about us

Serving families of Windsor and surrounding communities of Hants County.

Today, DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service (Lohnes-DeMont Funeral Service Ltd.) remains a family owned funeral business. We proudly maintain modern spacious facilities, including an air conditioned Chapel with seating for over 300 guests, excellent on-site parking, and the adjoining Elmcroft Reception Centre which was completed in 1998. Families can take comfort in knowing that our spacious facilities can accommodate full visitation, funeral, and reception services all under one roof, with ample parking for family and guests..

From its modest beginnings in 1922, when our founder, Mr. Ira B. Lohnes (seen below with Archie Boyd, circa 1922) first manufactured coffins from Curry's Lumber Mill in Windsor (Curry's Corner), the business has undergone many changes. Mr. Lohnes re-located the business from Curry's Corner to downtown Windsor (corner of Gerrish and Grey Streets). At that time the business was comprised of both funeral home and taxi service, recognizing that a fleet of automobiles was in great demand at the time. After the Second World War, Mr. Lohnes partnered with Mr. Al Botten and re-located the funeral home to its current location at 419 Albert Street.

In 1968, Mr. Leslie and Mrs. Faye Beazley purchased the business from Mr. Lohnes and in 1998, Paul and Barb Beazley entered the business and became the second generation of Beazley's to carry on the family business.

In August 2005, Jonathan and Emelie (Gates) DeMont purchased the funeral home from the Beazley family.

Jonathan DeMont, a native of Windsor is the son of Robert and Diane (Smith) DeMont. Jonathan attended Windsor Elementary School, Windsor Regional High School (1997), as well as Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus (1999). Jonathan is proud to be a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor (President 2011-2013), member of the Windsor United Church (of which he sits on Session), member of Windsor Fire Department, member of Welsford Lodge No. 26 A.F. & A.M., and Past President for the Funeral Service Association of Nova Scotia.

Emelie (Gates) DeMont, a native of Aylesford, Kings Co. is the daughter of Ronald and Maryann (Ayling) Gates. Emelie attended St. Mary's Elementary School, Berwick & District School, West Kings High School (1999), as well as Nova Scotia Community College - Kingstec Campus (2000). Emelie is proud to be a member of the Windsor United Church. Emelie also enjoys being involved in Rotary functions and fundraisers, supporting other local charities and service clubs, as well as spending time with her family and friends.

Jonathan and Emelie have one son, Parker, who was born in September 2006 and one daughter, Ellie, who was born in May 2016.

We are proud to say that DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service continues to be Windsor's only family owned funeral home and cremation services provider. Our family helping your family.

"Serving with Compassion, Integrity & Understanding"