What We Do

Perhaps there was a time in our history when the word ‘funeral’ meant something; something cookie cutter and routine that was applied to each of us. That is not today’s reality. A Transfer Service, exactly like all funeral homes, is regulated by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario.

Wareing Cremation Services provides a financially sensible choice for those wanting direct cremation services, direct burial services, and anatomical donation to the University of Western Ontario, without sacrificing the respect and dignity we all expect and deserve.

Our staff is licensed by the Board. Paul has been educated at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario. He has successfully completed examinations to secure his license as a Transfer Service Sales Representative in 2012. Barbara has completed the Funeral Pre Planner courses, and Funeral Transfer Service Sales Representative education and apprenticeship program at Humber College, with Honours. She successfully completed examinations in December 2015 to secure her license.

We are genuine when we say that we will listen to you, and this is the most important action that we can do for you. How you choose to honour the life of someone you love or choose to have your life glimpsed is a very personal decision.

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When a death occurs, contact us immediately by telephone, regardless of the time of day or night or where the death has occurred.

Our telephone is answered 24 hours a day, every day, by either Paul or Barbara Wareing 519-409-5575.

You may be asked at the hospital, (hospice or nursing home), for the name of the funeral home that should be contacted. Unfortunately, they may not call us until the release of your family member has been processed, and for many different reasons this may not happen for several hours or even not until the following day. With your initial call, we will make available to you our services, our facilities, our experience and our trusted reputation. We assume all necessary responsibilities in caring for the deceased and the concerns of their Family.

We will need to have an Arrangement Meeting; the time and place for this can be decided with the initial call if the Family wishes. The information that will be required during our Arrangement Meeting is:

  • Complete legal name of the Deceased.
  • Current residential address of the Deceased.
  • Date of birth of the Deceased.
  • Place of birth (Province and Country).
  • Social Insurance Number of the Deceased, and where applicable their Spouse.
  • Marital status and where applicable the Original Marriage Certificate.
  • Occupation of Deceased.
  • Complete legal name of Spouse.
  • The Deceased’s Mother’s full name (maiden name) and her place of birth (Province and Country).
  • The Deceased’s Father’s full name and his place of birth (Province and Country).
  • We will also need to know the name of the executor or the name of a person who is the responsible representative acting on behalf of the deceased.
  • As applicable, the Social Insurance Number(s), Date of Birth, Legal Name and current address for any child of the deceased entitled to Benefits.

In its entirety, all of this information is essential to enable us complete documentation - the vital statistics to register the death, to complete Proof of Death Certificates, as well as to complete application paperwork for the Canada Pension Plan Death Benefit and Canada Pension Plan Survivor’s Pension and Child(ren)’s Benefit.

We will assist with Death Notices in all the appropriate media and receive on-line Condolences.

We can provide the Family with memorial cards and guest register books for the Funeral Service or Life Celebration that they have planned.

We can provide an Urn for the Cremated Remains (we provide a substantial selection of caskets), and a Vault for the Urn or Casket when ground plot burial is the preferred choice of the Family.

A person’s personality can be described on a scale from elusive right on over to vivacious….. your personality is the basis for One’s whole outlook, reaction, and response to every aspect of life. Every Funeral Service should be a memorable one and a true reflection of the person who has died.

Wareing Cremation Services Inc. is pleased to provide for the deceased, and their families, a respectful and financially sensible approach to a very personal life moment.

We are proud to serve Tillsonburg, Woodstock, Ingersoll, Courtland, Langton, Delhi, Otterville, Norwich, Simcoe, Port Burwell, St. Williams, Aylmer, Stratford, Embro, Thamesford, Innerkip, Cambridge, Kitchener, Burgessville, London, Dorchester, Belmont, St. Thomas, Lucan, Exeter, Ailsa Craig, Goderich, Grand Bend, Mitchell, St. Mary's and surrounding areas.

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Available 24 hours, 7 days a week to assist you. Now with two locations to serve you better.


225 Norwich Avenue

Woodstock, Ontario N4S 3V8

Telephone: 519-290-5575


346 Simcoe Street

Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 2J8

Telephone: 519-409-5575