About Sands Funeral Chapel Victoria

Focused on Your Needs

Who We Are and What We Do

Click for the BBB Business Review of this Funeral Related Services in Victoria BC Proudly serving Victoria and the surrounding area since 1912, Sands Funeral Chapel Victoria will help you customize your arrangements, while respecting your faith, taste and budget. You can feel confident putting your trust in our compassionate professionals.

With over 12,000 square feet, our location offers a large chapel, a private visitation room and a beautiful reception centre, where family and friends can meet during visitation services and following funeral or memorial services.

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

General Manager

Iain Smith

Funeral Home Manager

Laura Van Sprang

Assistant Funeral Home Manager

Anthony Black

Family Services Director

Huntly Ketchen

Senior Funeral Director

Brad Baker

Apprentice Funeral Director

John Smith

Apprentice Funeral Director

Lindsey Randolph

Para Funeral Director

Jay Willis

Branch Administrator

Jo-Anne Cannon

Funeral Home Catering

In-House Chef

Michael Williams

Born and raised in Victoria and a chef since graduating the Camosun Culinary arts program in 2002, Michael has trained at some of the area’s finest establishments including The Aerie Resort on the Malahat. After travelling to many wonderful places including an 15-month stint in Switzerland to learn his craft, Michael came home to re-establish his roots. He has been catering to and teaching Victoria his tantalizing and nutritious creations and has made a name for himself on TV as the “Island Chef”. Working in unison with local farmers and purveyors, Michael builds his cuisine with health and vitality in mind while making it taste amazing.

funeral flowers


Erin from Petals Plus Floral Design

Having worked in the floral industry for almost a decade Erin brings all her passion and expertise when designing custom arrangements for our numerous clients. After taking over Petals Plus Floral Design in 2017 Erin has gone on to place fifth and forth consecutively in the Maple Leaf Cup; a National floral competition held every spring. Her real passion however is grounded in creating bespoke sympathy sprays and arrangements for all of our Vancouver Island locations. Using flowers sourced locally whenever possible, this Victoria native will be sure to support and honour the memory of your loved one with the unique displays she creates. Let flowers speak when there are no words.

In-House Florist

Erin Evans