Kevin has been fantastic. Professional, compassionate and always helpful. Thank you for the great services you provide

The Leckenbys
July 26, 2023

Thank you for all your help and understanding. You made this unpleasant situation easier for me to handle. Your information and guidance was much appreciated.


George Sparacino
April 24, 2023

I wanted to acknowledge how much I appreciated Kevin's assistance in making the final arrangements for my late father, Wm. H. Cook, a former resident of Oyster Harbour in Ladysmith. As my Father's legal POA, I had set up & pre-paid for his final arrangements with a Funeral Home here in Ontario several years ago. I had hoped to that I might be able to move him back home to Muskoka, Ontario. but this did not come to pass. When he passed away in Ladysmith at the end of October 2022, I contacted Kevin at Evergreen & he immediately took over the final arrangements for my Father & ensured that my pre-paid contract was honoured by him. Kevin was empathetic, personable & very pleasant in his dealings with me and my brother. He went out of his way to make the entire process less difficult & much less stressful to navigate through. I would highly recommend Kevin to others who are looking to make either their final arrangements or arrangements for their family members. Sincerely, D. Phillips

Deborah Phillips (Ontario)
March 27, 2023

I recently had to find a funeral home for my Dad's quick decline but Expected Death at Home. Never having to do this before, I checked reviews of the local funeral homes. Came across so many good reviews of Kevin at Evergreen Cremation Centre and decided Kevin was the one we needed. We were very impressed and thankful for Kevin's quick response in such short notice. We appreciated his patience, guidance and thoughtfulness throughout this ordeal. Thankyou again! sincerely, Linda and family

Linda Kump and family
March 10, 2023


I wanted to say thank you so much for your help with taking care of the cremation of my brother Bobby. Your kindness, understanding and sense of humor made it easier for me and my beautiful niece Talietha

I can go home knowing that Bobby had the best care and was well taken care of by you and your associates. I can’t explain the comfort that has given me.

Thank you so much from me and my family for your kindness. I will always remember this.

God Bless you.

Heather Bennett and family.

Heather B
January 27, 2023

Thank you Kevin, Suzanne was so happy with meeting with you and for having made her decision to proceed with Evergreen. She repeatedly mentioned how much she appreciated your warmth and competence in dealing with her. Similarly, I was impressed and so pleased that her decision was so confidently arrived at and acted upon. Enjoy the season and I wish you a tremendous 2023! Thank you again...dale

Dale P.
December 16, 2022

Thank you very much Evergreen Cremation

Laura Duffin
November 29, 2022

Thank you Kevin for your thoughtful service and guidance during this difficult time. Coming to my house certainly made a difficult and overwhelming situation more comfortable. Your professional yet caring attitude was greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
G. Hunter, Ladysmith

G. Hunter
November 18, 2021

Thank you Kevin and thank you so much for everything!
I know it is you job but I appreciate your patience and your help.
You made everything so much easier

Regards Lynn

Lynn G.
April 23, 2021

When my Dad was nearing his final days, I called Evergreen Cremation Centre. It was the best decision I could have made on behalf of our family. Kevin was very understanding of my Dad’s funeral wishes and provided both my sisters with many helpful tips on how to handle issues surrounding my Dad’s Last Will & Testament. I highly recommend Evergreen Cremation Centre for your funeral arrangements.

Robert Ross
March 25, 2021

We are very happy that we contacted you, Kevin, to help us deal with my father’s death! When we didn’t know what to do, you were reassuring and comforting. You responded quickly to meet our needs. Thank you for providing first- class arrangements. The website for tributes was great.

Bob Davies and family
January 13, 2021

Thanks again for your wonderful service, and handling of the cremation of Joyce, am so glad that we decided to go with Evergreen.

regards and thanks,
Christy and Jamie.

Jamie L
May 1, 2020

"At the hardest time in a family's life, when grief overwhelms all your thoughts, it is the kindness of others that keeps us going and brings some light into our darkest moments. Thank you Kevin for being that light to my family. From the moment you arrived at the hospital, I knew I had made the right choice in selecting Evergreen to handle my Dad's cremation. Thank you for the dignified transfer and for taking the time to ask us about our beloved Dad/Grandpa. Your calm presence and respectful, caring manner were so comforting for my daughter and me. My brother and I sincerely appreciate your guidance and advice during our meeting. As neither of us are from Nanaimo, it truly helped that you gave us a checklist of what had to be done and then emailed us the helpful documents. In the fog of grief, it takes the burden off one's shoulders when you have someone who makes the process so simple. On behalf of all my family, I sincerely thank you Kevin for your compassion and your kindness."

Beverley Gard
March 15, 2020

May I again express my extreme gratitude to you for your assistance in this. I am extremely grateful for you directing us to the avenues needed...... I wish you were up here....

Thank you again, and if you have a feedback form I could fill out, please feel free to send it to me. You are full stars all around.

R. Scafe
February 15, 2020

You have been beyond amazing and supportive. Thank you.


Jillian S.
December 17, 2019

Thank you Kevin for making this sad occasion a little less stressful for our family. Your level of service was excellent and coming to our home to make the arrangements was much less taxing on us.

November 6, 2019

Linda and I want to thank you once again for the caring and practical service you provided to our family prior to and following the death of our sister/mother/aunt Susan Watson. Your kindness and easy going manner made a very difficult situation so much easier for all of us and we really appreciate that!

Jennifer C.
September 13, 2019

Thanks Kevin,

I really appreciate your thoughtful service.

N. Preston
August 21, 2019

Thank you so much for making arrangements for Ray's cremation and organizing the obituaries. It has definitely made life a little easier

A. Worth
July 29, 2019

Hi Kevin,
We just want to thank you for the excellent service that you provided to our family, we would not hesitate to highly recommend you and your company Evergreen Cremation Centre in the future.
Many thanks
The family

June 14, 2019

Hi Kevin,

I just wanted to thank you again for your professional services it all went off so smooth. Laura-Lee was just wonderful I couldn’t have wished for anything better, and I had so many remarks from those present that they had never been to a better celebration of life before.

June 14, 2019

Thank you Kevin
I truly appreciate everything that you did to make this an easy process,

Sheri Wong
May 1, 2019

Thanks again for handing everything with my dad. Your compassion and response has been greatly appreciated by all.

Dick Mynen
April 3, 2019

Hi Kevin, thank you for being so helpful along the way of this difficult time.

Teena G.
April 2, 2019

Thanks again for handing everything with my dad. Your compassion and response has been greatly appreciated by all.

Thanks again Kevin.

Dick Mynen
April 2, 2019

Thanks again for your assistance and support during the entire process. You truly made it a very easy for me and it was a comfortable experience the entire time.

Thanks again

Alana D.
March 27, 2019

Thank you so much for posting (the obituary) for us and once again for your calm assistance with the arrangements.
I passed this by my family and everyone is happy with this. Thank you!

Monika G
March 6, 2019

I want to send a huge thank you your way ... this has been the worst few weeks of my life and I am super grateful for how helpful and accommodating you have been.
You went above and beyond to answer all my questions and help with all my requests, you made this terrible time go as smooth as possible.

January 11, 2019

Thank you so much Kevin. I appreciate all your help, you’ve made this difficult time so much easier.

Sharon & family

S. Berney
October 24, 2018

My long time life partner was listed as palliative (cancer) with limited time left. I had the "Notification of Expected Death in the Home" form on hand along with a DNR. I phoned Kevin who suggested filling out the on-line prearrangement form. It was filled out a few days before death and Kevin called me back and indicated that all is in place and we will deal with the paperwork afterwards (Very reassuring). When my spouse passed away at 04:00 I called Kevin at 04:30 to notify him as required by the form. I was asked compassionately how much time I needed. Then with a prearrangement phone call the "Transfer Service" came, 2 professionally dressed men in full suits (at 06:30) to respectfully deal with some minor paperwork and transfer the body of my loved one. This all happened on the start of the Labour Day weekend. On Tuesday Kevin phoned to make an appointment the next day at my home to do the final paperwork. He then returned on Friday and met with me at home to deliver the ashes and death certificate. Everything was done at my home (wow). The whole experience, although emotional for me, was handled above my expectations and with such caring and exceptional service, beyond my expectations. And the total price was just over $1700. Based on my own experience I would highly recommend Kevin and Evergreen Cremation Centre for anyone in their time of Grief needing a Funeral Director.

Paul Tilroe
September 22, 2018

I'd like to thank you for all your help during my time of grief
You have been truly a god send.

September 11, 2018

Hi Kevin Re Rosalie Power I would like to thank you for your knowledge, kindness, caring and warmth you provided when you came to take our loving sister and wife away from her loving home upon her death. It was very much appreciated during this difficult time. Thank you once again for your expert caring with dealing with deceased individuals. Nina Strickland Paris, Ontario

Nina Strickland
July 16, 2018

On behalf of the Adcock & Bradford family ,I would like to thank Kevin from the bottoms of our hearts. He helped us so much when my mom, Joyce Mary Adcock, passed May 30,2018 We so appreciate the help Kevin gave to our step-dad, Harry, who had never gone thru something like this.Thank you!

Jo-Ann McFarlane
June 19, 2018

You're very kind indeed,.... The brief service held in the church grounds yesterday brought our farewell to Jeff to the perfect conclusion, and the scattering urn was just right for the occasion. Thanks again for all your help and advice just when it was most needed, and for processing things with that perfect combination of efficiency and sensitivity.
All best wishes

Glyn Hambrook
May 30, 2018

I wish we were meeting under different circumstances, but I am grateful that you were so very sweet to me on the phone and also very caring during this very difficult time.

Thank you for taking care of my mother right away when I phoned, that means the world to us

Bri N.
April 10, 2018

Dear Kevin.
Just wanted to thank you for your kindness and caring, especially the day I was upset.

It is wonderful to have such caring people such as yourself working in these positions. Such a service to your fellow man.
Take care,
Sincerely Sandra

March 16, 2018

My Mom passed away in a Courtenay care home. My husband and I needed good advice and direction especially working remotely from the Mainland. We had a strict budget and Kevin made it work. He provided exactly what we needed in a difficult time. I highly recommend Evergreen Cremation Centre.

Yolanda Chmelyk, Surrey BC
February 1, 2018

Thank you so much for today! You put me at ease with all your help and advice,which I greatly appreciate.
It was very nice to meet you, I feel so relieved to have this in place.
Take care,

January 22, 2018

Thank you for everything we really are so happy with everything you have done for us. You were a very kind ear for everyone and it does take a special someone to do your part in our world. Thank you!

Kim O Dec-2017

Kim Orr
December 13, 2017

....Thanks again for your assistance, we appreciated your helpfulness and direction. It made getting through this difficult time a little easier.

All the best,
Sue Castell & Chris Buckham
Nov 2017

Sue Castell
November 6, 2017

....I consider the video Tom's funeral...I look at it often & am so thankful to have gone the route of a Living Reef rather than a " traditional" ceremony....

.....again un gros MERCI, Kevin...
....with thanks, Edith

Edith Cartier-Lapensee
October 26, 2017

"My brother and I suddenly lost our Mom and had absolutely no idea where to begin with making any arrangements. Lucky for us my sister in law is a friend of Kevin's and highly recommended him.
When dealing with grief it is difficult to focus on the details of funeral arrangements but Kevin coordinated the services to minimize the stress on our family while being understanding and compassionate. His guidance throughout the funeral service, burial, celebration and abundance of paperwork was greatly appreciated!
We cannot say enough positive things about Kevin and the way he helped us through such a difficult time and minimized the amount of stress!!
We highly recommend Kevin to anyone that will be faced with making these decisions throughout such a difficult time.
Thank you Kevin!"

Kim and Chris Dunn
April 26, 2017

I just want to let you know how much I appreciated the Evergreen approach to making arrangements for our loved one. You personalized the your services by making a trip to meet us in our hotel room just after our loved one passed. You were sensitive to our feelings and gave just the right advice that we needed to make decisions at a most difficult time; and we were able to complete the contract right away and email other details as needed. We were relieved that you were able to hold our loved one until the cremation time according to his expressed wishes.

When you delivered the cremains at our appointed meeting time, everything was in perfect order. The cards you created for our Celebration of Life are superb and we’ll be very proud to hand those out to our guests. I must also commend you on your website. Our obituary was posted in a timely manner and will serve as a tribute for many years to come. The website itself is easy to navigate and attractive to look at. Sorry this sounds so much like an advertisement, but everything you did for us was so much appreciated that I have been recommending your services to others.

On behalf of the family and friends, may we offer our deepest gratitude.

Maureen Therrien-McKinnon
February 6, 2017

My family are a mess and my support people are my (our) brother and my (our) niece. They are holding it together for me. At some point they will melt down and I will be there for them.
We have an extended family but everyone else is a mess. Another situation to deal with.
You have been my rock so I didn't have to lean so much on them.
So I thank-you for that.

Debbie Pentecost
February 6, 2017

My dad passed away on Monday. Kevin at Evergreen Cremation Centre on Gatacre has gone above and beyond. He came into the nursing home and waited for us to approach him. He had left the stretcher in the car. Being a nurse myself, I've seen countless funeral directors come in and just go straight to the room, like it's just order of business. Kevin was compassionate, came in as a person first. We didn't feel pressured to say goodbye. We took our time. He answered every question with such empathy and clarity...in such an overwhelming situation, he was our beacon.
We went to Evergreen on Tuesday to handle some matters, and once again he was kind and sensitive but as per my request, was straight with me about our options, choices and the proceedings.
Although this was one of the most difficult week's of my life, Kevin added some ease. We would recommend him in a heart beat, and would use his services again if needed.
Thank you Kevin...for everything.

Chantal Aubin - Ladysmith BC
July 28, 2016

My husband & I decided to pre-plan our funeral.We didn't want to leave this decision making to our children under very difficult circumstances. Kevin was very knowledgeable & understanding of our needs & did not pressured us towards any unnecessary expenses. He answered all of our questions in a professional & courteous manner. We are now worry free & with peace of mind.

Diane Marchand
July 19, 2016

When we called Kevin, my brother, Lyle, was not expected to live very long. Kevin met with myself and my brother, his wife and Lyle's partner within two hours at the hospital.
He was very professional as well as sympathetic to the urgency of putting plans in order to put my brother's mind at ease.
Thank you, Kevin, for all that you did to make this alittle bit easier during a stressful and emotional time. Thank you also for taking the time to deliver my brother's remains to Victoria.

Karen Mikkelson
July 13, 2016

Kevin made this difficult time the best it could have been for me. He was very accommodating, honest and compassionate. Never tried to push me into more than I wanted. Not being from the Island and having a loved one pass away there I was lost! I will be honest I called around and the service he gave from the first to last phone call/email was exceptional.

Kirsty Miller-Calgary, AB
July 4, 2016

When dealing with the grief of losing a loved one it is difficult to focus on the details of funeral arrangements. Kevin coordinated the services to minimize the stress on our family while always being understanding and compassionate to our needs. I also appreciated all his guidance through the maze of government paperwork required to be completed after a family member has passed away.

A. Smith Victoria BC

A. Smith - Victoria, BC
June 30, 2016

During a stressful and emotional time, it was good to have Kevin there to help. There was no pressure to buy something I didn't need, and the information he gave was very helpful. Kevin is not only professional, his caring character and compassionate character during a difficult time, was over and above, what I could ever expect.

Carol Warkentin, Ladysmith BC
June 21, 2016

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