Whelan Funeral Home

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515 Cooper Street
(between Bay & Lyon)
Ottawa, ON K1R 5J1
(613) 233-1488
"Whelan Funeral Home stays true to the families they serve. John J.P. Whelan founded the Whelan Funeral Home in 1925. A Licensed Funeral Director since 1900, he saw the value of offering funeral services in a home. This provided bereaved families a chance to gather in a comfortable and familiar environment. His son, John P. ""Jack"" Whelan followed in his father's footsteps and continued to create traditions that concentrated on individual families rather than the volume of services performed. With the welcome addition of his son Patrick J. Whelan in the early 60's, Whelan & Son began serving local families from generation to generation. Four generations later, J.P Whelan’s great-grandson, Sean Copeland, continues these traditions. ""I joined the firm in 1990, and the partnership was a special one as three generations of Whelan's were working side by side,"" says Sean Copeland. Unique to most large cities, Whelan Funeral Home is proud to be able to stay under the radar of some of the large funeral conglomerates that are a fact in urban areas. ""We serve one family at a time, and provide the individual attention that generations have come to rely on,"" says Sean Copeland. ""I have a number of people attending visitations that ask if this is a 'private funeral home,' or if we have just opened as they have never noticed our funeral home before."" The intimate and recently updated facilities, which are located in a lovely downtown Ottawa Victorian home, encourage families to truly feel a comfort and trust in remembering a loved one. ""I am honoured to maintain the traditions established by my great-grandfather Whelan, my Grampa “Jack” and my uncle Patrick; our family calling has been and will continue to be about serving people in need with personal care and attention,"" says Sean Copeland. Whatever your needs, from a simple service in the funeral home or at a local church, full visitation or memorial services, or direct cremation and burial services, the Whelan Funeral Home's staff will take the time to explore the options that are right for each individual family."
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Recent Whelan Funeral Home Obituaries:

McGANN, Malachy (Retired National Research Council) Passed away peacefully on April 20, 2015 at the age of 91. Loving husband of 70 years to the late Margaret (nee Proudfoot) (March 17, 2015). Dear father of David...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Apr. 21, 2015
GALLINGER, Sydney Sr. Passed away peacefully at The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Center on Monday, April 6, 2015 at the age of 88. Proud veteran of WW ll having served on the HMSC Mic Mac. After his naval service,...
Read Full Obituary for Sydney GALLINGER Sr.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Apr. 18, 2015
LEAHY, Margaret Theresa Daughter of the late Francis James Leahy and Louise Lunney, sister of the late Martin B. Leahy and Mary Joan LaBerge. Margaret passed away peacefully at Westview Pavilion, Penticton, British...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Apr. 16, 2015
WAITES, Gerald July 17, 1921 – April 4, 2015 We are sad to announce the peaceful passing of Gerald Waites. Gerald was proud of being a Veteran of WWII with the Royal Air Force, Squadron 160, Burma Bombers, and then...
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Apr. 11, 2015
PELOT, Lloyd 1927 - 2015 Joseph Lloyd Pelot died on March 21, 2015 aged 87 years. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years, June, and by their daughter Maryanne. Lloyd leaves his children Luke (Janice), Clem...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Mar. 28, 2015
PARMELEE, Charles Grannis (Chuck) Peacefully, on March 18, 2015, at the age of 83 years with his wife by his side. Chuck is survived by his loving and much-loved wife Sheila (nee Lavoie). He is also survived by his son...
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Mar. 27, 2015