This is the Royal Oak Funeral Chapel.
When I was a kid growing up on the outskirts of Vancouver, this was the scariest place in town. Many nights, we’d run by full speed to avoid un-departed ghosts from making themselves at home in our mortal bodies. When I was a teenager, the mansion gained some notoriety when it hosted the funeral of a high profile Hell’s Angel. You never really forget places like these.
This is where I had lunch today.
The old Royal Oak Funeral Chapel has been converted into Oyama Sushi. Over the years, it’s been home to many restaurants. I’d never been in it before, though often wondered about it’s interior. It now has a decidedly Japanese flair that gives no hint of it’s morbid past. Lunch was excellent, but it’s still very odd to eat sushi in the haunted house of your childhood…