St. Ann’s Academy offers several options for those wishing to hold a funeral, memorial or celebration of life. The chapel is a traditional venue with Christian decorations while the auditorium, which also has stained glass windows, does not feature religious symbolism. Both venues are operated as interfaith venues. Ceremonies may be developed with or without the assistance of a funeral director or religious person. Should you wish to contact a funeral director, see below for a listing to assist you with you plans. Adjacent to the chapel is an Edwardian style parlour room, appropriate for smaller receptions. St. Ann’s Academy also has a program to receive memorial gifts or bequests. Please contact the office for more details.
St. Ann’s Academy Interpretive Centre includes the chapel, a parlour, a smaller room and the Novitiate Garden. The St. Ann’s Academy Chapel was deconsecrated in 1974 and reopened in 1997, blessed by the interfaith community of Victoria.
St. Ann’s Academy Auditorium has stained glass windows without religious symbols and accommodates slightly larger events.
You may choose to organize and lead the service yourself. If you will be using an official of your own faith, please contact them directly and ensure that they can perform the service you desire at this location. If you wish to consult with a spiritual person regarding your event, please see our List of Officiants. If you wish to consult with a local funeral director, you may wish to contact one of the companies on the listing of “Funeral Homes and Directors” (see below).
Before the day of the memorial
As with your access time, please note the End Time of your rental. This is the time that all of your vehicles, guests, and service providers should be completely clear of the site, and all clean-up completed. Please carefully note your Access Time indicated on your rental form. We ask that you and your guests do not arrive before the time booked; a fee applied to early arrivals. Please advise anyone making deliveries for your service as well.
St. Ann’s Academy Chapel and Auditorium has facilities suitable for Funerals, Memorials and Celebrations of Life. If you wish to consult with a local funeral director, you may wish to contact one of the companies below.*
|Name & Address||Telephone||Website and E-mail|
|Care Funeral Services 2676 Wilfert Rd., Victoria BC V9C 3V7||250-391-9696||
|First Memorial Funeral Services 1155 Fort Street, Victoria BC V8V 3K9||250-384-5512||www.firstmemorialbc.com|
|First Memorial Funeral Services 4725 Falaise Drive Victoria BC V8Y 1B4||250-658-5244||www.firstmemorialbc.com|
|Funeral Service Association of BC 211 – 2187 Oak Bay Ave. Victoria BC||250-592-3213||www.bcfunerals.com|
|Haywards Thomson & Irving 4665 Falaise Drive Victoria BC V8Y 1B4firstname.lastname@example.org|
|McCall Bros Funeral Directors Ltd. 1400 Vancouver Street Victoria BC V8V 3W3||250-385-4465||www.mccallbros.com email@example.com|
|Royal Oak Burial Park & Crematorium 4673 Falaise Drive Victoria BC V8Y 1B4||250-658-5621||
|Sands Funeral Chapels 1803 Quadra Street Victoria BC V8T 4B8||250-388-5155||
|Sequoia Gardens Memorial 4665 Falaise Drive Victoria BC V8Y 1B4||250-658-6202||
|Vancouver Island Memorial Society 1 – 1518 Pandora Ave. Victoria BC V8R 1A8firstname.lastname@example.org|
* You are not limited to the persons listed
You may also wish to consult the Consumer Tips line regarding hiring Funeral Directors as part of the Talking Super Pages at (250) 953-9000 #9814
For a list of Musicians click here
For a list of Officiants please click here.
Please let us know if you have any questions