Winnipeg's Original

ALTERNATIVE

to the traditional funeral home.

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FULL DISCLOSURE PRICING

Cremation Services & Products

Traditional Casket Burial

We do not profit from

most products and services provided.

All of our arrangers are experienced, licensed, and fully accredited

by the Funeral Board of Manitoba.

We're different...

How we're different...

Ethical Death Care, Cremation & Funeral Planning, provides all of the services of a traditional funeral home, but with a very different approach. We service our clients with integrity, dignity, and direct care. We own our own crematory and handle everything ourselves.

We provide full-disclosure pricing and do not profit from the sale of products like crematory fees, urns, caskets, catering, headstones, or obituary publications.

Our clients pay what we pay, which means we never have a reason to encourage a family to buy things they don't want or need.

We do not ask for payment in advance and if a family has trouble affording our services, we will provide service at whatever price they CAN afford.

We are located downtown at 530 St. Mary Avenue one block off Portage Avenue between the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the University of Winnipeg. We have ample, free parking within a few feet of our door.

  • Most items provided at cost (not-for-profit)

  • We do not ask for or accept payment the first time we meet.

  • Death Certificates are always included.

  • We complete CPP Death & Survivors benefits applications and notify Service Canada of the death at no charge.

  • No charge estate/executor consultation to assist with estate management. We ensure our clients know exactly how to manage the estate, specific to the circumstances relative to the deceased.

Give us a call, we'd be happy to speak with you and explain who we are and how we work.

Centrally Located - Ample Parking
One Block off Portage Avenue Between the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the University of Winnipeg
Phone: 24hrs 204.421.5501 | Email: info@ethicaldeathcare.com

Meet The Team

Death Care Services Inc. is a small, dedicated team of experienced professionals.

With over 65 years of experience between us, we are good at what we do. That said, none of us could do it alone.

We are a tight-knit group of people dedicated to offering Winnipeg the best in death care when a loved-one passes away.

Shane Neufeld

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Owner | General Manager | LE, LFD

Shane started as an apprentice Funeral Director in 1990. During his career he struggled with the direction funeral service was taking and wanted to offer something different.

 

In 2014 he developed a completely new concept in the death care / funeral industry which has resonated very well with the community in Winnipeg. 

Shane is married to Christy Neufeld, since 2001 and they have two lovely children, Ella and Brock. 

Christy Neufeld

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Owner

Christy first started working in funeral service, as a student, at Thomson Funeral Home of Winnipeg in 1996.

 

Shane was a a Funeral Director & Embalmer at Thomson's at the time. Soon they began dating and now the two of them parent two children and are highly focused on the business of providing alternative cremation and funeral services to the Winnipeg Community.

Anthony Tarnowski

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Funeral Director | Embalmer

Anthony started his career in the death care / funeral industry at Bardal Funeral Home in 2008. At Bardal Anthony was fortunate to experience funeral and cremation traditions from a large variety different cultures, which serves him very well today.

Anthony joined the group in 2019 and has been an excellent addition to the team. 

Anthony is a key to our team's success and comes in every day with a positive, fun, and encouraging attitude.

Dillon Galonsky

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Information Technology | Apprentice

Dillon is a key employee at Death Care Services Inc. He is currently a second year student in the Canadian College of Funeral Service.  He is expected to graduate and be licensed by the Province of Manitoba, as a Funeral Director, in June of 2022.

 

Dillon has many roles and responsibilities and excels at all of them.

Dillon manages the website, obituary pages, photo-tributes, and (especially) the online forms and the data they produce. He makes sure the data is encrypted, accurate and reliable. Something our organization takes very seriously.

Dillon also manages the processes of identifying and fingerprinting each decedent before the cremation takes place. He manages the transport schedule.

 
 
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Watch CBC News (The National) Interview our Shane Neufeld about funeral practices, ethics, and fair business practice in death care.