Community Alternative Funeral Home

Rick Westlake

Owned and operated by the Cunningham family of Peterborough, Community Alternative Funeral Homehas been established to provide a full range of quality funeral services and merchandise to families in Peterborough and surrounding communities at among the most affordable prices in the Province.

The Community Alternative Difference:

1)     Experience:  John Cunningham has been a Licensed Funeral Director for the past 24 years.  Beginning with his great-grandfather, Louis Nicholas Phippen, John’s family has provided funeral services for the people of Ontario for four generations.  John has had the honour of providing his services for prestigious funeral homes such as Humphrey-Miles, Turner & Porter, and Ogden Funeral Homes.

2)    Affordability:  Community Alternative Funeral Home was founded to provide affordable services to the Peterborough Community.  By keeping our facilities modest and using existing facilities in our community, we are able to offer our services and merchandise at an approximate average of half the cost currently available in our community.

3)     Locally Owned and Operated:  We are not owned by a multinational funeral conglomerate.  All decisions are made at the community level and we are able to respond to local needs and conditions immediately.  Our caskets are manufactured locally, and we strive to support and promote many of the quality businesses in our Peterborough community.

4)     No Commissioned Sales People:  Making funeral arrangements can be stressful enough.  At Community Alternative Funeral Home, we are committed to helping families select the services they want without any sales pressures.  We encourage you to research funeral home costs and services before you make any decisions.  To assist you with your research, we offer our complete price list on our web site, you may obtain a copy at our location, or we would be pleased to mail you information.