Serving  The Greater Toronto Area, Muskoka and all of Simcoe County from Barrie, Ontario

Dignified Funeral Alternatives Barrie

888 322 7222

705 790 6016

Our family has been serving families for almost 20 years. Dignity is shown with respect, not expense!

Dignified Funeral Alternatives and Cremation Services provides honorable and reasonably prices alternatives to the traditional services provided by funeral homes in Simcoe County.

 The Dignified Funeral Alternatives Team


                                     Steven R. Bridge

                                     Owner/Managing Funeral Director

Steven was born and raised in Drayton, ON. After graduating high school he went out into the work force searching for a career path that he would find both fulfilling and meaningful. During this time he was offered a job at the local funeral home in Drayton and Palmerston. It is here that he would find his life’s passion, working in the funeral industry and with families in the community.

Steven attended Humber College and graduated from the Funeral Services program in 1996, and became a licensed Funeral Director in the province of Ontario.

After graduating, Steven set out seeking for a small community in need of a funeral home and funeral director. A community where he could help families in need. A community where he could raise his own family and feel like he was making a difference. He came across the small community of Angus, ON. It is here that he chose to move with his wife and small boys and open the Steven R. Bridge Funeral Home. While serving and helping many families in the Angus and surrounding area (since 1997), Steven noticed there was a shift happening in the industry. More and more families were seeking more of a funeral alternative rather than a traditional funeral. Thus a division of the Steven R. Bridge Funeral Home was born. In 2009 Dignified Funeral Alternatives opened their doors and began serving families in Simcoe County, Muskoka and the GTA. “Keeping things simple while treating everyone with the same dignity and respect” became Steven’s mission statement. Dignity is shown with respect...not expense, is our belief. We are truly about helping the deceased and their families in the most difficult of times. Whether they choose cremation or burial, celebration of life/memorial service in a hall or place of worship, or a graveside service, we are here to help guide you.  

Steven continues to live in Angus with his wife. He has 4 grown boys and a 2 year old grandson. He continues to fulfil his life goals by still operating the Steven R. Bridge Funeral Home and Dignified Funeral Alternatives in Barrie.     


                                       Laurie A. Bridge

                                       Funeral Advisor/Funeral Directors Assistant

                                       Office Administrator

Laurie has over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry. She has been a Director of Sales and Marketing for several hotels and resorts throughout Ontario. Laurie’s passion of working with people, creating memorable events for them and always wanting to make a difference in their lives is what has helped their family business grow.

Upon the opening of Dignified Funeral Alternatives, it only made sense for Laurie to come aboard full time in the family business. She has applied her skill set of marketing, sales and administration to both the funeral home and Dignified Funeral Alternatives, while having a compassionate understanding for all families in their time of grief and need. Laurie believes in celebrating a life and creating memories. She takes great pride in being able to create memorable stationary packages, candles, DVD’s etc. Laurie continues to stay up to date with current trends in the funeral industry. From the newest trends in memorial jewellery to floating urns for water burial or bio urns for tree planting, she understands that everyone is unique has different ideas for celebrating a life. Together with her Husband Steve, they can help you create a wonderful and memorable “good-bye”.  

We strive to do what YOU want for your family. Dignity IS shown with respect...not expense.