Families First Funeral Home acquired by Service Corporation International (Canada)

December 17, 2020

On December 17, 2020, the Families First Funeral Home group of companies (“Families First”) was acquired by Service Corporation International (Canada) ULC, an affiliate of Service Corporation International (SCI:NYSE) (“SCI”), a large provider of funeral goods and services. Families First was one of the last family-owned funeral home and funeral services businesses in Windsor, Ontario and serves a large population of families in Essex County.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Miller Thomson advised Families First and its shareholders with a team led by Ryan Done (Corporate/M&A), and comprised of Farah Rohoman (Corporate/M&A and Real Estate); Ron Choudhury and Neil Gurmukh (Tax); Tamara Farber (Environmental); Eric Dufour (Competition); Michelle MacGillivray and David Tsai (Labour & Employment); Kim Ozubko (Pensions & Benefits); Karen Durell (IP);  Terry Clare and Carla Fleming (Paralegal); and Kelsey Vicary (Student).