COVID-19 Statement

MAHER'S FUNERAL HOME COVID-19 STATEMENT

Our focus at Maher’s is always on providing comfort and care to our families who have lost loved ones. During these exceptional times we need to find ways for our families to grieve and start the healing process, while at the same time provide a safe and secure environment for them to do so.

In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic and the Public Health Emergency declared on March 18, 2020, Maher’s has implemented the following practices and procedures:

  • Regular disinfecting of our public areas beyond our regular cleaning
  • Signage advising to avoid hand shaking and close personal contact
  • Signage advising of proper hand washing
  • Visitations are permitted with restrictions (see below)
  • Funerals are permitted; restrictions vary according to location
  • We are recommending that people pay their respects by phone call or by offering online condolences through our web site and avoid visiting the funeral home
  • People who have travelled outside of the atlantic provinces in the last 14 days, people who are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or people who have been in direct contact with some who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days are asked not to visit the funeral home

Visitation Restrictions:

  • The maximum number of people permitted in the visitation room at one time is 20 people 
  • All visitors must sign in and sign out for contact tracing purposes
  • Masks must be properly worn at all times 
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided and is to be used upon entering and exiting the building
  • Staggered visitation times will be implemented, when necessary
  • We are advising families not to bring food or beverages to the funeral home

We will continue to monitor the situation and will update our policies as the need arises, keeping our families’ needs and public safety in mind.

Please continue to stay safe. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will get through this difficult time together. 

Paul Maher & Karen Maher

Maher's Funeral Home

Welcome to Maher's Funeral Home, Placentia, Newfoundland and Labrador. Thank you for visiting.

From the celebration of life, to the creation of a lasting memorial, the professionals at Maher's Funeral Home are here to help, listen, and take the utmost care of you and your loved ones.

Online Obituaries

You can view the online obituaries for information on current and past services that have been entrusted to Maher's Funeral Home and Manning's Funeral Service. Each obituary is linked to an online guestbook, where you can post and view messages of condolence, or send a private message to the family via the funeral home.

Planning Ahead for Peace of Mind

Interested in planning ahead? Find out how you can get peace of mind by prearranging a final tribute that is exactly what you want. You and your family can set an appointment any day of the week to discuss your options, and help you plan ahead.

Please contact us if you have questions regarding the options available to you.