When Burquitlam Funeral Home was incorporated, the Russian 'Sputnik' was the 1st manmade satellite, John Diefenbaker was Prime-Minister and The Beatles were a new musical group.
North Road was two narrow lanes, and there was certainly no Lougheed Mall.
Our location at 625 North Road, between Cameron and Foster Streets was just a simple family home that had been built in the early 1920's by my great uncle.
Now it is the geographic center of the Coquitlam - Burnaby corridor.
Where once farms flourished and the area was filled with wildlife, now business flourishes as hi-rise towers spring up everywhere. Needless to say, I am proud of what this family owned funeral home has accomplished over the decades. It gives me great personal satisfaction to see us at the forefront of our profession and constantly being singled out as an innovator.
Our entry into the twenty-first century was celebrated by a bold renovation project. As we approach the anniversary of fifty years of continuous service to the community we honour your loved ones by offering this artistic addition to the beauty of the North Road corridor. This addition was dedicated to the community in the names of the families that have found comfort within these walls since 1964.