At Ettinger Funeral Home, We Care About Your Health

Covid-19 Pandemic Guidelines & Information - updated December 21, 2021

The new Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus has prompted the Provincial government to bring in new modified regulations to reduce the spread of this highly contagious version.  

-gathering limits are presently up  to a maximum of 50 people inside our Shubenacadie facility and 25 in the Elmsdale location for either funeral ceremonies and  visitations.  The 50 person limit is also in effect for outdoor gatherings hosted by our business.  Mask-use is mandatory at any event, as is physical distancing; proof of double vaccination and government issued identification is also required.

• funeral services can only have one person singing; no choirs or congregational singing are allowed

• indoor and outdoor funeral ceremonies with a maximum of 10 people, plus officiant and funeral home staff, are allowed without proof of full vaccination but masks and physical distance are required; proof of full vaccination is still required for any visitation

If you have any questions about our updated protocols and procedures please reference:

Certainly feel free to contact us at or speak to us at

(902) 758-3259 or (902) 758-3680