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Candlelight Memorial Service

As we celebrate the lives and memories of our departed loved ones, join us for an in-person memorial service of music, light and reflection on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 7:00 PM

The Candlelight Service will also be available for viewing online for those who are unable to attend the in-person event as of Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 7:00 PM. The link will be available until January 9, 2022. Our hope is that this video will bring a sense of comfort.

Who We Are and What We Do

Proudly serving Kitchener-Waterloo and the surrounding  area since 1951,  Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery will help you customize your arrangements, while respecting your faith, taste and budget. You can feel confident putting your trust in our compassionate professionals.

Our 74 acres are dotted with mature trees, benches and colourful flower gardens, featuring a soothing pond and fountain. All creating a peaceful atmosphere for loved ones to gather and reminisce. Our Funeral Home, built in 2012, adds the convenience of making all your arrangements at one location.

We are proud to be a part of this community. Our helpful, dedicated staff are passionate about supporting families, local associations, religious organizations and cultural groups, and we are honoured to host a series of free memorial events throughout the year.

Our Staff

Branch Manager Robert MacFarlane

Funeral Home Manager David Chatson

Property Manager Damian Cesnik

Licensed Cemetery and Funeral Pre-Planner Lisa Borba

Licensed Cemetery and Funeral Pre-Planner Joanna Faiella

Licensed Cemetery and Funeral Pre-Planner Loree Miller

Licensed Cemetery and Funeral Pre-Planner Brianne Roth

Licensed Cemetery and Funeral Pre-Planner Ryan Eidt

Licensed Cemetery and Funeral Pre-Planner Eiline Delena

Senior Funeral Director Darcy Campbell

Funeral Director Olivia Clyke

Funeral Home Administrator Sonia Elphick

Branch Administrator Amy Evans

Branch Administrator Jill Oleskiw

Property Personnel Mark Daamen

Property Personnel Mike Bennett


Arbor Memorial Inc. (“Arbor”) is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities by preventing barriers to accessibility and meeting the accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (“AODA”). 

As part of our commitment, we strive to achieve barrier-free accessibility at all Arbor locations nationally.

If you would like to provide feedback regarding Arbor's Accessibility Services, please visit the "Contact Us" section of this website. Alternatively, you can contact the location Manager by telephone or mail. Arbor's Accessibility Policy is available upon request.

Cemetery By-laws

Cemetery By-laws are the rules and regulations that govern the operation of the cemetery to help ensure its preservation and proper operation. They reflect accepted principles of cemetery management and our experience of over sixty years.

Download a copy of the Ontario Cemetery By-laws