by both our funeral home and cemetery locations. Close to 250 people attended the moving, solemn candle light ceremony, to hear their loved one's name read during the service and light a candle in memory.

 

As we head into the holiday season, complete with the hustle and bustle that usually comes with it, we are reminded that this time of year, though joyous to most, can be a painful reminder for those who are bereaved.  Gatherings of family and friends often strike a sensitive chord as we remember and grieve for a loved one.

We have outlined some ideas that we hope will assist you throughout the season and encourage you to care for yourself in the best way you can:

We need to share our memories...through photos and stories, or by lighting a special candle during the day or at a meaningful time.

We need to share and express our feelings...by surrounding ourselves with people who understand and care; by sitting with our sadness - tears are healing; by accepting good feelings - it is okay to laugh, you are not being disrespectful to someone's memory.

We need to set limits...by engaging in activities that will keep us grounded; by choosing to socialize or not and by feeling free to cancel or leave an event; by letting go of the notion that we need to do everything - let others cook or help; by planning time so we don't over commit.

We need to be kind to ourselves...by slowing down the holiday pace - take it one day at a time; by finding ways to pamper ourselves; by eating well, taking walks, getting sufficient sleep and not overindulging in alcohol; by talking and seeking out support with friends, family or groups. 

If you require assistance in dealing with grief, please contact Friends In Grief and ask them about their peer bereavement support sessions. Next groups start in January and are offered free of charge to all adults. Contact them at (905) 318-0059 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit them online at www.friendsingrief.ca to see how they can help you.

We at Bay Gardens Funeral Home and Bayview Cemetery, Crematory & Mausoleum wish you all a safe and healthy season.

 


In Touch Online

Hello! We at Bay Gardens and Bayview Cemetery hope you have managed to stay cool and hydrated through the summer weather. Things typically slow down a little in the hot summer months for most organizations but we've been busy planning ahead for the Fall.

 

Keep your eye on our newsletter, social media pages and on our website at BayGardens.ca to see what's happening. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your summer.


 

 

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In case you haven't heard, we're now on CHML AM900 talk radio in Hamilton. Listen during the morning and afternoon drive times for us, or better yet, call us directly if you have any questions. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (905) 574-0405 or visit us online at BayGardens.ca.


 

July 13 - Pre-Planning at Twenty Place

We were honoured to be invited to speak with a panel of experts to the residents of Twenty Place Community, located in Glancaster, near the Hamilton Airport. Lisa Palmer, our Pre-Planning Advisor and licensed funeral director, was on hand to discuss the merits of prearranged funerals. With a variety of options and flexible payment plans, prearranging makes good fiscal sense and should be part of everyone's estate planning. For information, contact Lisa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (905) 574-0405. 

Facility Tours

If your group or organization would like a tour of any of our facilities, please contact us at (905) 574-0405 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Get a brief overview of any of our beautiful facilities, enjoy light refreshments and let us answer your questions with no pressure or obligation. Contact us today.


 
Friends In Grief News

Fall sessions begin next month at our Hamilton and Burlington locations. Keep an eye on the schedule at friendsingrief.ca for upcoming bereavement support sessions starting this fall. Contact Friends In Grief at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (905) 318-0059 to register. Remember there is never a fee for programs.

Monthly Social Outings

Monthly lunch outings are available to group members and facilitators. There is no charge to attend; your only cost is your lunch choice from the menu. Outings take place the 2nd Friday of each month @ noon.

August 12 - Pier 4 William's Cafe

September 9 - Sackville Senior's Centre, 780 Upper Wentworth Street, Hamilton, Ontario, L9A 4V5 (no need to be a senior)

December - A Christmas luncheon will be planned

January to June 2017 - Sackville Senior's Centre


 

Our Crematorium, Our Standards

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We own the only crematorium in Burlington and are committed to providing valuable cremation services to you and your family. Our Bay Gardens Cremation Confidence Program, a triple layer of identification processes, ensures your loved one receives the highest level of care and respect deserved. Ask us about the Cremation Confidence Program today.


 

Lowest Priced Funeral Home

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Our Burlington location, at 1010 Botanical Drive, is situated in a beautiful location with views of the wooded grounds of Bayview Cemetery and the bay beyond. We are conveniently located within 1km of 3 local cemeteries. For us, serene and well-appointed doesn't mean overpriced. We are proud to be the lowest-priced, full service funeral home in Burlington. Our reception facilities are beautiful and available to you even if your funeral is elsewhere. But don't take our word for it, call us at (905) 527-0405 and arrange to see our facilities for yourself.


 

Transfer Your Funeral For Free

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We own the only crematorium in Burlington and are committed to providing valuable cremation services to you and your family. Our Bay Gardens Cremation Confidence Program, a triple layer of identification processes, ensures your loved one receives the highest level of care and respect deserved. Ask us about the Cremation Confidence Program today.

 


 

Keeping Connected

You can stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter (@BayGardens).

We also write a monthly blog and we have received positive feedback! You can read this month's blog post here.

Do you have an idea or a question you would like an expert Funeral Director to explore on our blog? Send your ideas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Welcome to our new website!

The team at Bay Gardens Funeral Home and Bayview Cemetery and Mausoleum wish to welcome you to our new virtual space. Today, families bring new values, preferences, and creativity when choosing how to memorialize and celebrate the lives of their loved ones.

Our licensed funeral professionals are always available to assist you with the many options available in order for you to make meaningful decisions.

Some of the new features you’ll find here in our virtual space include: a beautiful online obituary platform, the ability to order flowers and our interactive calendar, which allows you to register for special events and seminars directly online.

We look forward to meeting you at one of our events or at one of the many community events we participate in, and invite you to visit the links to some of our various partners serving the Hamilton, Burlington, and surrounding area.

Our team is committed to our motto: “Every Life Tells a Story. Celebrate Yours.” We believe every life is meaningful, and our commitment to the families we are privileged to serve demonstrates that belief in every aspect of what we do.

We invite you to scroll through our site to learn more about who we are and how we can provide assistance, when you need us most.

Yours in service, 

The Team at Bay Gardens and Bayview Cemetery and Mausoleum


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When you stop and think about it, life really can get expensive, can’t it? Between vacations, mortgage payments, and planning for retirement, not to mention all of the celebrations – like birthdays, anniversaries, and farewell parties, you may think there’s not enough time or money to plan your final funeral details. But did you know that funeral prices increase annually ? Pre-planning allows you to bring peace of mind to yourself, and your loved ones, so you can keep calm and carry on with living your life, while at the same time securing today’s costs and avoiding these inevitable inflations.

In the time it takes to have a conversation over a coffee (or two!), you could have your arrangements made. Our team of Licensed Pre-Planning Specialists are here to answer any and all of your questions, ensuring you receive the exact services you want.

From traditional services, with visitation and a funeral service to more intimate personal celebrations, each service can be as elaborate or as modest as you would like, planned by you, based on how you would like to be remembered.

Whatever your plan or expectations, we’re here to support your vision and accommodate both your needs, and budget.

If you, or a loved one, are ready to have that conversation, or if you’re curious about what is involved, contact us at any time, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Sincerely,

The Team at Bay Gardens and Bayview Cemetery and Mausoleum.

What is a Funeral Celebrant?

A funeral celebrant is an individual trained to provide funerals for families who wish to have unique, personalized and individual service.  They conduct celebrations of life that are typically non denominational.

This practice is widely used throughout the world.  In some countries, civil celebrants are licensed positions in local government and they perform over 50% of both funerals and weddings.

Today, families bring new values, preferences, opinions and creativity that are changing the world of funeral service.  A funeral celebrant offers personalized funeral services, tributes and grave-side memorials.  They meet with the family to work together in designing a service that appropriately reflects the life and character of their loved one.

At Bay Gardens Funeral Home, we are very proud to have a licensed funeral director and certified funeral celebrant as part of our team.  Lindsay Jones, creates unique and personalized funeral celebrations for families who are looking for a creative alternative.  

Whether it is a memorial gathering amongst friends and family at one of our facilities, an celebration with champagne and strawberries or a barefoot ceremony of remembrance at the family cottage, Lindsay, will help coordinate the details and officiate a ceremony that truly demonstrates a celebration of life.

We offer one solution with personalized services in a respectful, comforting environment and extend our commitment of unparalleled customer service to your and your family.  As a Celebrant, Lindsay will work with you to create a funeral celebration that reflects the personality and life of your loved one.

The Team at Bay Gardens and Bayview Cemetery and Mausoleum 


 

In Touch Online

Hello! We hope you have been able to keep cool and hydrated during the hot weather lately. July has started off as a busy month for events and happenings around town, starting off the month with Canada Day celebrations.

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Thank You For Your Votes!

Bay Gardens extends a warm thank you to Hamilton and surrounding areas for voting us in again this year in the Hamilton Community News Readers Choice Awards. We won Gold for Best Funeral Home, Silver for Best in Bereavement Services and Bronze for Best Funeral Director, Joe Tinebra. Congratulations, Joe! And to our surrounding communities...it is our privilege to serve you.


 

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In case you haven't heard, we're now on CHML AM900 talk radio in Hamilton. Listen during the morning and afternoon drive times for us, or better yet, call us directly if you have any questions. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (905) 574-0405 or visit us online at BayGardens.ca.


 

June 2 - Festitalia Italian Heritage Awards @ Michelangelo's Banquet Centre

Once again, we were pleased to support the Italian community of Hamilton and area as Award Sponsor at the annual Festitalia Italian Heritage Awards. The mission of Festitalia Corporation is to develop and promote, in the City of Hamilton, a festival of significant impact that shares and promotes Italian culture and heritage with the community-at-large. Congratulations to all award nominees and recipients. 

June 3 - Golden Years Expo @ Hamilton Air Force Association

We were on hand at the recent Golden Years Expo in Dundas, Ontario. Golden Years is an annual health and wellness fair for people aged 50 and better, and is held in various locations around the GTA. The expo provides a wide range of exhibitors and vendors offering a variety of services, resources and products from the community. Attendees can expect activities, entertainment and education throughout the day. Admission is FREE. Click here for information on upcoming fairs near you and visit our booth next time for a chance to win great prizes.

June 8 - Zonta Hamilton Golf Tournament

Zonta-eventOur own staff members Lisa Palmer and Sheila Creighton (pictured on the right in the photo) enjoyed a Caribbean-themed day at the 2016 Zonta Classic. The tournament took place at Twenty Valley Golf and Country Club in beautiful wine country - Vineland, Ontario. Zonta Clubs in Southern Ontario have been hosting women's only golf tournaments to raise money for breast cancer for more than 20 years now. In 1998, they challenged other Zonta Clubs to follow suit. To date, over $2,000,000 has been raised.

June 11 - Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament

The annual charity golf tournament in honour of Br. Francis Fleming was held at Southern Pines Golf Course on a lovely sunny day. Bay Gardens and Bayview Cemetery were pleased to support the fundraiser with a gift basket featuring Ontario's VQA Mike Weir wines.

June 11 - Salsa4Heart

Bay Gardens staff member Estuardo Lopez and his lovely bride Pam danced the night away on a warm evening by the Bay. They were not competing on Dancing With the Stars though! They were on hand to support the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Estuardo brings many years of experience to Bay Gardens as a licensed funeral director and is fluent in Spanish.

June 19 - St. Anthony of Padua Feast

St. Anthony of Padua Church in Hamilton celebrated this special event with a commemorative book, in which we were proud to be featured. This book contains a photographic retrospective of many years of celebration and promotions within the community.

June 20 - Hamilton Police Retirees Golf

Hamilton Police Retirees EventIn support of the Hamilton Police Retirees Association, we were happy to take part in their annual golf tournament. Our fearsome foursome participated on a steamy but breezy day at Chippewa Creek Golf Club to assist with their fundraising for Camp Faces, a charity for children and families of fallen first responders. Pictured left to right are Bay Gardens staff members Lynne Atkinson, Bruce Logan, Lisa Palmer and Victoria Koutros.

 

 


 
Friends In Grief News

Summer sessions have begun at our Hamilton location. It's not too late to register for this 8-week session which takes place from 7-9 pm every Thursday from July 7-August 25. Contact Friends In Grief at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (905) 318-0059. Remember there is never a fee for programs.

Monthly Social Outings

Monthly lunch outings are available to group members and facilitators. There is no charge to attend; your only cost is your lunch choice from the menu. Outings take place the 2nd Friday of each month @ noon.

July 8 - Hutch's On The Beach - Van Wagner Beach Road

August 12 - Pier 4 William's Cafe

September 9 - Sackville Senior's Centre, 780 Upper Wentworth Street, Hamilton, Ontario, L9A 4V5 (no need to be a senior)

December - A Christmas luncheon will be planned

January to June 2017 - Sackville Senior's Centre


 

Our Crematorium, Our Standards

crematorium.jpg

We own the only crematorium in Burlington and are committed to providing valuable cremation services to you and your family. Our Bay Gardens Cremation Confidence Program, a triple layer of identification processes, ensures your loved one receives the highest level of care and respect deserved. Ask us about the Cremation Confidence Program today.


 

Lowest Priced Funeral Home

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Our Burlington location, at 1010 Botanical Drive, is situated in a beautiful location with views of the wooded grounds of Bayview Cemetery and the bay beyond. We are conveniently located within 1km of 3 local cemeteries. For us, serene and well-appointed doesn't mean overpriced. We are proud to be the lowest-priced, full service funeral home in Burlington. Our reception facilities are beautiful and available to you even if your funeral is elsewhere. But don't take our word for it, call us at (905) 527-0405 and arrange to see our facilities for yourself.


 

Transfer Your Funeral For Free

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We own the only crematorium in Burlington and are committed to providing valuable cremation services to you and your family. Our Bay Gardens Cremation Confidence Program, a triple layer of identification processes, ensures your loved one receives the highest level of care and respect deserved. Ask us about the Cremation Confidence Program today.

 


 

Keeping Connected

You can stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter (@BayGardens).

We also write a monthly blog and we have received positive feedback! You can read this month's blog post here.

Do you have an idea or a question you would like an expert Funeral Director to explore on our blog? Send your ideas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Looking Ahead

With 2015 behind us, it’s the perfect time to look ahead - to new beginnings and promises of hope. Every year presents an opportunity to take stock of our accomplishments over the past 12 months and evaluate the outcome.  

For the Love of February

It's February - the month of hearts, roses and romance. Everywhere you turn, it seems that love is in the air. But for those who have lost someone dear to them, it can be a painful reminder that triggers renewed grief.

Help is available. If you or someone you know would benefit from bereavement support, it’s just a phone call away. Friends in Grief, a service of Bay Gardens Funeral Home, offers support groups throughout the year with trained facilitators. Call them today at (905) 318-0059 and ask how they can help.

Community Engagement

February celebrates the 20th anniversary of Black History Month and we are proud to support the John C. Holland Awards in Hamilton on February 6th. These awards were established to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of our community, with a particular focus on the contributions of African Canadians to the social, economic, and cultural life of our entire city. Congratulations to all nominees and recipients!

New Year, Lower Prices!

Money. It’s a part of life and often a topic you don’t want to discuss. Let’s face it, most businesses use the start of each year to raise prices. That’s why we decided to reduce ours. You have to shop around enough in life as it is; we want to make funeral planning as simple as possible. That’s why Bay Gardens is proud to be the lowest priced full service funeral provider in Burlington. Speak to a licensed funeral director today at (905) 527-0405 for more information.

Dates to Remember

February 23rd - We are proud to sponser The Living Rock's Soupfest this year. Soup fest is a community celebration where over 25 quality area restaurants compete for Best Soup, Most Creative Soup, Best Display and the Best Grow Local categoriy. Come and say hello to our volunteers.

February 27th - Bereaved Families of Ontario - South Central Region presents the Ultimate Chef Competition. Join Bay Gardens Funeral Home and Bayview Cemetery, Crematory & Mausoleum as sponsers and participants at this wonderful event for a worthy cause. Meet our own chef in the competition, Varinder Virdi, as he prepares some delicious food. Join us to vote for your top chef!

In Touch Online - what's happening this month

In like a lion - If there is any truth in old sayings, we saw it this year. March rolled in and left a heap of snow but thoughts are now turning to longer days and Spring temperatures.

As this time of year comes around, we are reminded of all things new - the change of seasons, flowers beginning to emerge from their winter slumber and the morning song of birds greeting each new day. It is a time of hope and rebirth. Bay Gardens and Bayview Cemetery wish you all the best as you welcome the upcoming arrival of Spring.


 

We will Remember Them

Last month, we were honoured to serve the family of Jack McFarland, one of the last remaining veterans of WWII and the famous 1942 raid at Dieppe. The funeral home welcomed over 500 visitors who paid their respects over the course of a few days, either with the family in person or to sign one of the Books of Condolences set up in our lobbies. The service was a dignified, fitting tribute to a local hero, complete with police and military traditions. Please take a look at the photos on our Facebook page.


 

Community Involvement

We were proud to support many recent worthy community causes. Here are some places you may have met our staff:

February 13th- Hawaiian Bowl-A-Thon Lane Sponsor

This 2nd annual event helped to raise awareness and funds to support Wesley Urban Ministries Housing and Homelessness programs.

February 23rd - Soupfest Hamilton

If you attended this wonderful annual event, you may have said hello to our staff who volunteered as mobile ticket sellers throughout the evening. It was another successful event to support the fine work of The Living Rock and the work they do to help at risk youth.

February 26th - Development and Peace Pasta Supper

Held each year at Lent, The Canadian Catholic Organization For Development and Peace is the member organization in Canada of CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS. CARITAS works with and for those in need regardless of creed, race, gender, or ethnicity. Its mandate includes integral development, emergency relief, advocacy, peace building, respect for human rights, and support for proper stewardship of the planet's environment and resources.

February 27th - Dads for Dads Ultimate Chef Challenge

Bereaved Families of Ontario's Hamilton- Burlington chapter once again held its annual chef challenge. It was an exciting evening of friendly competition filled with delicious food and music. Our own staff member, Varinder Virdi, took home 3rd place!! Well done Varinder and BFO for another successful event.

March 5th - Stephen Lewis Foundation - Grandmothers Campaign

The Stephen Lewis Foundation launched the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign in March 2006, in response to the emerging crisis faced by African grandmothers as they struggled to care for millions of children orphaned by AIDS. The Campaign aims to raise awareness, build solidarity and mobilize support in Canada for Africa's grandmothers. We were proud to support this event.


 

Senior City Local - Check us out!

 

Serving the Hamilton area, this website offers an online resource for those aged 50+ searching for local products and services. Please click here to view our listing and share it with your family and friends. We are here to answer any questions you may have. www.seniorcitylocal.com


 

More than just a pretty face!


Our Burlington location, at 1010 Botanical Drive, is situated in a beautiful location with views of the wooded grounds of Bayview Cemetery and the bay beyond. For us, serene and well-appointed doesn't mean overpriced. We are proud to be the lowest-priced, full service funeral home in Burlington. But don't take our word for it, come and see our facilities for yourself.


 

Flag Exchange Program

You may have read that we recently launched our Flag Exchange Program. In honour of our great nation and as a sign of thanks to our service men and women, past and present, we invite the public to bring in any old or worn Canadian flag. We will replace it with a new one at no charge. Flags are 18"x36". With quantities limited, come in and get your flag today and stay tuned for more information about a special ceremony later this year!

 

 

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Although technically, spring has sprung, we’ve recently been hit by one last winter blast. Let’s hope we have turned the corner and are on our way to warmer days and a season of renewal.

We’ve had a busy month and look forward to sharing our news and events with you.


 

Friends In Grief has moved

It’s official! Friends In Grief, a bereavement support service of Bay Gardens, has a new home. Their office has moved to 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton, Ontario, L8W 3M2. Their phone number remains the same at (905) 318-0059 and they can also be reached via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Friends In Grief offers peer support groups to adults throughout the year. Please contact them for meeting times or visit online at www.friendsingrief.ca. Welcome to your new home!


 

Spring Celebrations

For many faiths, Spring is a time for holy celebrations and feast days. Bay Gardens and Bayview Cemetery wish our friends in the surrounding communities health, happiness and prosperity as they celebrate their cultural and religious customs.

Easter – March brought an early Easter this year. For Christians who honour the death and Resurrection of Christ, we hope your Holy Week was a time for reflection, family and fellowship.

Baisakhi, also spelled Vaisakhi, is the festival which celebrates Sikh New Year and the founding of the Sikh community, known as the Khalsa, in 1699. It is celebrated on April 13th or 14th. It was originally a harvest festival in the Punjab before it became an important Sikh festival. Health and best wishes to our friends in the Sikh community.

Passover – This week-long period will begin on April 22nd this year and commemorates the freedom from slavery and exodus of the Israelites from Eqypt. The highlight of Passover is an important, solemn meal called the Seder, which is steep in custom and traditional foods, herbs and wine. Shalom Passover to our friends in the Jewish community.

Ridván – This Baha’i festival means paradise, and is named for the Garden of Ridván outside Baghdad, where Bahá'u'lláh stayed for twelve days after the Ottoman Empire exiled him from the city and before commencing his journey to Constantinople. It occurs in April this year. Like other Bahá'í holy days, there are few specific rules concerning the observance of Ridvan. It is usually observed with community gatherings for prayer and celebration on the three holy days. Most Bahá'í elections are held during Ridvan, a practice that began in the time of `Abdu'l-Bahá. Best wishes to our friends of the Baha’I faith.

Hindu New Year - The Hindu calendar New Year is being celebrated across the country starting on April 8th, marking the first day of spring season and New Year's Day of the traditional Hindu calendar based on the beginning of new moon. Known by various names, Chaitra Sukladi, Gudi Padava, Ugadi, Cheti Chand, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba, this festival is celebrated in various ways using oil lamps and brightly coloured flowers. Best wishes for joy and prosperity to our friends in the Hindu community.

Orthodox Easter – Orthodox Christians commemorate Jesus' resurrection three days after his crucifixion and death. Orthodox Easter is the highest and holiest of holidays in the Christian Orthodox faith. Orthodox Easter follows the Julian calendar and must take place after the Jewish Passover. For these reasons, Orthodox Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday, after the first full moon, following the vernal equinox and always after Jewish Passover. It begins April 29th this year. Blessings to all our friends in the Christian Orthodox community.


 

Lowest Prices Funeral Home

Our Burlington location, at 1010 Botanical Drive, is situated in a beautiful location with views of the wooded grounds of Bayview Cemetery and the bay beyond. For us, serene and well-appointed doesn’t mean overpriced. We are proud to be the lowest-priced, full service funeral home in Burlington. But don’t take our word for it, come and see our facilities for yourself.

Transfer Your Funeral For Free 

Did you know there is absolutely no cost to transfer your prearranged funeral service from another funeral home to Bay Gardens? Our licensed staff can assist you with this simple process. Contact Lisa Palmer at (905) 574-0405 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

Community Involvement & Events

Last month, staff members Lisa Palmer and Mandie Oram attended an anniversary fundraising event for The Stephen Lewis Foundation in honour of Grandmothers To Grandmothers. This association was formed in response to the emerging crisis faced by African grandmothers as they struggled to care for millions of children orphaned by AIDS. The Campaign aims to raise awareness, build solidarity and mobilize support in Canada for Africa’s grandmothers. We were proud to support this event.

Burlington Lifestyle Show – May 1st @ Royal Botanical Gardens


 

Keeping Connected

You can stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter (@BayGardens). For those looking for our blog, you can find monthly posts on our website in the right column of this page.

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Hello! May flowers are in bloom and isn't it wonderful to see? Speaking of May, it's always a special time when the second Sunday of the month comes around each year. It is a time to remember someone very special in our lives - the first woman we knew, our mothers.

 

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This month gives us at Bay Gardens and Bayview Cemetery a chance to share a new initiative with you, our valued community members and friends.

You may have noticed a change in our uniform lately, the addition of pink scarves and neckties for our staff members. Although typically, October is breast cancer awareness month, we chose May as a tribute to the women in our lives who have been touched by cancer in any way. To that, we will be wearing the new scarves and ties for the entire month to bring more awareness to this issue.

What a touching tribute to our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, relatives and friends.


 

Welcome New Staff Members!

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to our newest team members:

Estuardo Lopez and Trevor Trimble, both experienced licensed funeral directors in Ontario, located typically at our Rymal location, and Secina Ching, Cemetery Services Director, who brings much experience in cemetery sales and knowledge to Bayview Cemetery, Crematory & Mausoleum. Welcome aboard!


 

An Open Letter From Friends In Grief

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"We, at Friends In Grief, are looking forward to being part of the Bay Gardens team to ensure that we continue supporting our Hamilton and surrounding communities in their Grief Journey.

Due to the wonderful work and commitment of all our Facilitators over the past 30 years we are happy to inform you that all our 8 to 10-week peer support groups (Adult, Suicide, Men's, Spousal/Partner Loss Groups) are well attended and are closed until the Autumn sessions begin in September. Our monthly Drop-in Groups are also going strong and are available 12 months of the year.

Our next Facilitator Orientation Training will be held on Saturday, June 18th, 2016. More information will be available closer to the date. For anyone who has past experience as a facilitator or would like to join Friends In Grief in this role, please let us know.

Any current or past group participant is welcome to join us for lunch on the second Friday of every month at Sackville Senior Centre. The cost is very reasonable and you do not have to register with Friends In Grief - just come out with your whole group or yourself and ask to be seated with other members of FIG. Everyone is friendly and you will not feel alone.

For more information on any of our programs, or to have us speak to your group or organization, please contact us at 905-318-0059 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

When someone you love has died, we are here to listen."


 

Events and Activities

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Staff Bowling Teambuilding Event - April 18th @ Splittsville Hamilton

Our staff works hard to serve our community at the highest level possible so we were treated to an afternoon of team building and bowling! Take a look at our photo album on our Facebook page.

 

Burlington Forever Young Lifestyle Show - May 1 @ RBG

Lisa Palmer and Secina Ching, our funeral and cemetery sales experts, were on hand on a rainy Sunday afternoon at the Royal Botanical Gardens last week. With over 1,400 people in attendance throughout the day, the Burlington Lifestyle Show was a success! Many lucky folks walked away with some wonderful prizes and goodie bags. Check out the pictures here.

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Paint The Town Red Gala - May 5 @ Michelangelo's

It was indeed Throwback Thursday in Hamilton last week, as our staff attended the Paint The Town Red gala in support of The Bob Kemp Hospice. With a 1980's theme, you could say the room was aglow in neon, big hair and leg warmers. A great night for a worthy cause!

 

Jane's Walk - May 7th in Aldershot

This annual Spring time event took place in the village of Aldershot as a walking tour throughout the historical areas of the village. Bayview Cemetery, Crematory & Mausoleum offered use of the grounds for a BBQ, hosted by the Aldershot Lions Club. The cemetery and mausoleum are significant to the history of the area and attract many visitors each summer for historical tours. Stay tuned for more information soon about this year's tours.


 

Our Crematorium, Our Standards

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We own the only crematorium in Burlington and are committed to providing valuable cremation services to you and your family. Our Bay Gardens Cremation Confidence Program, a triple layer of identification processes, ensures your loved one receives the highest level of care and respect deserved. Ask us about the Cremation Confidence Program today.


 

Lowest Priced Funeral Home

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Our Burlington location, at 1010 Botanical Drive, is situated in a beautiful location with views of the wooded grounds of Bayview Cemetery and the bay beyond. We are conveniently located within 1km of 3 local cemeteries. For us, serene and well-appointed doesn't mean overpriced. We are proud to be the lowest-priced, full service funeral home in Burlington. Our reception facilities are beautiful and available to you even if your funeral is elsewhere. But don't take our word for it, call us at (905) 527-0405 and arrange to see our facilities for yourself.


 

Transfer Your Funeral For Free

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We own the only crematorium in Burlington and are committed to providing valuable cremation services to you and your family. Our Bay Gardens Cremation Confidence Program, a triple layer of identification processes, ensures your loved one receives the highest level of care and respect deserved. Ask us about the Cremation Confidence Program today.

 


 

Save the Date!

May 26 - Feast On The Farm - The Earth To Table Farm

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Tastebuds & Pearle Hospitality present: FEAST ON THE FARM IN SUPPORT OF TASTEBUDS' STUDENT NUTRITION PROGRAMS Join us for our third annual dinner to celebrate the beginning of the growing season in southern Ontario. Previously hosted at the historic Ancaster Mill, this year's event will be out on the farm, at Pearle Hospitality's Earth to Table Farm. Gather your friends and family to sample plates of beautifully prepared local cuisine. Through the feast there will be live local music, a silent auction and a chance to interact with local farmers and chefs. Proceeds from this event will support Tastebuds, Hamilton's Student Nutrition Collaborative and 3Acres, Tastebuds' Local Harvest Program.

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 5:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. 250 4th Concession Road W (12 minutes from downtown Hamilton!)

BUY TICKETS ONLINE AT: THEFARMFEAST.EVENTBRITE.COM

Cash & Cheque accepted at 350 King Street East, Suite 104 (First Place Building)

www.tastebudshamilton.ca/feast/

May 26 - Feast On The Farm - The Earth To Table Farm

10 am - 3 pm

www.boomerpreneursnetwork.com/goldenyearsexpo

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Keeping Connected

You can stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter (@BayGardens).

We also write a monthly blog and we have received positive feedback! You can read this month's blog post here.

Do you have an idea or a question you would like an expert Funeral Director to explore on our blog? Send your ideas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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We hope you've been able to enjoy the gorgeous weather lately! In addition to gardening and maintenance at our locations, Bay Gardens Funeral Home and Bayview Cemetery, Crematory & Mausoleum has been busy in community events around town. 

Canadian flag Remember July 1st is Canada Day!  What a perfect time to check your Canadian flag to see if it needs replacing. Our Flag Exchange Program is available to anyone at no charge. Simply bring your old or worn Canadian flag to either of our Hamilton or Burlington funeral homes and we will replace it FREE. Flags are 18" x 36" and are perfect for your home, cottage or boat.

 

Annual Memorial Service Notice

For the past several years, Bayview Cemetery and Bay Gardens Funeral Home have held an annual Memorial Service in June, which typically coincided with Father's Day weekend. We are beginning to field inquiries about the service this year and regret to inform you that it will not take place in 2016. The management team would like to take an opportunity to examine our eventstrategy for 2016-2017 and will determine if the Memorial Service is suitably placed in the calendar. We thank our patrons and the families who have attended in the past and will keep you informed about any future event.


Thank you on behalf of Bay Gardens and Bayview Cemetery

 


 

Events and Activities

May 19 - Connections Breakfast Meeting - Hamilton Chamber of Commerce

 

We were invited to speak at the recent Connections meeting as part of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. Lisa Palmer gave a brief presentation about the benefits of funeral Pre-Planning, which was well received by a supportive audience. Everyone there received a Bay Gardens tote bag filled with important information and our very useful estate planning guide, My Story. This free book is available at our Hamilton and Burlington locations and allows you to write down vital details that your family or executor will need after your death. Drop by or call us today at (905) 574-0405 for your free guide.

May 25 - Aldershot Community Honour Roll @ Geraldo's LaSalle

To celebrate the history of Aldershot, the annual Aldershot Community Honour Roll wine and cheese reception was held on May 25th. Bay Gardens and Bayview Cemetery were pleased to sponsor the event, which honours contributions and achievements of current and former Aldershot residents. 

May 29 - St.  Margaret Mary Golf Tournament @ Southbrook Golf & Country Club

As part of their 50th Anniversary celebrations, Hamilton's St. Margaret Mary Parish recently held a golf tournament. A foursome from Bay Gardens was on hand for the festivities on a warm, sunny spring day. In the photo from left to right: Bay Gardens staff members Maryla Syta, Bruce Logan, Trevor Trimble and Lisa Palmer. Congratulations on 50 years St. Margaret Mary! 

 

 

June 1 - 14th Annual Drives For Lives Golf Tournament @ Century Pines Golf Club

In support of Interval House, a non-profit shelter for women and children, we were proud to be part of their annual golf tournament. Interval House of Hamilton opened its doors in 1986 for women who were fleeing releationship violence. They originally offered an array of counselling and legal advocacy services. Today, in addition, to the emergency shelter program, they now have three community based programs that provide counselling, peer support, legal advocacy and system navigation. 

June 2 - Festitalia Italian Heritage Awards @ Michelangelo's Banquet Centre

Once again, we were pleased to support the Italian community of Hamilton and area as Award Sponsor at the annual Festitalia Italian Heritage Awards. The mission of Festitalia Corporation is to develop and promote, in the City of Hamilton, a festival of significant impact that shares and promotes Italian culture and heritage with the community-at-large. Best wishes to all award nominees and recipients. 

June 3- Golden Years Expo @ Hamilton Air Force AssociationWe were on hand at the recent Golden Years Expo in Dundas, Ontario. Golden Years is an annual health and wellness fair for people aged 50 and better, and is held in various locations around the GTA. The expo provides a wide range of exhibitors and vendors offering a variety of services, resources and products from the community. Attendees can expect activities, entertainment and education throughout the day. Admission is FREE. Click here for information on upcoming fairs near you.

Friends In Grief News

 


 

Our Crematorium, Our Standards

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We own the only crematorium in Burlington and are committed to providing valuable cremation services to you and your family. Our Bay Gardens Cremation Confidence Program, a triple layer of identification processes, ensures your loved one receives the highest level of care and respect deserved. Ask us about the Cremation Confidence Program today.


 

Lowest Priced Funeral Home

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Our Burlington location, at 1010 Botanical Drive, is situated in a beautiful location with views of the wooded grounds of Bayview Cemetery and the bay beyond. We are conveniently located within 1km of 3 local cemeteries. For us, serene and well-appointed doesn't mean overpriced. We are proud to be the lowest-priced, full service funeral home in Burlington. Our reception facilities are beautiful and available to you even if your funeral is elsewhere. But don't take our word for it, call us at (905) 527-0405 and arrange to see our facilities for yourself.


 

Transfer Your Funeral For Free

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We own the only crematorium in Burlington and are committed to providing valuable cremation services to you and your family. Our Bay Gardens Cremation Confidence Program, a triple layer of identification processes, ensures your loved one receives the highest level of care and respect deserved. Ask us about the Cremation Confidence Program today.

 

 


 

Keeping Connected

You can stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter (@BayGardens).

We also write a monthly blog and we have received positive feedback! You can read this month's blog post here.

Do you have an idea or a question you would like an expert Funeral Director to explore on our blog? Send your ideas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Hello! We hope you have been able to keep cool and hydrated during the hot weather lately. July has started off as a busy month for events and happenings around town, starting off the month with Canada Day celebrations.

Canadian flag Speaking of Canada Day, what a perfect time to check your Canadian flag to see if it needs replacing. Our Flag Exchange Program is available to anyone at no charge. Simply bring your old or worn Canadian flag to either of our Hamilton or Burlington funeral homes and we will replace it FREE. Flags are 18" x 36" and are perfect for your home, cottage or boat.

 

Thank You For Your Votes!

Bay Gardens extends a warm thank you to Hamilton and surrounding areas for voting us in again this year in the Hamilton Community News Readers Choice Awards. We won Gold for Best Funeral Home, Silver for Best in Bereavement Services and Bronze for Best Funeral Director, Joe Tinebra. Congratulations, Joe! And to our surrounding communities...it is our privilege to serve you.


 

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In case you haven't heard, we're now on CHML AM900 talk radio in Hamilton. Listen during the morning and afternoon drive times for us, or better yet, call us directly if you have any questions. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (905) 574-0405 or visit us online at BayGardens.ca.


 

June 2 - Festitalia Italian Heritage Awards @ Michelangelo's Banquet Centre

Once again, we were pleased to support the Italian community of Hamilton and area as Award Sponsor at the annual Festitalia Italian Heritage Awards. The mission of Festitalia Corporation is to develop and promote, in the City of Hamilton, a festival of significant impact that shares and promotes Italian culture and heritage with the community-at-large. Congratulations to all award nominees and recipients. 

June 3 - Golden Years Expo @ Hamilton Air Force Association

We were on hand at the recent Golden Years Expo in Dundas, Ontario. Golden Years is an annual health and wellness fair for people aged 50 and better, and is held in various locations around the GTA. The expo provides a wide range of exhibitors and vendors offering a variety of services, resources and products from the community. Attendees can expect activities, entertainment and education throughout the day. Admission is FREE. Click here for information on upcoming fairs near you and visit our booth next time for a chance to win great prizes.

June 8 - Zonta Hamilton Golf Tournament

Zonta-eventOur own staff members Lisa Palmer and Sheila Creighton (pictured on the right in the photo) enjoyed a Caribbean-themed day at the 2016 Zonta Classic. The tournament took place at Twenty Valley Golf and Country Club in beautiful wine country - Vineland, Ontario. Zonta Clubs in Southern Ontario have been hosting women's only golf tournaments to raise money for breast cancer for more than 20 years now. In 1998, they challenged other Zonta Clubs to follow suit. To date, over $2,000,000 has been raised.

June 11 - Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament

The annual charity golf tournament in honour of Br. Francis Fleming was held at Southern Pines Golf Course on a lovely sunny day. Bay Gardens and Bayview Cemetery were pleased to support the fundraiser with a gift basket featuring Ontario's VQA Mike Weir wines.

June 11 - Salsa4Heart

Bay Gardens staff member Estuardo Lopez and his lovely bride Pam danced the night away on a warm evening by the Bay. They were not competing on Dancing With the Stars though! They were on hand to support the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Estuardo brings many years of experience to Bay Gardens as a licensed funeral director and is fluent in Spanish.

June 19 - St. Anthony of Padua Feast

St. Anthony of Padua Church in Hamilton celebrated this special event with a commemorative book, in which we were proud to be featured. This book contains a photographic retrospective of many years of celebration and promotions within the community.

June 20 - Hamilton Police Retirees Golf

Hamilton Police Retirees EventIn support of the Hamilton Police Retirees Association, we were happy to take part in their annual golf tournament. Our fearsome foursome participated on a steamy but breezy day at Chippewa Creek Golf Club to assist with their fundraising for Camp Faces, a charity for children and families of fallen first responders. Pictured left to right are Bay Gardens staff members Lynne Atkinson, Bruce Logan, Lisa Palmer and Victoria Koutros.

 

 


 
Friends In Grief News

Summer sessions have begun at our Hamilton location. It's not too late to register for this 8-week session which takes place from 7-9 pm every Thursday from July 7-August 25. Contact Friends In Grief at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (905) 318-0059. Remember there is never a fee for programs.

Monthly Social Outings

Monthly lunch outings are available to group members and facilitators. There is no charge to attend; your only cost is your lunch choice from the menu. Outings take place the 2nd Friday of each month @ noon.

July 8 - Hutch's On The Beach - Van Wagner Beach Road

August 12 - Pier 4 William's Cafe

September 9 - Sackville Senior's Centre, 780 Upper Wentworth Street, Hamilton, Ontario, L9A 4V5 (no need to be a senior)

December - A Christmas luncheon will be planned

January to June 2017 - Sackville Senior's Centre


 

Our Crematorium, Our Standards

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We own the only crematorium in Burlington and are committed to providing valuable cremation services to you and your family. Our Bay Gardens Cremation Confidence Program, a triple layer of identification processes, ensures your loved one receives the highest level of care and respect deserved. Ask us about the Cremation Confidence Program today.


 

Lowest Priced Funeral Home

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Our Burlington location, at 1010 Botanical Drive, is situated in a beautiful location with views of the wooded grounds of Bayview Cemetery and the bay beyond. We are conveniently located within 1km of 3 local cemeteries. For us, serene and well-appointed doesn't mean overpriced. We are proud to be the lowest-priced, full service funeral home in Burlington. Our reception facilities are beautiful and available to you even if your funeral is elsewhere. But don't take our word for it, call us at (905) 527-0405 and arrange to see our facilities for yourself.


 

Transfer Your Funeral For Free

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We own the only crematorium in Burlington and are committed to providing valuable cremation services to you and your family. Our Bay Gardens Cremation Confidence Program, a triple layer of identification processes, ensures your loved one receives the highest level of care and respect deserved. Ask us about the Cremation Confidence Program today.

 


 

Keeping Connected

You can stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter (@BayGardens).

We also write a monthly blog and we have received positive feedback! You can read this month's blog post here.

Do you have an idea or a question you would like an expert Funeral Director to explore on our blog? Send your ideas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Good Grief, Part 1

As summer recedes and autumn falls upon us, the beauty of the season can warm our hearts. This time of year can often bring about a longing for what once was, knowing full well that the chill of winter will soon be here.

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Grief comes in many forms; the loss of a loved one, a job, a friend, or a pet, even the transition from one season to another can trigger signs of grief. Being aware of the process is a way to cope with the loss, whatever that loss may be, and to help bring you peace and find joy again.

Be sure to join us in November on Thursday, November 18, where grief expert Dr.Wolfelt will be sharing his message about the importance of grieving:

Healing Your Grieving Heart - Exploring Practical Touchstones for Caring For Yourself

Public Event, November 18, 2015

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG), 680 Plains Road West, Burlington

$10.00 donation at the door that goes directly to the RBG's fund, Growing Up Green

And for industry professionals we are hosting a second, free event, to help support you in your work.

Enhancing Your Understanding of the Depression of Grief

Industry Event, November 19

8:30 - 11:30 AM

Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 947 Rymal Road East, Hamilton

Free 

To register for these events email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone 905-574-0405.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

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