Serving Chatham-Kent and Sarnia Lambton.
We are a contemporary alternative to traditional funeral services. We break down the barriers that have been implemented over time. We are a new approach to an old undertaking. The relationships we develop with our client families are real. We offer those we serve the opportunity to create their own traditions. Although Life Transitions may not be an alternative for everyone, we believe that everyone deserves a fair value option.
Life Transitions has restructured the traditional approach to funeral planning formats, because of this we are able to pass the savings back to our families to help ease the potential financial burden often associated with funerals.
Life Transitions will help you celebrate life on your terms through services that are tailored to your family’s needs.
- Alfred “Fred” Thomaes August 14,1943 – April 15, 2017 Much beloved husband of Judy (Whiteman) Thomaes . Father of Terry (Elly) Thomaes and David (Nadiya) …Read More »
- GITT, Frank A. 1963-2017 passed suddenly on April 7th. Predeceased by his father Hans Juergen in 1980. Survived by his mother Joyce Conway Gitt. Father …Read More »
- Edward Kenneth Reaume – August 23, 61 – Apr 4, 17 Ed Reaume, loving father of Josh, Lucas and Anna, passed away peacefully at Chatham …Read More »
- ROMANICK: Larry James. In his 71st year, he passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday March 28th at the Chatham Hospice. Son of …Read More »
- WATSON, Burton Michael “Mike” Passed peacefully on March 25 at Victoria hospital London. Loving husband of Carol Watson (Violot). Mike will be sadly missed by …Read More »
What Families Are Saying About Life Transitions...
Stopped in to talk to Mr. Mac Neil today. Very nice man and lovely wife and also met a daughter—-this gives me a nice feeling of family–which is who I want to help me when the time comes—doing it my way——-Audrey Uber-Richards
“My dear friend James and his wife have opened up an alternative funeral service here in Chatham. It is great for so many reasons! You can have the personalized funeral you want for yourself or a loved one. Gone are the uncomfortable cookie cutter ways of doing things. It doesn’t have to cost you a fortune to give someone a meaningful send off. I think this is so good to have a place like this in Chatham.
Death sucks but it is inevitable. Like it says in the article, Life Transitions is taking a new approach to an old need. As a community we need to support this fantastic alternative!”
When my mother passed away in our home last year, James was over within minutes, bringing comfort as well as his many years of experience in the funeral business. We would recommend Life Transitions to anyone.Sue Hawkins
I would like to thank Lifes Transition. In my time of sorrow, James Mac Neil came into my life and helped me make sure Dorothy Hegmans had a beautiful service. He was there for me when I had any questions. I would highly recommend Life Transitions for any funeral services. Not only did you provide excellent sevice, you made a friend. Thanks again James.Pamela Hegmans
I have had the privilege of working with James Mac Neil and now his wife Lea -Ann.I therefore have intimate knowledge of how each and every family is treated as their very own and there is no other service provider in the Chatham Kent region that I could possibly recommend to share in this very difficult journey through loss than the Mac Neils. Chatham is truly blessed to have you guys. Wishing you many years of success.Holly McGeorge
My family appreciates all you have done for us. I called you and you responded promptly. The care you showed for my father was overwhelming. Thank youNancey Broad
James you are a remarkable man. I was so impressed by your honesty and words of encouragement. We felt welcome the moment we walked through the door. You made the hardest day of our life easier. My husband had the perfect send off of his new journey thanks to you. I can never express my thanks enough. You are truly a blessing. Thank you again. The Dawson family -Patti Benoit DawsonPatti Benoit Dawson
Nicole Dawson I have never met such a wonderful person like James! I can not thank you enough for EVERYTHING you did for my family! It felt like we have known you for awhile and you are all about the families! Again thank you so much !Nicole Dawson
Truly wonderful . Clearly both you and your wife care about people . Success in life and work is only achieved when you are passionate and show gratitude .Jane Stewart
Life Transitions made preparing my wife’s final arrangements easier than I thought possible. The staff was very thoughtful and understanding. They guided me through the process and answered all of my questions.Bernie Bouffard
Having worked with James for my grandma’s funeral at another funeral home, it was amazing how he worked with our family’s outside of the box requests and made the visitation and ceremony so completely custom to our ideas. He also pitched in other ideas that just made it perfect. And that was within a very traditional setting. We had so many people comment afterwards about how wonderful the service was because it really showcased my Nana’s personality and encompassed who she was. I know firsthand how James’ priority is making your loved one’s personality/life/style come through in their service, while also giving you the most affordable options. I love and appreciate that their focus is not on gouging you for all they can get during your most vulnerable time of mourning, but on making it a beautiful celebration of life and helping you find the most affordable option for what you want to do. I can’t say enough good things about this couple in general, let alone this remarkable business.Amber Nicole
This man helped me through one of the darkest and saddest times of my life and would sing his praises to anyone.Kathy Boersema
My experience with Life Transitions was first class. James presented options based on our expectations in an easy to comprehend and compassionate manner. He went above and beyond to help us during our time of need. Thank YouBrad Stewart
All services were performed as contracted with kindness and professionalism. I would recommend Life Transitions to anyone in need.Peter Burtch
I strongly recommend James to care of your needs during a difficult time. After recently going through a funeral of a loved one with James’s direction, and hearing how fantastic he was with the family in caring for all of their needs, there is no doubt that he will continue to serve the people of Chatham-Kent with great professionalism and making a difficult time as stress free as possible. Under James’ tutelage you will be in great handsAndrew Smith
Saw you on the news also! Glad you are getting some recognition…you say small but I do believe God has big plans in store for you and your family. You are a caring and compassionate person with a lot of knowledge! You will go far! Bless you for what you do!Minnie Joy Gilmour Ott
My 90 year old father in law met with James Mac Neil on the week-end, and he was incredibly impressed with James and their fees. When he left, he turned to my husband and said ‘now that is the way it should be done.’Eleanor Parker
Absolutely recommend! My whole family was so pleased with everything they did for my Grandma’s funeral. Great service and professionalism! Thank you for everything!Tara Smith
I’ve known James and LeeAnn for quite a while. A great couple and I am loving that they have formed this business of Life Transitions ,which we definitely need in Chatham. They are doing a great work. People really need to go and get an appointment set up and get your funeral arrangements made at much better prices than other funeral homes. I am glad that I did.Linda Brinkman Weeks
These folks are very kind and compassionate.Cathy Konecny