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South Location:  5502 2 St SW

Calgary, AB T2H 0G9

Telephone:  (403) 265-1199
Fax:  (403) 265-1190

North Location:  3625 12 St NE

Calgary, AB T2E 6P4

Telephone:  (403) 879-8834


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Thank you to the Evan J. Strong team. My beloved mom’s funeral was nothing short of perfect. I received so many compliments from guests about the beautiful service. Individually, Nicole was professional and compassionate. The aftercare with Kelly was particularly helpful because I was in a fog of grief, as the executrix, and her efficiency /knowledge took a weight off my shoulders.

Kathy Petti
September 29, 2023

I would like to thank Kurtis Rae for everything he did for George . I live in Winnipeg and he would call me to let me know what was going on . He put everything together. I thank you so much for everything you did for me to have closure

Sonia Panopoulos
August 16, 2023

Kurtis and staff
just a few words to say thank you for the excellent job you did for the arrangements of all my mom’s funeral it was perfection , we are so happy about you expertise and everything , it was so professional , and we were so so surprised by the big picture which took me by surprised , and not to forget the beautiful special touch of the scrabble on the thank you cards and candle which was so unbelievably special and thoughtful, we are beyond words to express our gratitude

Thank you so so much and we will recommend you guys to everybody we know about your services

Pruden Carole
May 3, 2023

Thank you so much Evan J. Strong for your care and compassion in the funeral arrangements and the funeral itself of my late husband David Bentham,. You took good care of our family and guided us through one of the most difficult time of our lives. Everything ran smoothly and it is greatly appreciated.

Dulce Bentham
March 28, 2023

Kurtis Rae was very professional in taking his time to guide us through filling out the needed forms to complete the process for funeral arrangements. We appreciate everything that he has done for us in a time of grief and sorrow. Thank you for your honesty and professionalism in making things better for our family.

David and Vicki LIght
March 6, 2023

Evan J. Strong Funeral Services, was very good to us; cordial, yet respectful.
Nichole, was helpful as was Kelly. We recognize that it can also be a difficult business for these folks to be in as to the nature of the business.
It is a service that is needed, but is also one that tact and dignity is required and the staff and personnel Of Evan J. Strong have managed to navigate it well.
Thankyou for the friendliness and genuine care to the fine folks at Evan J. Strong. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone. They have been fair and accommodating with our family at this time, and we certainly appreciate it.

Kelly Howard
February 10, 2023

Kurtis Rae and his team were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Kurtis was very personble and seamlessly navigated us through a very difficult time, all while dealing with complex matters with such grace and professionalism. I highly recommend Kurtis and his team for all your planning and funeral needs.

Kristi Sotiropoulos
February 3, 2023

Kurtis and the Evan Strong team are exceptional as usual. They kept us safe while driving the winter conditions to the cemetery by providing Limo's exclusive for the family.
Everything was perfect for my sisters funeral as if she would have planned herself. My family is grateful,.

Gay Abuan-Summers
November 8, 2022

I was at the services of Geo and Liyo and want to commend THE EVAN J STRONG Team who were very friendly and helpful in everything from start to finish with both Geo and Liyo's services. Thank you all for your kindness and respecting the family throughout their loss of both men.

Rhonda Young
August 28, 2022

Evan, Kurtis, Kelly, Geriann and Amber were professional, caring and responsive to our requests. We were guided through a selection process that was clearly laid out in an informative package and then provided us a service that exceeded all of our expectations. Kelly was exceptionally helpful in preparing the final government documentation and guiding us through the filing process. I would strongly recommend this family owned business to anyone requiring funeral services.

Anast Demitt
August 23, 2022

On behalf of Geo's and Liyo's family, I want to thank you and everyone at Evan J Strong Funeral Home for the caring and professional manner in which you handled all services includes transportation to India and burial. It was a very difficult situation for us and we are still struggling in dealing with their loss, but you and your staff did an exemplary job in working with us through this tough time. For that we are truly grateful and very appreciative of how much you and your staff care. If I can ever be on any help to you, please don’t hesitate to give me a call. Thanks again!

Calgary Malayi community member

Sanoop Joseph
August 22, 2022

I would like to thank you for the care you provided for my son Blake, as well as the kindness extended by Amber. So, from my daughter Emily & I again, thank you.

Debby Dexter
July 20, 2021

I want to thank for so much care with my sister Martha Cecilia Grisales !! Thanks for every detail you made of this farewell! thanks for the love we feel from you !!! Thank you very much !! ❣️

Grisales Nadia
April 7, 2020

We would like to thank Kurtis, and staff, for making a difficult time a little easier. Kurtis answered all our questions and helped make difficult decisions. He accommodated changes required and provided further assistance interacting with our local funeral home. The support and compassion shown to us was very much appreciated.
We would definitely recommend Evan J Strong.

Cescon and Mailey Family
January 5, 2020

Evan J. Strong Funeral Services helped us organize a large funeral and reception as well as a private viewing and burial. Everything was exceptionally well done from start to finish. They were very organized, professional and compassionate. I would strongly recommend Evan J. Strong Funeral Services to anyone who needs to make funeral arrangements.

Christopher Montes
December 19, 2019

We are very pleased with Evan Strong. The professionalism and support for us was exceptional at all times. Thank you.

Ronald Vermeylen
November 29, 2019

I am so thankful that a wise relation referred us to Evan J Strong.
Dealing with my husband passing away after being ill for 18 months was very difficult. Having Rachel walk us through the daunting paper work including forms for my university age daughter, survivor benefits, etc. was such a support. Marni, the office administrator was so patient regarding all the changes I kept making with the obituary after I submitted it. Not only are their fees reasonable relative to other establishments but their professionalism and understanding staff truly was evident. Now I am always happy to see when people choose Evan J Strong and will definitely share my positive experience with others.
Marilyn Shuffler
November 1, 2019

Marilyn Shuffler
November 1, 2019

We had been interviewing various funeral homes last week to do the planning for our loved one.. Evan Strong was the last place we visited. As soon as we met Kurtis we knew, this was the individual who we wanted to take care of our loved one. He was sensitive, kind and most importantly very informative. The price was the best price we had found during our research. Don't think that a lower price means less service, in this case less meant more, way more.!

Lorraine & Sacha
October 16, 2019

Lorraine & Sacha
October 23, 2019

The funeral director and the attendants looked after us at the funeral and burial of my brother. I was so impressed at everything that they did. They were all pleasant, kind, respectful and reverent all the time. I think that to the majority of the visitors and family, your team was invisible.
Kurtis made sure that we had every question answered before we could think of it.
I was so impressed with the group in every way

Don Clayton
February 1, 2019

It's awkward commenting on a Funeral service because it's so personal. That's likely why I was so impressed with EJS is because they treated every detail so personally.

My late Mother, Theresa Koch, volunteered for 20 years at her church. In that time, she worked with all of the Funeral services in Calgary. She was so impressed with Evan Strong's individual attention to detail and execution that she specified Evan J Strong to handle her services to her family and in her will.

When the time came, we contacted EJS, as instructed. During this difficult and emotional time, EJS, and specifically Kurtis, were a rock of support and information. They listened to our requests and put together a tender and fitting ceremony. We always felt like part of the process and they arranged and delivered the farewell that my Mom had wanted.

I found their services, options and pricing to be excellent.
My sincerest appreciation and Thanks to Kurtis, Evan and the entire family at Evan Strong for helping carry the load at a very difficult time .

Ken Urquhart
January 22, 2019

My initial telephone conversation with Kurtis was very helpful and informative. He provided me with all of the information that I needed and when I asked him for the address, I was a little shocked that it was in Calgary as I thought I had selected a place in Airdrie. I was going to change my mind but my daughter said Just go for it as we had already provided and receive the information that we needed. I am so glad that we made that choice. Upon meeting Kurtis personally we felt very relaxed. They had a beautiful comfort dog which we all loved. All of the arrangements were made quickly with a lot of personal interaction with Kurtis. He made it a very good experience for us . On our second visit again it was a very good experience for us Kurtis had everything ready for us. The cost was unbelievable. It did not take our life savings.
Thank you Kurtis and staff for looking after us so well.

Catherine Moon
January 6, 2019

My most sincere condolences to Carol and the Pilon family. Larry was a kind, compassionate and caring person. He will be sadly missed by his many UCT Brothers and Sisters in Atlantic Canada. May he rest in Peace.

Jimmy Doucet
December 6, 2018

The "family" at Evan Strong were amazing. I was trying to deal with this crisis from far away and they made it happen. I can't say enough about the support, compassion and professionalism I received from this group of dedicated individuals. They helped to make adjustments mid stream and am thankful for all their help. The feedback I received from those that attended the service was only positive. Thank you for making the process so much easier.

Linda Smith
August 22, 2018

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What are the options concerning the time of a service?

While most services are held in the morning or afternoon, some families are now choosing to have services held in the evening hours for the convenience of family and friends. This enables more people to attend the service who otherwise might be unable to be excused from their place of employment during the day.

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