Who We Are
Wareing Cremation Services Inc. consists of two licensed Establishments, one located in Tillsonburg, Ontario and the other in Woodstock, Ontario.
Owned by licensed bereavement professionals Paul Wareing and Barbara Wareing, operated and managed by Paul and Barbara Wareing; wholly independent, we are not affiliated with, under the umbrella of, or in partnership with any individual, group, company, or corporation.
As a Transfer Service - Class 2, we adhere to the regulations of The Bereavement Authority of Ontario – the BAO.
The history of Wareing Cremation Services Inc. begins with the story of Paul Wareing and Barbara Wein Wareing, neither of whom are from a ‘funeral’ family background. We have chosen this life with the ideals that we can provide options surrounding the form and function of what must happen when someone dies. We came to this industry with a full understanding of Kaizen, and with a finger on the pulse of societal attitude changes towards funeral services and funeral providers.
We believe there is another way.
Paul’s business background is management in the automotive industry, concentrating on quality control and the adult training centre for twenty years…and instead of buying a motorcycle at age forty we purchased a livestock farm.
Barbara Wareing spent almost twenty years in the automotive industry, and then drove school bus when she wasn’t working in the barn.
Our move off the farm found Paul completing the Transfer Service Sales Representative course at Humber College, and shortly thereafter Barb enrolled in first the Funeral Preplanner course and when that was completed she enrolled in the Funeral Transfer Service Sales Representative course at Humber College which she completed with Honours.
On Thursday August 14, 2014 we opened the doors of our first establishment at 346 Simcoe Street in Tillsonburg, Ontario.
On Wednesday March 9, 2018 our second location at 225 Norwich Avenue in Woodstock, Ontario opened its’ doors.
Death changes life.
Positive memories can help us move along the path to a positive future, but it takes time…..for some more time than others.
Struggling to accept the death of a loved one, talking – or not talking – about your grief, sifting through the multitude of emotions, making use of ritual and embracing your spirituality in ways that are appropriate for you, reconciling your grief, and moving forward towards healing is a process.
Coming to terms with loss of the magnitude presented by death, mourning a loved one, seeking and finding comfort from friends and family……these are not spiritual, emotional, and physical needs satisfied and resolved in a few hours immediately following death.
As a statement of fact, whether you are preparing for a life event occasion or simply preparing the menu for the upcoming week’s meals, planning is a normal and beneficial method of organization for human beings.
When we consider end of life decisions we approach that with this mindset……
Where there is a plan, there is an actual blueprint, developed through contemplation, soul searching, research, conversation, and informed decision making.
That plan took shape over time - a period free of pressure and debilitating emotion.
This is the essence of preplanning.
Over these years Wareing Cremation Services has had the privilege to earn the trust of many individuals and families throughout Southwestern Ontario as we facilitate preplanning and prepaid preplanning arrangements.
And most certainly, we remain committed and present to listen and assist those who find themselves in immediate need because of a sudden loss.
For every family there is a path to arrangements filled with personal touches of the deceased because of something said in passing or personal notes of wishes…..and we are always honoured to be trusted with final arrangements for a loved One.
Paul and Barb Wareing truly believe,
“ that the interaction and genuine immersion into the situations and predicaments presented as ‘our life’ is what allows every individual to embrace the true understanding of what it is to have lived well.
When it is time for death and ritual, One’s beliefs and priorities should be what gives structure, purpose and light to their final arrangements.”
Wareing Cremation Services Inc. at 225 Norwich Ave., Woodstock, Ontario.