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Our History

Hendren Funeral Home has a long-standing history in the community of Lakefield. We are committed to the families we serve during their time of need. We are equally committed to supporting community groups and charities. We believe that a connected community thrives.  By supporting the community we are supporting ourselves and our collective futures.

The residents of Lakefield and the surrounding Kawartha Lakes area have been served by the  Hendren Funeral Home for well over 100 years. 

The Hendren Funeral Home was established in 1880 by Thomas Hendren. The business was subsequently taken over by his son George. George was joined in the business by his son Donald after Don was discharged form the Air Force following World War II. Donald operated the funeral home until he sold the business and retired in 1987 . 

In 1987, Larry & Mary Soder purchased the Hendren Funeral Home from Mr. Hendren. Larry himself comes from a family that includes three generations of funeral directors.

Located in scenic park-like surroundings overlooking the main street and the river, The Hendren Funeral Home is dedicated to ensuring that your loved one's life is remembered and celebrated.

The professional staff  at Hendren's is there to ensure that your every need is addressed, through the time of the funeral and beyond, in an individual and personal way. To further this, The Hendren Funeral Home is proud to offer bereavement support to their families through a series of HelpLetters from AfterLoss Grief Recovery Program. Each issue had been carefully planned to provide hope, help and healing information about the subjects, the emotions and the questions most bereaved people face during the period after their loss.

Making funeral pre-arrangements has become more commonplace. Often times people make their own pre-arrangements and in some instances a family member, often the executor, will make the arrangements on someone else's behalf. The arrangements usually include recording vital statistics and your personal choices regarding services and merchandise.

Although not mandatory, all or part of the pre-arrangement may be pre-paid. Families may select a single payment plan or a time payment option either through a trust account, annuity or an insurance vehicle. Both are regulated by the Board of Funeral Service (a government body under the Ministry of Consumer & Business Services) to prevent any opportunity for your money to be misappropriated.

The Hendren Funeral Home's history is an entrenched part of Lakefield's heritage and continues to be an integral part of the community.

Our Commitment is to Excellence, Community, & Families

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66 Queen St., Box 524 | Lakefield, ON K0L 2H0 | Phone: 705-652-3355 | Fax: 705-652-5120 | Email: