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COVID 19 Update March 16, 2022
Last week, restrictions eased a bit. The restrictions for funerals and teas are as follows.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
COVID 19 Update February 17, 2022
As of last Thursday, February 17, 2022, Northern Health lifted some more restrictions. Below are the changes to funeral services.
Thank you for continuing to be understanding and supportive throughout these changes.
COVID 19 Update January 20, 2022
As of last Thursday, January 20, 2022, Northern Health lifted their restrictions so that we are now under the same public health orders as the rest of British Columbia.
Thank you for your ongoing support and patience.
COVID 19 Update January 7, 2022
Bellow are some new changes to the public health orders regarding funeral services.
For services held in a funeral home or cemetery property
Thank you for your continued patience as we strive to serve our community through these changing times.
COVID 19 Update October 15, 2021
As of midnight last night, there were some changes made to the public health orders regarding funeral services.
For Indoor Services
For Outdoor Services
We appreciate your continued understanding as we strive to serve the families of Fort St. John and the surrounding areas.
COVID 19 Update September 14, 2021
Changes to the health regulations came out on September 13, 2021.
All other regulations are the same as before. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
COVID 19 Update August 25, 2021
As per the updated health regulations, masks are once again mandatory in all public, indoor spaces. This will include all indoor services.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
COVID 19 Update July 2, 2021
We are now into Step 3 of BC's Restart Plan. Below are a few changes with regard to funeral services.
We are so grateful for the patience and support we have had from the Fort St. John and surrounding areas. It is truly a privilege to serve you.
COVID19 Update June 16, 2021
As we begin Step 2 of the reopening plan, there are a few changes to the Public Health Orders with regard to indoor and outdoor funeral services.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding in helping us comply with these regulations. It is a privilege to serve the families of Fort St. John and surrounding areas as they grieve lost loved ones.
COVID19 Update March 25, 2021
We are very grateful for your support and understanding over the past year of change. We continue to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to serve the families of our community. Earlier this week, there were some changes made to Outdoor Worship Services, some of which are outlined below. We thank you for your understanding and assistance in complying with these ever changing regulations.
These changes only apply to Worship Services (which includes funerals) being held OUTSIDE
For indoor funeral/memorial services, celebrations of life, and visitations
We understand that these times are very difficult for those who have lost a loved one. We continue to offer the care and support that families need during their time of loss.
Update January 14, 2021
Thank you for your support and understanding as we continue to do business under different circumstances. Our staff remains dedicated to the families of Fort St. John, and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist with the loss of a loved one. As the restrictions set out by our government health officials have changed, we appreciate your assistance with the following:
Please phone the office to schedule an appointment to meet with a funeral director regarding the death of a loved one, funeral services, or monuments, etc. We must do our part in protecting the health and safety of our staff members and the families we serve, and need time in between families to clean and sanitize in preparation for the next appointment.
Update May 19, 2020
We want to take a moment to thank our community for the support and patience you have shown as we all adjust to a new way of doing business. Our staff remain dedicated to the families of Fort St. John and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist with the loss of a loved one. As we follow new regulations set out by our government health officials we ask for your assistance with the following;
Please phone the office to schedule an appointment to meet with a funeral director regarding the death of a loved one, funeral services or monuments etc. We must do our part in protecting the health and safety of our staff members and the families we serve and need time in between families to clean and sanitize in preparation for the next appointment.
No more than 6 people in the arrangement office at one time as per BC Health Officials guidelines.
We can accommodate funeral/memorial services and celebrations of life up to a maximum of 40 people (this includes Hamre's staff and the minister/celebrant) as well as staggered visitations while following social distancing guidelines. Hamre's is able to live stream all service's.
We ask anyone attending a service to avoid expressions of sympathy like handshaking, hugging and other direct physical contact.
We ask that any person who is feeling unwell, any person who has traveled and any person who has been in contact with someone in this description not to attend in office appointments, funeral gatherings or celebrations.
We will continue to offer arrangements and consultations over the phone or online for those who do not feel comfortable coming to the office.
We acknowledge the difficulty these uncertain times bring to those who have lost a loved one and will continue to offer the professional care and support families need to get through this unprecedented time. Thank you again for your patience and understanding.
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and the community tries to navigate our way through these difficult times, we find ourselves faced with very difficult decisions. Hamre’s Funeral Chapel would like to assure the community of Fort St. John and surrounding area that, just as it has been during our 40 year history in the area, we are here, and we continue to be here for you in your time of need. We are closely monitoring all information and direction coming from the Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments. Our decisions have been, and will continue to be made prioritizing the safety, security and well-being of our staff, families and the community. With this in mind Hamre’s is sure you understand our decision to close the office for all funeral arrangement and gatherings until further notice. We encourage arrangements to be made directly over the phone or utilizing video conferencing facilities to minimize the possibility of adding to the increasing infection rates. A funeral director can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 250-785-6273 to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Thank you again for your patience and understanding.