About Us

Pacific Coast Cremation

Pacific Coast Cremation offers low cost cremation and burial services to residents of Greater Victoria. Arrangements can be made at our office or with our licensed funeral director at a place convenient to you. We are also proud to offer complete online arrangements. Our mission is to provide caring and compassionate service at an affordable price.

  • We are not corporately owned. We are a locally owned and operated business.
  • There is no pressure to buy and we offer our No Hidden Fee Guarantee.
  • There are no society or membership fees and we honour all membership prices.
  • We provide you with a simple alternative to plan your cremation or burial.
  • We serve families throughout Greater Victoria, from Sooke to Sidney, BC.

John Ellwood, Manager

John was born in Vancouver, BC and graduated from Mount Douglas Secondary School in Victoria. He graduated from the Western School of Mortuary Practice in 1988 and has worked as a funeral director in Manitoba and British Columbia. John worked for the Victoria Police Department as a Reserve Constable from 1991 to 1994 and for the Westshore RCMP as an Auxiliary Constable from 1994 to 2002. John worked part-time for Westshore Parks & Recreation and at The Q Centre (Bear Mountain Arena) as lead security from 2004-2014. An avid golfer, John is a member at Bear Mountain Golf Club along with his wife, Jackie.

John has resided in the Westshore since 1994 and is pleased to assist families of the Westshore, Sooke, and Greater Victoria.