Proudly Serving the Elk Valley & Area Since 1994


When you experience the loss of a loved one, you can trust us to guide you through the arrangements necessary to create a meaningful ceremony that celebrates the unique life being honored. Our staff is committed to providing your family with the highest quality of care in your time of need, and we take pride in our responsibility to lighten your burden as you take the first steps toward healing and recovery.


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John & Lynda Gawryluk

891 4th Ave. / PO Box 1554
| Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
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Tel: 1-250-423-7944
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COVID-19 Update 

At Cherished Memories, our commitment is to the health and wellbeing of our families, our staff, and the communities we serve. We are closely monitoring statements from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding COVID-19 and are following the strict guidelines and protocols provided by the Federal and Provincial Health Authorities and WorkSafe BC.

Cherished Memories has implemented several steps to prevent the risk of transmission which includes the following measures:
  • Our facility is cleaned and sanitized prior to every meeting/service. High touch surfaces are sanitized routinely throughout the day
  • Hand sanitizer is provided, and visitors are asked to use it upon entering/exiting the facility
  • Our floors have been clearly marked and signage is in place to remind people to follow physical distancing protocol
  • Those attending that are considered high risk (over age 65, severe disease, chronic illness) as encouraged to wear masks
  • Pews have been removed from our chapel to allow for proper distancing
  • As per provincial restrictions, services are limited to a maximum of 50 people
  • Our family room has been temporarily closed to the public; all meetings are held in our chapel area. Meetings can also be done via phone/Facetime or Zoom if families are more comfortable with that option
  • During services, people will enter/exit through specified doors only 
  • No singing will be allowed during services; music will be pre-recorded only
  • Visitors experiencing symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath or have been in contact with or have recently travelled are asked to refrain from entering Cherished Memories. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs by phone or email

Supporting one another at a time of loss is important and there are many ways to pay tribute amidst this pandemic. Members of the community not attending the service are able to leave messages of condolences on our website or watch the livestream service if the family has chosen to make this available. Services held in our chapel can also be recorded and posted to our website immediately following the service. Cards for families may be left at our funeral home to be delivered to the family.
We thank you all for your understanding as we navigate together during these difficult times. 
Together, we will get through this! 
John & Lynda Gawryluk



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