Our professionally trained and knowledgeable team have the experience required to ensure that every request and need is carried out with the highest level of professionalism and care. Rest assured, you will have peace of mind at Kearney’s. Talk to a Kearney Funeral Services professional today.
Thomas James Kearney began coming to Vancouver in 1905. He was still operating his General Store in Bonanza Creek during the Klondike Gold Rush, but on a visit to Vancouver Tom fell in love with a lovely young local girl by the name of Catherine O’Connor. Although a professional opera singer by trade, Catherine also helped her mother Brigit O’Connor lay out the deceased when a death occurred in their parish.
Tom thought he’d get close to Catherine if he started working with the funeral directors and shortly after, when an opportunity came to invest in the funeral home Green Simon & Lamp Co., Thomas took it. The struggling business needed more and more help and ultimately Tom moved to Vancouver to work there full time. He soon bought out the partners, becoming the sole owner in 1908.
In 1908 Thomas J. Kearney founded Kearney Funeral Services with a mission to serve the bereaved and offer the highest level of ethical and professional care in Vancouver. A lot in Vancouver has changed since 1908, but the high ethical standards and compassionate care on which Kearney's was founded still remain at the heart of our mission.
Today the Kearney family serves the Lower Mainland from four locations — Vancouver, New Westminster, Cloverdale/Surrey and now Burnaby. Our family continues to grow with the addition of new team members and new services which we offer families who have entrusted us with their care.