History and Staff

Personalized service options allow you to honor your loved ones in a way that is both meaningful and healing. We hope to provide support and caring while delivering memorial services that celebrate life and help families find the peace they deserve.
If you’re seeking an honorable celebration of life, we invite you to learn more about where we came from, our vision, and the dedicated people behind our work.

A History of Caring

Curnow Funeral Home & Cremation Service opened in March 2003 and has served over 12,000 families since that time. We are a privately owned funeral care provider serving all of Western Washington. We are dedicated to providing information that educates and benefits the consumer. We are able to provide our families with substantial savings by eliminating the high costs associated with traditional funeral homes. For example: we have a smaller, more efficient facility, merchandise is selected from a selection guide, not a large room full of different types of merchandise to choose from.

We are dedicated to serving ALL families with dignity and respect regardless of their financial means. Our bottom line concept is to provide the consumer with substantial savings without compromising quality or service. Our goal is to assist your family the way you deserve to be served with realistic prices.

On October 1, 2008 we opened our new crematory, which is called the Sumner Crematory. Owning and operating our own crematory allows us to provide the best possible service to our families that choose cremation. We have the most advanced cremation equipment available within the funeral industry. We are also pleased to announce that we have an arrangement center in Bellevue. This will allow us to better serve the growing number of families that we are assisting in the King County area. The address is 14205 SE 36th St. Suite 107, Bellevue, WA. 98006 (one half mile east of the Factoria shopping area). We can be reached at (253) 200-9766 or (425) 243-9901. Our address in Sumner is 1504 Main St. Sumner, WA. 98390.

Our Staff’s Dedication to Respectful Care

A funeral, or memorial service, should provide family members and loved ones with the chance to reflect, remember, and celebrate a life well-lived. Our goal is to create exceptional services and experiences that fulfill the wishes of your loved one. Our experienced Funeral Directors provide guidance on the crucial first steps toward healing.

Brian Curnow
Funeral Director/Embalmer

Born and raised in the Puyallup area, Brian is in his 32nd year of funeral service. He is a past president of the Washington State Funeral Directors Association and has served on its' Board of Directors. Brian worked for the Alderwoods Group (now Service Corp. International or "Dignity") for 13 years working in location and regional management. He most recently managed Powers Funeral Home before leaving to start Curnow Funeral Home in 2003.

Brian has been involved in coaching youth sports in the Sumner area for many years. He also enjoys boating, snow skiing and attending local high school sporting events. Brian is a volunteer with the non-profit group MED25 and has traveled to Mbita, Kenya twice to help build and open a much needed mortuary in that community. He has two sons, Kyle and Jake. 

Jack "Ryan" Turner
Crematory Operator

Ryan has been the crematory operator and removal technician since August 2008. He appreciates being able to help those who are in need through his care and compassion in the industry. 

Ben Breum

Funeral Director

Stacey Phelps

Crematory Operator

Marcie Doolin

Administrative Staff