The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but they can be a particularly difficult time to cope with the loss of a loved one. We realize that this Christmas, being without a loved one is especially challenging. Christmas can be one of the most painful reminders of your loss.

Normally at this time of year, we invite families who have lost loved ones to gather together, listen to music, hear words of support, light candles in memory, and then we would share a meal together.

Even though we are unable to gather with you and your families this year, please know that we are thinking of you during this Christmas season. We will be making donations to the Vankleek Hill, L'Orignal and Hawkesbury Food Banks in memory of your loved one.

We  will be delivering angel keepsakes to the families that we have served to remind you that even though we can't gather together to remember, we are thinking of you and your families over the Christmas season. 

 We have also created a memorial tribute to honour all those we have lost this year. This tribute can be found to your right.  

We would like to take this opportunity in the spirit of peace and joy to wish you and your family a season filled with love and hope.



                                                                                                                                     Planting  a "Tree of Remembrance" is a meaningful expression of caring and love.                                                                                                                           Every May Hillcrest Funeral Home and their community volunteers work together to plant trees  adjacent to The Prescott and Russell Recreation Trail  in Champlain Township it the McAlpine Forever Forest . To date we have planted over 600 trees of various species.

A personalized card, keepsake certificate and tree charm with an acknowledgment of who planted the tree will be sent to you or, on your behalf, to a person or family of your choice.​

The name of the individual or family whom the tree is being planted for will be permanently listed on the  "Trees of Remembrance" website  and your name and personal message will also be displayed.​