Funerals & Rose Garden

Trinity would like to support you at the impending death, or death, of your loved one. Our staff is on call to support you twenty-four hours a day. If helpful, we can connect you with someone who has had a similar experience.

Most funeral arrangements are made by the family. The family of the deceased, will contact the funeral home of their choice, who, in turn, will contact Trinity’s minister; or you may call the minister personally. The family and minister will meet to discuss details for the funeral service.

Funeral services may be conducted at Trinity or at the funeral home chapel.

Trinity willingly offers the same pastoral care to the community at large as it does for its own members and adherents. This pastoral service is free.

Minister, Rev Svinda Heinrichs – an honorarium for the minister is appreciated and not mandatory.  An honorarium of $250 is appropriate (paid directly to the minister).

Organist or Pianist – Roger Bond –  Musicians for funeral and memorial services are on a fee for service basis which is presently $125.00 (paid directly to the organist).

Custodian/Sexton – Bill LeGood – An honorarium of $100 is to be given to the custodian/sexton (paid directly to the custodian/sexton).

Sound Technician – John deJager – An honorarium of $100 is to be given to the sound technician (paid directly to the sound technician).

Reception – Should you desire a reception following the service, this can be provided by Trinity folk at a per person cost for coffee and squares ($8/per); or for sandwiches, coffee, squares ($10). Veggie, Fruit or Cheese trays can be provided at extra cost. Prices available in the church office.

Link to Funeral Brochure with more information:  funeralbrochure 2015

Trinity’s Rose Garden – The Scattering of Ashes


The Rose Garden is available to all members of the United Church of Canada and their immediate family members and adherents and supportive participants and their families. If there is a question of the status of an individual who wishes to use the Rose Garden, the Minister and the Board of Trustees will be consulted.

There is no charge for the scattering of ashes. A record of all sprinkling of ashes will be kept at Trinity. Contact the Minister to make arrangements.

Plaques, honouring the deceased will be affixed to a granite monument located in the Rose Garden. Markings include First name, middle name (optional), family name, date of birth and date of death. Plaques will be ordered through Trinity, and paid in advance.