In April 1906 George Chester Warren along with one of his brothers and two brothers-in-law left Newcastle, Ontario to ride west in a cattle car with their horses to seek a better life farming in the Flats area of the Success district. The four purchased their land and called their humble location Owl’s Hurst. Unfortunately after a few hard years the men had to seek any kind of work available within the area. In 1910, George Warren moved into Swift Current with his wife and son and began operating a garage where he carried on until 1916. At this time he decided to enter the funeral profession and after two years of apprenticeship he received his diploma from the New York School of Embalming on September 28, 1918.
During 1926, George purchased the Yule Funeral Home and Warren’s Funeral Home came into being. Four generations of Warrens have taken part in the funeral profession since its inception. Charles Warren joined his father in partnership in the funeral home in 1946 after a 19 year career in teaching high school. Warren’s Funeral Home is presently in the hands of George’s grandsons Richard Warren and James Warren. George’s great grandchildren Greg Warren, Brad Warren and Jackie Warren-Hunter are presently involved in all the facets of service at the funeral home.
In 1975 Warren & Son Ltd. expanded their family business by purchasing Memory Gardens Cemetery, which gave them the opportunity to provide complete personal care to all the families they serve. Memory Gardens Cemetery is conveniently located at the Junction of No. 1 and 4 highways on the outskirts of Swift Current.
Warren’s Funeral Home is proud to be in our 86th year of service to Swift Current and Southwest Saskatchewan. We will continue to offer caring, experienced, and professional service. Our promise is to be available to answer any questions you may have and help you make the best decisions for you and your family.
Following a death, there are many arrangements that are supervised by a Licensed Funeral Director. The coordination of these arrangements is unending; that is, the cost incurred enables us to maintain staff and facilities 24 hours every day of the year. Therefore, ours is a 168-hour week and not the 40-hour week, which is the accepted standard. Many phases of our work are apparent; others are not. The following analysis of some of these details will help you understand what is actually involved. Traditions, customs, social standing, personal feeling, financial ability and a multitude of other influences affect each funeral. Our services must conform to each individual family’s wishes and their personal and religious needs.