COVID-19 guidance

Moving On – Step 3

As we transition to Moving On – Step 3, we are mindful of the virus within our midst.

There are currently no mandated restrictions on services (visitation, funerals, and receptions).

We would encourage those who are attending services to be aware that some individuals would still appreciate some distance between themselves and others.

Masks are encouraged, particularly in situations where there are a number of people gathered.

Additional information on Step 3 may be found on the government’s website at:

As always, the funeral service professionals at MacLean Funeral Home Swan Chapel are dedicated to caring for the families we are honoured to serve.

We are reminding those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 not to attend the gatherings and seek out testing.

Grieving During a Pandemic

Grieving during a pandemic is new to all of us. Grief is challenging enough without the physical and social distancing, the limitations associated with our usual rituals, and the distancing experienced prior to the death, in some cases.

Grieving Alone & Together by Dr. Sara Murphy.

Thank you to the Funeral Service Foundation for providing the e-book, “Grieving Alone & Together”.

As the pandemic began in Canada, we realized our years of professional training and education would serve us well in caring for the deceased and their families. We want to assure Islanders that we will continue to provide professional, compassionate services to our families and community during this challenging time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us by phone at 902-566-5549 or e-mail: Our phones are answered 24 hours a day by our caring and licensed staff.