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.
How we're different...
Fair, full-disclosure pricing, we don't like surprises any more than you do.
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.
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.
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 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 alterna cremation and funeral services to the Winnipeg Community.
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.
Information Technology | Transportation
Dillon is a key employee at Death Care Services Inc. He has many roles 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 organisation takes very seriously.
Dillon also manages the processes of identifying and fingerprinting each decedent before the cremation takes place. He manages the transport schedule and ensures the vehicles are fuelled, clean and in excellent working order.