Leave memories, not condolences.

The Old Way

The funeral industry has been doing the same thing for over 100 years. Many believe that big funeral companies are selling things that families don’t need.

The New Way

Kinwood is a new option for families who don’t want typical funeral services. Kinwood products are rooted in the authenticity of real voices telling real stories.

Kinwood is new

Kinwood offers clients an opportunity to recount the love, memories, and stories of an important life. Kinwood combines filmed interviews with family photography, home movies, cell phone video, news clippings to produce beautiful commemorative films and family heirlooms.

Grandchildren should hear about important family history. Kinwood films lead with anecdotes and include quirks, humour, accomplishments, values, and inspiration.

Our Reviews


“There truly is no better option for this type of service. Jeff and his team are top notch, in every possible capacity. Talented, conscientious, careful, committed to every detail, and execution of the highest possible caliber. We are so happy that we picked these professionals. Their services have produced a lasting impact on our family and my father’s legacy.
Thank you a thousand times.”



This was a fantastic experience! I am not generally comfortable in front of a camera, but the folks at Kinwood made the process fun and not intimidating! The interviewer did an amazing job, and the camerawork, editing and production of the final product was simply awesome. I was very pleased with everything from start to finish and would definitely recommend Kinwood


Our Commemorative Film Program.

When speaking to someone in grief, say something specific about the person and the importance of their life. Leave memories – not condolences. Packages starting at $1895.

Kinwood Custom Film

Stories of a meaningful life. Memories of love, perseverance, family, and accomplishments.

  • 4-10 speakers: 30-45 min interview
  • Up to 300 photographs (to digitize and touch up)
  • Cell phone / home videos to incorporate
  • Biographical study
  • Pre-production plan document
  • Speaker scheduling
  • Post: Music / titles / slates / credits
  • Client editing: 2-3 rounds
  • Final film – approx. 15-30 mins in length
  • Film completion 3-6 days after interviews completed

Guest Memories

During a reception or visitation, guests can leave memories and reflections in a Kinwood Studio. These memories are edited into a beautiful short film.

  • Many guests will embrace the chance to leave memories
  • Kinwood team leads a short interview
  • Guests can speak alone or with a small group, no prep needed
  • Cell phone / home videos to incorporate
  • Speaker scheduling is available
  • Client editing: 2 rounds
  • Final film – approx. 15-20 mins in length
  • Film completion 3-6 days after interviews completed

Service & Film

An interactive package for guests: Film clips combined with an open camera. Your guests will watch pre-filmed clips and short stories at your service. Guests can then add their own memories during your on-site reception.

  • Perfect for someone who does not enjoy public speaking
  • Many guests will embrace the chance to leave memories
  • Kinwood team leads a short interview
  • Guests can speak alone or with a small group, no prep needed
  • Cell phone / home videos to incorporate
  • Kinwood delivers a remarkable family heirloom a few days later
  • Film can be shared with friends and family not able to attend
  • Film completion 3-6 days after interviews completed

Common Questions

I have never heard of Kinwood?

Kinwood is the Celebration of Life Company. We believe that people can do more to honour a life than buying flowers or saying, ‘sorry for your loss.’ Kinwood is new, independent and changing the funeral industry for the better.

So how does this work?

Kinwood film editors take interview footage, photos, home movies, cell phone video and produce a beautiful 15–30-minute commemorative film that will remain in the family forever.

What else do I need to know?

Clients LOVE the final product. It’s both a modern family heirloom and a rewarding experience.

Kinwood clients have cherished the opportunity to leave the memories and stories of a loved one.  Kinwood enables clients to do something meaningful to honour an important life.

But I don’t want to talk on camera.

We hear that a lot. Kinwood creates a warm and welcome space to share personal feelings and stories. Kinwood will ask you thoughtful questions so you can share your reflections without preparing or pressure.

Our editors only use the best interview clips making sure everyone looks good.

But I REALLY don’t want to talk on camera.

You don’t have to. If you are hosting a celebration of life, Kinwood can set up a camera at your event and interview your guests. Kinwood takes those interviews and combines them with photos and video to make the best commemoration product available.

Will my guests want to talk on camera?

Many will embrace the chance to leave memories and stories for your family. After a death, people want to do-something, and leaving memories and stories is a way for your guests to contribute. Kinwood’s questions make it easy to talk and focus on what’s important.

Ok, that makes sense. What else needs to be done?

We need photos of your loved one – the more the better. If you have cell phone video, we can use that too. Pick 4-10 speakers, and Kinwood will reach out and take care of everything. We will also digitize paper photos for the project.

Can I play the film at a Celebration of Life?

Yes! Kinwood films and film clips have been the foundation for numerous celebration of life events.

A Kinwood film can be a great way to unite guests and recognize the details of the life being celebrated. You can also shoot a film at a Celebration of Life.

Just ask – we have options that will work for your situation.

We can always do it in the future, so maybe we will think about it for now?

Yes, there is no time limit. But know the best Kinwood films are made in the days and weeks after a loss. Feelings are strong, memories are clear. We advise that if you are going to do it – do it soon.

It’s kind of expensive?

Families who want a minimalist approach might say its extravagant. No one can say it’s not without value. Clients understand that Kinwood films are forever.

I might be interested… how can I keep the costs down?

Kinwood has just built a studio at the Westminster Funeral and Reception Centre in North York. Filming interviews in our studio is the most cost-effective option.

Where is the studio:

The studio location is a short distance from both HWY 401 & 407. Located at 5826 Bathurst Street in North York.

What are your geographic boundaries?

Kinwood is based in the GTA. While we have partners in other Ontario locations, travel costs to exotic locations can be expensive. Regardless, please reach out and we can discuss what’s possible.

Ok I would like to learn more – how can I start a discussion?

You can fill out our question form above, or email us at: ask@kinwood.ca

We can also be reached at 416-639-8786

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